Film Research

For a chosen film for each director I have researched details about the film, such as costs, profit/loss, actors, cinematographers, crew and locations.

For Steven Spielberg, I chose the film Jurassic Park.

How much did it cost to make?

Jurassic Park costed 63 million dollars to make.

What was the profit or loss?

The box office numbers for the money Jurassic Park made was 1,038,812,584 dollars.

Who were the main actors?

Sam Neill (Alan Grant), Laura Dern (Ellie Sattler), Jeff Goldblut (Ian Malcolm), Richard Attenborough (John Hammond), Bob Peck (Robert Muldoon), Martin Ferrero (Donald Gennaro), B.D. Wong (Henry Wu), Samuel L. Jackson (Ray Arnold), Wayne Knight (Dennis Nedra), Joseph Mazzello (Tim Murphy), Ariana Richards (Lex Murphy).

Who were the cinematographers?

Dean Cundey – there was only one cinematographer, a lot of the effects in the film relied on original art and model making.

Who were the main crew?

The entire crew is listed here:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107290/fullcredits

Where was the film located?

  • The island: Kauai, a small Hawaiian island.
  • Interiors and night scenes: Universal Studios sound stages

Sources:

Cost: http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/franchise/Jurassic-Park#tab=summary

Profit: http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/franchise/Jurassic-Park#tab=summary

Cinematographers: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107290/fullcredits

Crew: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107290/fullcredits

Actors: https://www.google.co.uk/?client=safari&channel=mac_bm&gws_rd=cr&ei=5W7bWM5ZxrhR2Z-nsAY#safe=strict&channel=mac_bm&q=jurassic+park+cast&*

Location: http://www.movie-locations.com/movies/j/Jurassic_Park.html#.WNt1E1fzcVs

For Quentin Tarantino, I chose the film Kill Bill (Vol. 1).

How much did it cost to make?

The cost for volume one was 55,000,000 dollars.

What was the profit or loss?

The profit for volume one was $176,469,428.

Who were the main actors?

Uma Thurman (Bride), David Carradine (Bill), Daryl Hannah (Elle Driver), Lucy Liu (O-Ren Ishii), Michael Madsen (Budd), Vivica A. Fox (Vernita Green),  Chiaki Kuriyama (Gogo Yubari), Chia Hui Lui (Johnny Mo), and Sonny Chiba (Hattori Hanzo).

Who were the cinematographers?

Robert Richardson

Who were the main crew?

All crew here: http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0266697/fullcredits

Where was the film located?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266697/locations

Sources:

Cost: http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/franchise/Kill-Bill#tab=summary

Profit: http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/franchise/Kill-Bill#tab=summary

Actors: https://www.google.co.uk/?client=safari&channel=mac_bm&gws_rd=cr&ei=5W7bWM5ZxrhR2Z-nsAY#safe=strict&channel=mac_bm&q=cast+of+kill+bill+1&*

Cinematographers: http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0266697/fullcredits/cinematographer?ref_=m_ttfc_6

Crew: http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0266697/fullcredits

Location: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266697/locations

For George Lucas, I chose the film Star Wars IV: A New Hope.

How much did it cost to make?

11 million USD

What was the profit or loss?

$786,598,007 profit worldwide

Who were the main actors?

Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Peter Cushing (Grand Moff Tarkin), Alec Guiness (Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kenny Baker (R2 -D2), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), David Prowse (Darth Vader), Phil Brown (Uncle Owen), Shelagh Fraser (Aunt Beru), Jack Pervis (Chief Jawa), Alex McCrindle (General Dodonna), Eddie Byrne (General Willard), Drewe Henley (Red Leader).

Who were the cinematographers?  

Gilbert Taylor

Who were the main crew?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast

Where was the film located?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/locations?ref_=ttfc_ql_6

Sources:

Cost: http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/franchise/Star-Wars#tab=summary

Profit: http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/franchise/Star-Wars#tab=summary

Actors: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/?ref_=nv_sr_5

Cinematographers: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast

Crew: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast

Location: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/locations?ref_=ttfc_ql_6

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