Further Reading: Jurassic Park cont'd
In The Last Dinosaur Book: The Life and Times of a Cultural Icon (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1998), W.J.T. Mitchell contextualizes Michael Crichton's and Steven Spielberg's representations of dinosaurs against earlier nineteenth- and twentieth- century understandings of, and engagements with, these extinct creatures.
David A. Kirby explores the intriguing role played by scientific advisors for films such as Jurassic Park in "Scientists on the Set: Science Consultants and Communication of Science in Visual Fiction," Public Understanding of Science, 12:3 (2003), pp. 261-278 and "Science Advisors, Representation, and Hollywood Films," Molecular Interventions, 3:2 (2003): 54-60 (full text).