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90's Movies - The Ultimate Celebration

90's Movies - The Ultimate Celebration

90's Movies - The Ultimate Celebration
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From the biggest blockbusters to the edgiest indies, head back to the 90s with this massive celebration of the coolest decade in cinema. Featuring behind the scenes reports, classic on set pictures and retrospective looks at the decade's coolest movies, including Jurassic Park, The Matrix, Fight Club and Ewan McGregor talking Trainspotting 2. Also included: a brain-teasing quiz and a countdown of the 90 greatest things about the 90s.

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United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd

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There’s never been a decade cooler than the ’90s. Need proof? Which other decade can boast the counterculture fury of Fight Club and Trainspotting? The VFX evolution of Jurassic Park and The Matrix? Or the horror revolution of Scream and The Blair Witch Project? It was the decade that gave us cinema’s most exciting indie filmmakers, from Kevin Smith to Quentin Tarantino. It was John Woo and his ballet of violence, Patrick Swayze riding the waves and Arnie demanding “your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle”. It was the decade that saw the last hurrah for the guaranteed bumson-seats movie star. It was monumental. Over the next 146 pages you’ll find a treasure trove of ’90s nostalgia, from oral histories of Speed and Notting Hill to retrospectives on Reservoir Dogs and…

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the 90 greatest things about the ’90s

01 EVERYTHING I DO (I DO IT FOR YOU) Bryan Adam’s raspy love ballad topped the UK singles chart for a record-breaking 16 weeks in 1991 and cemented the image of Kevin Costner with a mullet shooting a flaming arrow, and Christian Slater doing a horrendous British accent, in the public consciousness forever. 02 BLOCKBUSTERS REBORN If the ’70s was the decade that invented the blockbuster, the ’90s marked phase two as vastly improved CGI brought dinosaurs to life, showed us the sinking of the Titanic and gave us a cyborg who could melt in front of our eyes. 03 FRIENDS Everybody watched it, everybody wanted to live it, the life and loves of six New York pals who share apartments and hang out in a coffee shop was aspirational, warm and funny (while also…

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prehistory in the making

October, 1989. Having just embarked on his last crusade with Indiana Jones, Steven Spielberg was hungry for new ideas. He’d set up a meeting with Michael Crichton to work on a screenplay for a medical drama which would later become ER. Before they’d even began discussing it, out of politeness, the director asked his author friend, “So... what’s new in the world of books?” Crichton responded casually, “Oh, I’m writing this thing about dinosaurs and DNA.” Spielberg’s eyes widened. He wanted to hear more. A dinosaur lover from an early age, Spielberg had always been fascinated by Earth’s mighty prehistoric inhabitants – suddenly, doctors and nurses didn’t seem so important. Eventually, after being pressed for more and more information, Crichton gave up the whole story. Spielberg sat in silence, cogs whirring.…

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hungry eyes

COLIN TREVORROW “I was 16. I’m a little older than the generation where Jurassic Park is their Star Wars – Star Wars is my Star Wars! The difference between 15 and 12 is great, so I had other things filling up my brain; I was already thinking about girls! But as I watched Jurassic Park, I was 12 again. I think all adults became 12 for those two hours. CHRIS PRATT “I was 13. It’s really the first event movie I remember seeing. We’re all fascinated with dinosaurs, so when I saw that there was a movie by Steven Spielberg with dinosaurs… I convinced my parents, and they took me, and I ended up seeing it twice on the opening weekend. When the T-Rex came out and its pupils dilated and it did…

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independence day

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: otherworldly invaders come to Earth and summarily slaughter its inhabitants but thanks to the efforts of some ambitiously resilient Americans, the aggressive aliens are ousted and harmony is, ultimately, restored. Indeed, on paper 1996’s blockbuster hit Independence Day may as well have been called War Of The Worlds Part II. Yet, when the Roland Emmerich-helmed fantasy romp rolled around, the big screen had been decidedly lacking in any super-sized sci-fi shocks. Oh sure, Independence Day may not have been anything original in the eyes of the more seasoned genre buff but, given that 1995’s biggest hits included Apollo 13, Braveheart and Die Hard With A Vengeance is it any wonder that audiences lined up around the block to see some space-nasties destroy…

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international treasure

According to Douglas Smith, Emmerich insisted on an international flavour to his visual effects crew – something that added a team atmosphere. “Roland is from Germany, of course, so he wanted to give some people from his own country a break, which I thought was great. The German crew was less experienced but Roland hoped that the combination of this fresh new team – and Hollywood veterans like me – would help really take things up a notch. The German crew was interested in doing some miniature effects stuff – as well as getting experience with digital effects – so it was a mission of discovery for them and we ended up mentoring some of them. I think that it is down to the combined effort of a lot of…