What's the Difference between Lost World the Book and The Lost Word: Jurassic Park the Movie?

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Lost World

86%
Released: 1995
Author: Michael Crichton

The Lost Word: Jurassic Park

14%
Released: 1997
Director: Steven Spielberg
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In the Book In the Movie
Dr. Ian Malcolm
Dr. Ian Malcolm
Portrayed by: Jeff Goldblum
Lewis Dodgson
This Character does not appear.
Richard Levine
This Character does not appear.
Sarah Harding
Sarah Harding
Portrayed by: Julianne Moore
Doc Thorne
This Character does not appear.
Eddie Carr
Eddie Carr
Portrayed by: Richard Schiff
This Character does not appear.
Peter Ludlow
Portrayed by: Arliss Howard
Kelly Curtis
Kelly Curtis
Portrayed by: Vanessa Lee Chester
This Character does not appear.
Roland Tembo
Portrayed by: Pete Postlethwaite
Danny Rosabal
This Character does not appear.
R.B. "Arby" Benton
This Character does not appear.
This Character does not appear.
Dieter Stark
Portrayed by: Peter Stormare
Howard King
This Character does not appear.
George Baselton
This Character does not appear.
This Character does not appear.
Dr. Robert Burke
Portrayed by: Thomas F. Duffy
This Character does not appear.
Ajay Sidhu
Portrayed by: Harvey Jason
This Character does not appear.
Nick Van Owen
Portrayed by: Vince Vaughn
The Lost Word: Jurassic Park Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Donald Gennaro, who survived the first book, is mentioned to have died of dysentery prior to the book's events. Gennaro was killed by a T-Rex in the first film and is not mentioned.
   Ian Malcolm goes to Isla Sorna accompanied by a team consisting of Sarah Harding, Eddie Carr and Doc Thorne, and later encounters paleontologist Richard Levine. Malcolm is accompanied by Sarah Harding, Eddie Carr and Nick van Owen. Thorne and Levine do not appear.
   The book's introduction has Ian Malcolm teaching at a university before Richard Levine convinces him to investigate Costa Rica once more. The film opens with a rich family's boat stopping at a Costa Rican island and their daughter being attacked by compys, a scene taken from the first book.
   The book's main antagonist is Lewis Dodgson, a geneticist initially seen in the first book (and film) who works for rival genetics company Biosyn. The film's main antagonist is Peter Ludlow, a businessman and nephew of John Hammond who takes control of InGen.
   A pair of unusually intelligent kids named Kelly and Arby stow away on Malcolm's expedition. Only Kelly stows away.
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The entire story is changed. Sarah Harding was black and level headed - in the movie they make her white and acting like Levine. The reason for going to the island revolves around Levine and Thorne who aren't even in the movie! The girl who goes is supposed to be Ian's daughter, evidently by the original character of Sarah Harding... I wish someone would make a movie the way Crichton wrote it. I was so looking forward to seeing THAT story on screen.
05 Jun 2016 Anonymous


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