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When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

Researching Deep Time was an excuse to rewatch the dinosaur films that had captivated me as boy. Through this painstaking scholarly process I discovered that in my memory two of these films had merged into one. That’s not entirely surprising … Continue reading

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Neanderthal Man and Cro-Magnon Woman

Jacques Malaterre’s Ao, le dernier Néandertal is a 2010 film about the fateful encounter between Neanderthals and modern humans. It’s also, as usual in this genre, a love story – with the usual pattern of gender and race: the man is a … Continue reading

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Jurassic World and Weaponised Dinosaurs

Jurassic World recycles the theme-park setting of the first Jurassic Park film, but on a grander scale and this time we see thousands of visitors there experiencing it. Every aspect of the theme-park experience is so relentlessly kitsch that I … Continue reading

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