Harold and Maude is a good movie to screen for friends once you get to know them better. After all, love it or hate it, you should be able to say something nice about Harold and Maude or its stars Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort. The reaction they give is kind of like a litmus test to see if the glass is half full or not.
Jurassic Park is strictly geek fantasy. I had obtained a pre-release copy of the original novel by the late Michael Crichton. The book’s premise had just been made possible by the introduction of polymerase chain reaction methods for DNA amplification, the human genome project taking off, and all things molecular biology–related suddenly seeming possible — including the cloning of extinct animals like dinosaurs.
— Jim Crute, head brewer and owner, Lightning Brewery
Harold and Maude (USA) 1971, Paramount. List price: $8.99
Jurassic Park (USA) 1993, Universal. List price: $14.98