Tortoise mating in 'Jurassic Park'? You don't say ...
April 10th, 2013
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Tortoise mating in 'Jurassic Park'? You don't say ...

The sound designer for "Jurassic Park," Gary Rydstrom, is revealing some rather intimate details about the 1993 film.

In an interview with New York Magazine's Vulture, the Oscar winner explained that he used sounds from a variety of animals as the basis for what you hear coming from the dinos in the Steven Spielberg flick, which has been re-released in 3-D.

For the raptors, Rydstrom used horses and geese to create some of the audio, including the hissing noise that viewers hear when a raptor comes upon Muldoon.

"You’ve got to get a goose mad and then they hiss at you," Rydstrom said. "All you have to do is get close to one and stick a mic near its beak and you'll get that hiss, and that's the hiss that Muldoon hears before he dies."

To create the creatures' barks, Rydstrom found a "somewhat embarrassing" solution.

"When the raptors bark at each other to communicate, it's a tortoise having sex. It's a mating tortoise! I recorded that at Marine World," he said. "The people there said, 'Would you like to record these two tortoises that are mating?' It sounded like a joke, because tortoises mating can take a long time. You've got to have plenty of time to sit around and watch and record them."

Rydstrom clearly made room in his schedule. If people only knew where the sounds in the movie came from, Rydstrom said, laughing, "it'd be rated R!"


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  1. wreck her she has me walled up

    MAKES FUN OTHERS ON MINAJ, ROSE AND ADELE AND MANY OTHERS WRECK IT

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    M.A.P.
    For your information, I am at work and CNN is one of the only websites I can get access to. So I don't have a lot of options of what to read. I think I have a right as a reader to express my dissatisfaction with the content on here – even if it is the entertainment section. Your whole 'If you don't like it go away' reeks of republican sentiment. Funny how noone says to them 'If you don't like USA or it's president – move to another country'.

    May 22, 2013 at 6:46 am | Report abuse | Reply

    COWARD MOTORED OUT AT 54OAM ...NOT HOME

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    May 22, 2013 at 5:51 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Wi

    All of you saying shii please get into the studio and write your music lets see

    May 22, 2013 at 3:25 am | Report abuse | Reply

    LUCYIE22

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    May 21, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    0729lf

    great acting always fanny.

    May 21, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    CeW

    So, I don't expect many commenters on CNN.com to 'get it' or like it. BUT, I'm sure her fans with eclectic music taste love it. I must say it's very risky for a pop star to make a song with blatant West African musical influence. I guess she CAN do whatever she wants at this point in her career...every song doesn't have to reach the masses and strike popularity on iTunes! She gets her money the old fashion way...world tours.

    I say, good for her!

    May 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    WeC

    I say, STFU.

    May 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |

    Pliny

    What she needs to do is sit down and shut up. Black women with blond hair are evil b! tches

    May 21, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |

    Pliny

    Wow, that song was literally stillborn. Let's hope baby #2 fares better.

    LOL

    May 21, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    CeW

    Poor choice in words... poor choice in music, I'm sure...

    May 21, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |

    Tara

    What is Bey thinking! This crap is horrible!

    May 21, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    HER ASS DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THAT THANKS

    THANKS

    May 21, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Pliny

    What, are you saying she has a fake ass?

    LOL

    May 21, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |

    WONDER WHAT SHE TELLS JAY Z TRUTH OR LIES...

    SHE IS DESPERATE YOU KNOW...

    May 21, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    jodie...

    agreed.

    May 21, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Dat azz taste bootylicious!

    May 21, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Jodie

    '
    TERRIBLE–

    May 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Alexander

    TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY...

    May 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |

    Jodie

    agreed

    May 21, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |

    Harley

    AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 21, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Ex-creter

    poop

    May 21, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    M.A.P.

    I liked the other Bow down song better, this one sounds ok but not as experimental. Very safe single I guess and she is basically a corperation who's no.1 objective is to make money.

    May 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Does Beyonce own CNN?

    That might explain the constant, near daily blog posts here on the minutiae of her daily life.

    Newsflash, CNN: We Don't Care! Enough with Beyonce, for God's sake. Sheesh!

    May 21, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    M.A.P.

    It does seem like a paid ad spot here for Beyonce sometimes, like that powerful women episode!? She didn't invent and run Destiny's Child – her father did! She didn't even write the songs or decide anything! Now she has been handed a solo career, I hardly call that one of the most powerful women in the world.

    May 21, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |

    sure you can be powerful and have dad silly...

    once the man kicks in dad has too take a little sideline...i've had boyfriends before and so has beyonce..

    May 21, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |

    CeW

    I love it when folks not only take time out to read another article about Beyonce but also take the time out to comment too! I'll never understand why folks cannot skip on to the next article. With people like you around, CNN.com will always run post on Beyonce because you keep reading and commenting.

    When really, you are secretly awaiting another post on her and/or in the words of Peter Griffin (sigh) "I wish I was Beyonce."

    May 21, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |

    WeC

    STFU

    May 21, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |

    M.A.P.

    For your information, I am at work and CNN is one of the only websites I can get access to. So I don't have a lot of options of what to read. I think I have a right as a reader to express my dissatisfaction with the content on here – even if it is the entertainment section. Your whole 'If you don't like it go away' reeks of republican sentiment. Funny how noone says to them 'If you don't like USA or it's president – move to another country'.

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    Atlanta

    i like LA this time of year don't you? WRECK IT

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    Atlanta

    Look! It's a fat a$$ black girl with blonde hair! Two more shades lighter and she cold pass for an ugly white girl.

    May 22, 2013 at 8:58 am | Report abuse | Reply

    ...says the cross-burning redneck from Atlanta ^

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    M.A.P.
    For your information, I am at work and CNN is one of the only websites I can get access to. So I don't have a lot of options of what to read. I think I have a right as a reader to express my dissatisfaction with the content on here – even if it is the entertainment section. Your whole 'If you don't like it go away' reeks of republican sentiment. Funny how noone says to them 'If you don't like USA or it's president – move to another country'.

    May 22, 2013 at 6:46 am | Report abuse | Reply

    COWARD MOTORED OUT AT 54OAM ...NOT HOME

    =

    May 22, 2013 at 5:51 am | Report abuse | Reply

    Wi

    All of you saying shii please get into the studio and write your music lets see

    May 22, 2013 at 3:25 am | Report abuse | Reply

    LUCYIE22

    … Unbelievable....Wow… My friend Emily has just married to a handsome wealthy black man. They met through ~~~ ~~InterràcìalFìshes.Çoм ~~ ~ ~~A Serious interracial dating forr black & white single sseeking interracial relationships, friendships, dating ,love and more.. So, if you want to look for people with which you can date, you are at the right place.You can meet(lawyers,busy professionals, benefactors. models, celebrities, etc….)If you are single, perhaps you can have a try.

    May 21, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    0729lf

    great acting always fanny.

    May 21, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    CeW

    So, I don't expect many commenters on CNN.com to 'get it' or like it. BUT, I'm sure her fans with eclectic music taste love it. I must say it's very risky for a pop star to make a song with blatant West African musical influence. I guess she CAN do whatever she wants at this point in her career...every song doesn't have to reach the masses and strike popularity on iTunes! She gets her money the old fashion way...world tours.

    I say, good for her!

    May 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    WeC

    I say, STFU.

    May 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |

    Pliny

    What she needs to do is sit down and shut up. Black women with blond hair are evil b! tches

    May 21, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |

    Pliny

    Wow, that song was literally stillborn. Let's hope baby #2 fares better.

    LOL

    May 21, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    CeW

    Poor choice in words... poor choice in music, I'm sure...

    May 21, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |

    Tara

    What is Bey thinking! This crap is horrible!

    May 21, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    HER ASS DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THAT THANKS

    THANKS

    May 21, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Pliny

    What, are you saying she has a fake ass?

    LOL

    May 21, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |

    WONDER WHAT SHE TELLS JAY Z TRUTH OR LIES...

    SHE IS DESPERATE YOU KNOW...

    May 21, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    jodie...

    agreed.

    May 21, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Dat azz taste bootylicious!

    May 21, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Jodie

    '
    TERRIBLE–

    May 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Alexander

    TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY...

    May 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |

    Jodie

    agreed

    May 21, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |

    Harley

    AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 21, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Ex-creter

    poop

    May 21, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    M.A.P.

    I liked the other Bow down song better, this one sounds ok but not as experimental. Very safe single I guess and she is basically a corperation who's no.1 objective is to make money.

    May 21, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Does Beyonce own CNN?

    That might explain the constant, near daily blog posts here on the minutiae of her daily life.

    Newsflash, CNN: We Don't Care! Enough with Beyonce, for God's sake. Sheesh!

    May 21, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    M.A.P.

    It does seem like a paid ad spot here for Beyonce sometimes, like that powerful women episode!? She didn't invent and run Destiny's Child – her father did! She didn't even write the songs or decide anything! Now she has been handed a solo career, I hardly call that one of the most powerful women in the world.

    May 21, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |

    sure you can be powerful and have dad silly...

    once the man kicks in dad has too take a little sideline...i've had boyfriends before and so has beyonce..

    May 21, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |

    CeW

    I love it when folks not only take time out to read another article about Beyonce but also take the time out to comment too! I'll never understand why folks cannot skip on to the next article. With people like you around, CNN.com will always run post on Beyonce because you keep reading and commenting.

    When really, you are secretly awaiting another post on her and/or in the words of Peter Griffin (sigh) "I wish I was Beyonce."

    May 21, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |

    WeC

    STFU

    May 21, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |

    M.A.P.

    For your information, I am at work and CNN is one of the only websites I can get access to. So I don't have a lot of options of what to read. I think I have a right as a reader to express my dissatisfaction with the content on here – even if it is the entertainment section. Your whole 'If you don't like it go away' reeks of republican sentiment. Funny how noone says to them 'If you don't like USA or it's president – move to another country'.

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    May 22, 2013 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
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  5. marina

    that's private between both turtles.

    April 15, 2013 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  6. Rock

    Does the female tortoise take it in the face?

    April 15, 2013 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  7. Clete

    I have such a boring, uninteresting job that watching and recording tortoise mating would be a step up.

    April 13, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. M I

    sounds hot.

    April 13, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mikey

    Thats not nice of them to record Raphael and April's love-making.

    April 11, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Raptor_Attak

    pics of GTFO

    April 11, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Remember to read comments at the bottom..thanks

    -

    April 11, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Meh

    Did you also know that when George Bush spoke on TV it was the sound of most of congresss taking a dump?

    April 11, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • h

      talk about bitter glingers poor liberal mad that bush did a way better job with all the f ups then obama will ever do

      April 22, 2013 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  13. Turds are not our problem any longer....

    thanks.

    April 11, 2013 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
  14. Sokman

    Wonder if Oprah got royalties from the movie for letting them record that...

    April 11, 2013 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  15. As we said 1 million times...

    ignore it....she must be used too that anyway....there is nobody here..

    April 10, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Plug and Un Plug --OLD NEWS

    you don't have it and never will like 49 does...

    April 10, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  17. CISCO

    there is no reason for me too get annoyed any longer - because heck i have all the contacts....
    .....
    your and embarrassment and a disgrace too the industry

    April 10, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Hogan's Goat

    Yeah, but this is the 3-D version. Did you record in surround sound? Also, ICK!

    April 10, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  19. TURTLE F*KERS OF THE WORLD, UNITE!

    .

    April 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Nance

    Mega gay. I was watching that in 1993 and I was just 3 years old. They need to be put in jail. Playing turtle p orn for children is wrong. And gay.

    April 10, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Mandy

    i have not made further fool of myself-
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    April 10, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Elliott

    This seems really gay. I wonder if those turtles are lesbeans?

    April 10, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Willie

    I don't know, man - I've fKed a lot of tortoises in my life and it never sounded like nothing in no Jurassic Park.

    April 10, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rock

      but I bet they turned on you after it was done just like a 'raptor :P

      April 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |

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