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Steven Spielberg Called In A Favor From George Lucas To Finish Jurassic Park
When Steven Spielberg and George Lucas first embarked on their legendary filmmaking journeys in the 1970s and '80s, few could've imagined the impact that each director would have on the other. Considering their friendship, it’s unsurprising that Spielberg called in a favor from Lucas that helped him finish “Jurassic Park” and “Schindler's List” in the same year.
While Spielberg was in post-production on “Jurassic Park,” the warming weather in Poland gave him little time to waste to begin shooting “Schindler's List,” which had to be filmed in the snow. Fortunately, he had a contingency, as he revealed on “The Late Show,” “I asked George Lucas if he would supervise the dub, and George came in and dubbed [‘Jurassic Park’] for me.”
Lucas taking on the editing duties of “Jurassic Park” allowed Spielberg to leave for Poland to shoot his complicated Holocaust drama “Schindler's List,” and both films were released in 1993. Remarkably, they both won Academy Awards in 1994, as “Jurassic Park” won Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing, and “Schindler's List” won Best Picture and Best Director.