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Otto “Dino” De Laurentis

July 13, 2009

Film director

Otto De Laurentis was a film director of the 30’s and 40’s, who became fascinated at an early age with the new art of film special effects and cinematography.  His films included Herr Kong (a sequel to King Kong), One Flew Over the Pterodactyls Nest and Zeppelin vs Pterodactyls . His fascination with prehistoric creatures, and the fact they appear in all his films, led to his nickname “Dino”.  When Germany decided to make a propaganda film to demostrate the new Jurassic Reich, Otto was an obvious choice, and he leapt at the chance to work with real dinosaurs!

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