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Michael Crichton

Knowledge Identifier: +Michael_Crichton


Michael Crichton

American best-selling author, producer, director, and screenwriter, best known for his work in the science fiction, medical fiction, and thriller genres add

Category: Literature

Born in 1942.

Countries: United States (52%), (13%), United Kingdom (12%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: The Lost World (Crichton novel), HarperCollins, Richard Donner

Linked to: The New York Times, The New Republic, Harvard College, Harvard Medical School




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Michael Crichton was born in 1942 add something


Crichton had always planned on becoming a writer and began his studies at Harvard College in 1960 add something


He went on to become the Henry Russell Shaw Traveling Fellow from 1964 to 1965 and Visiting Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom in 1965 add something


It was published in 1966, under the pseudonym of John Lange add something


Martin Woodhouse - The publication in 1966 of his first novel, Tree Frog, preceded that of Michael Crichton's breakthrough novel, The Andromeda Strain by several years


In 1968, he published two novels, "Easy Go" and "A Case of Need", the second of which was re-published in 1993, under his real name add something


Crichton's third novel of 1969, "The Venom Business" relates the story of a smuggler who uses his exceptional skill as a snake handler to his advantage by importing snakes to be used by drug companies and universities for medical research add something


In 1969, Crichton published three novels add something


In 1969, Crichton wrote a review for "The New Republic" , critiquing "Slaughterhouse Five" by Kurt Vonnegut add something


In "Five Patients", Crichton examines a brief history of medicine up to 1969, to help place hospital culture and practice into context, and addresses the costs and politics of the national healthcare service add something


The novel earned him an Edgar award in 1969 add something


"A Case of Need", written under the Hudson pseudonym, won him his first Edgar award for Best Novel in 1969 add something


Jeremy Stone - The Stanford-based professor and hero of Michael Crichton's 1969 novel and movie The Andromeda Strain is named "Dr. Jeremy Stone


Crichton wrote several episodes for the television series "Insight" in the early 1970s add something


During the 1970s and 1980s he consulted psychics and enlightenment gurus to make him feel more socially acceptable and to improve his karma add something


In 1970, he published "Five Patients", a book which recounts his experiences of hospital practices in the late 1960s at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts add something


In the 1970s in particular he was intent on being a successful filmmaker add something


It was originally published in 1970, by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. in association with the Whitney Museum of American Art, and again in January 1977, with a second revised edition published in 1994 add something


The novel became an instant success, and it was only two years before the novel was sought after by film producers and turned into the 1971 film under the direction of Robert Wise and featuring Arthur Hill, James Olson, Kate Reid as Leavitt, and David Wayne add something


David Wayne - Wayne was noted for his portrayal of Dr. Charles Dutton in the 1971 film version of Michael Crichton's "The Andromeda Strain"


Majel Barrett - She appeared in Michael Crichton's 1973 sci-fi western, "Westworld" as a prostitute


Westworld (TV series) - "'Westworld"' is an upcoming science fiction thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy for HBO, based on the 1973 MGM film of the same name, which was written and directed by American novelist Michael Crichton


He had written what became the pilot script in 1974 add something


The novel was adapted into a film directed by Mike Hodges and starring George Segal, Joan Hackett, Richard A. Dysart and Donald Moffat, released in June 1974 add something


ER (TV series) - In 1974, author Michael Crichton wrote a screenplay based on his own experiences as a resident physician in a busy hospital emergency room


In 1975, Crichton ventured into the nineteenth century with his historical novel "The Great Train Robbery", which would become a bestseller add something


In 1976, Crichton published "Eaters of the Dead", a novel about a tenth-century Muslim who travels with a group of Vikings to their settlement add something


Organ trade - The 1977 fictional novel "Coma" by Robin Cook, made into a movie by Michael Crichton, tells of unsuspecting medical patients who are put into a coma in order for their organs to be removed


The novel was later made into a 1979 film directed by Crichton himself, starring Sean Connery and Donald Sutherland add something


In 1980, Crichton published the novel "Congo", which centers on an expedition searching for diamonds in the tropical rain forest of Congo add something


Susan Dey - Dey co-starred with Albert Finney in a 1981 science-fiction film, "Looker", written and directed by Michael Crichton


Leigh Taylor-Young - In 1981, she appeared in the high tech Michael Crichton production "Looker"


In 1983, Crichton authored "Electronic Life", a book that introduces BASIC programming to its readers add something


"Amazon" was released in the United States in 1984, and it runs on Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, and the DOS systems add something


In 1985, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard "Berkic v add something


In 1988, Crichton was a visiting writer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology add something


Then, in 1988, he published "Travels", which contains autobiographical episodes covered in a similar fashion to his 1970 book "Five Patients" add something


Spielberg learned of the novel in October 1989, while he and Crichton were discussing a screenplay that would become the television series "ER" add something


In 1990, Crichton published the novel "Jurassic Park" add something


Jurassic Park - It began in 1990 when Universal Studios bought the rights to the novel by Michael Crichton before it was even published


In 1992, Crichton published the novel "Rising Sun", an international best-selling crime thriller about a murder in the Los Angeles headquarters of Nakamoto, a fictional Japanese corporation add something


In 1992, Crichton was ranked among "People" magazine's 50 most beautiful people add something


A 1993 speech which predicted the decline of mainstream media add something


The book was instantly adapted into a film, released the same year of the movie adaption of "Jurassic Park" in 1993, and starring Sean Connery, Wesley Snipes, Tia Carrere and Harvey Keitel add something


The film, directed by Spielberg, was eventually released in 1993, starring Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant, Laura Dern as Dr. Ellie Sattler, Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm , and Richard Attenborough, as John Hammond, the billionaire CEO, of InGen add something


Steven Spielberg - In 1993, Spielberg returned to the adventure genre with the film version of Michael Crichton's novel Jurassic Park, about a theme park with genetically engineered dinosaurs.


Next - His next novel, "Disclosure", published in 1994, addresses the theme of sexual harassment previously explored in his 1972 "Binary" add something


In 1994, Crichton achieved the unique distinction of having a No. 1 movie, "Jurassic Park", a No. 1 TV show, "ER", and a No. 1 book, "Disclosure" add something


In 1994, Crichton became the only creative artist ever to have works simultaneously charting at No. 1 in television, film, and book sales add something


In the novel, Crichton draws from real life accidents to increase its sensation of realism, including American Airlines Flight 191 and Aeroflot Flight 593; the latter flew from Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport and crashed on its way to Hong Kong's Kai Tak Airport in 1994 add something


Crichton published "The Lost World" in 1995, as the sequel to "Jurassic Park" add something


The novel was loosely adapted into a 1995 film, starring Laura Linney, Tim Curry, and Ernie Hudson add something


The Lost World: Jurassic Park - The screenplay was written by David Koepp, loosely based on Michael Crichton's 1995 novel "The Lost World"


The Lost World (Crichton novel) - "'The Lost World"' is a techno thriller novel written by Michael Crichton and published in 1995 by Knopf


Crichton", 84 F.3d 581 , Geoffrey Williams claimed that "Jurassic Park" violated his copyright covering his dinosaur-themed children's stories published in the late 1980s add something


Then, in 1996, Crichton published "Airframe", an aero-techno-thriller which relates the story of a quality assurance vice-president at the fictional aerospace manufacturer Norton Aircraft, as she investigates an in-flight accident aboard a Norton-manufactured airliner that leaves three passengers dead and fifty-six injured add something


By his own account, he was approximately tall in 1997 add something


The novel was adapted into the film "Sphere" in 1998, directed by Barry Levinson, with a cast including Dustin Hoffman as Norman Johnson, , Samuel L. Jackson, Liev Schreiber and Sharon Stone add something


In 1999, Crichton founded Timeline Computer Entertainment with David Smith add something


In 1999, Crichton published "Timeline", a science fiction novel which tells the story of a team of historians and archaeologists studying a site in the Dordogne region of France, where the medieval towns of Castelgard and La Roque stood add something


The novel quickly spawned Timeline Computer Entertainment, a computer game developer that created the "Timeline" PC game published by Eidos Interactive in 2000 add something


Released on December 8, 2000, for the PC, the game received negative reviews and sold poorly add something


Keith Szarabajka - Szarabajka has contributed his voice to several audio books, notably "Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates" by Tom Robbins, for which he won the 2001 Audie *award for Best Fiction, unabridged, "Fear Nothing" and "Seize the Night" by Dean Koontz, several roles in a Grammy nominated audio dramatization of "The Maltese Falcon", "Rising Sun" by Michael Crichton, Nelson_Algren's "Walk on the Wild Side", and the much lauded "The Mark of Zorro" opposite Val Kilmer


In 2002, Crichton published "Prey", a cautionary tale about developments in science and technology; specifically nanotechnology add something


Peter Doran, author of the paper in the January 2002, issue of "Nature" which reported the finding referred to above that some areas of Antarctica had cooled between 1986 and 2000, wrote an opinion piece in the July 27, 2006, "The New York Times" in which he stated "Our results have been misused as 'evidence' against global warming by Michael Crichton in his novel "State of Fear" add something


A "film" based on the book was released in 2003, by Paramount Pictures, with a screen adaptation by Jeff Maguire and George Nolfi, under the direction of Richard Donner add something


"Aliens Cause Global Warming" January 17, 2003 add something


Gerard Butler - In 2003, he played André Marek in the adaptation of Michael Crichton's "Timeline"


Timeline (film) - "'Timeline"' is a 2003 science fiction adventure film directed by Richard Donner, based on the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton


In 2004, Crichton published "State of Fear", a novel concerning eco-terrorists who attempt mass murder to support their views add something


In September 2004, the Sci Fi Channel would announce a production of a miniseries, executive-produced by Ridley Scott, Tony Scott and Frank Darabont, premiering on May 26, 2008 add something


On January 25, 2005 at the National Press Club Washington, D.C., Crichton delivered a detailed explanation of why he criticized the consensus view on global warming add something


Together with climate scientists, Crichton was invited to testify before the Senate in September 2005, as an expert witness on global warming add something


In his 2006 novel, "Next", Crichton introduced a character named "Mick Crowley" who is a Yale graduate and a Washington D.C.-based political columnist add something


The last novel published while he was still living was "Next", printed in 2006 add something


In March 2006, the real Crowley had written an article strongly critical of Crichton for his stance on global warming in "State of Fear" add something


In November 2006, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Crichton joked that he considered himself an expert in intellectual property law add something


On March 14, 2007, Intelligence Squared held a debate in New York City entitled "Global Warming is Not a Crisis", moderated by Brian Lehrer add something


According to Crichton's brother Douglas (Michael_Douglas), Crichton was diagnosed with lymphoma in early 2008 add something

Michael Crichton died in 2008 add something


He unexpectedly died of the disease on November 4, 2008, at the age of 66 add something


His last novel, "Pirate Latitudes", was originally scheduled for a release date of December 2, 2008. was published on November 22, 2011 add something


Eric McCormack - In 2008, McCormack co-starred in A&E's television mini-series "The Andromeda Strain", a remake of the 1971 movie based on the novel by Michael Crichton


John Michael Todd Crichton was born on February 12, 2009 add something


On April 6, 2009, Crichton's publisher, HarperCollins, announced the posthumous publication of two of his novels add something


He was the author of, among others, "Jurassic Park", "The Andromeda Strain", "Congo", "Travels", "Sphere", "Rising Sun", "Disclosure", "The Lost World", "Airframe", "Timeline", "Prey", "State of Fear", "Next" , "Pirate Latitudes" , and a final unfinished techno-thriller, "Micro", which was published in November 2011 add something


Eriq La Salle - In 2009, he returned to "ER" for three episodes during its 15th and final season, including his uncredited appearance as himself in the opening of "Heal Thyself" to tell the audience of the death of the show's creator Michael Crichton


Crichton had an extensive collection of 20th century American art, which was auctioned by Christie's in May 2010 add something


The other novel, titled "Micro", is a techno-thriller that was released in November 2011 add something


On July 28, 2016, Michael Crichton's website and HarperCollins published a press release saying that a new Michael Crichton novel will be published in May 2017 called "Dragon Teeth add something


On February 26, 2019, Crichton's website and HarperCollins announced the publication of "The Andromeda Strain Evolution" the sequel to "Andromeda Strain, a collaboration with CrichtonSun LLC. and author Daniel H. Wilson add something


It will be released on November 12, 2019 add something