Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Michael Crichton Dies at 66

From THR:
Michael Crichton -- whose books were made into such eventful Hollywood films as "Jurassic Park," "Disclosure" and "The Andromeda Strain," -- has died after a battle with cancer. He was 66.

The author's Web site said Wednesday that Crichton had died "unexpectedly" Tuesday in Los Angeles.


"Michael's talent outscaled even his own dinosaurs of 'Jurassic Park,' " said Steven Spielberg, who directed the first two "Jurassic Park" films in the '90s. "He was the greatest at blending science with big theatrical concepts, which is what gave credibility to dinosaurs again walking the earth."

Michael Crichton was a fantastic authors whose works have spawned some fantastic films, most notably one of the landmark achievements of the 1990s - Jurassic Park. He will be missed.

2 comments:

Sam Juliano said...

Sad news indeed. He made many literary contributions to the culture. He left too soon.

Polly said...

Another point of view: Michael Crichton dies