MICHAEL CRICHTON (Producer/Author) embarked on a career
as a writer and filmmaker after graduating from the Harvard Medical
School. Called "the father of the techno- thriller,"
Crichton has written such novels as The Andromeda Strain,
The Great Train Robbery, Congo, Jurassic Park,
Rising Sun, Disclosure, The Lost World and
Airframe. He has also written four books of non- fiction,
including Five Patients, Jasper Johns and his autobiography,
His novels have been translated into at least 20 languages. Eight
have been made into films, including the phenomenally successful
Jurassic Park and its smash-hit sequel, The Lost World.
Jurassic Park was also published as an electronic book
by Voyager in 1992. Films of his novels Airframe and Eaters
of the Dead are currently planned.
Crichton has directed six films, among them "Westworld,"
"Coma" and "The Great Train Robbery." Always
interested in computers, in 1982 he ran a software company, FilmTrack,
that created a computer game called "Amazon." His 1973
film, "Westworld," has the distinction of being the
first feature film to employ digitized images.
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