Thursday, November 6, 2008

Goodbye Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton died of cancer November 4th at the age of 66. He's probably most well known for his book and subsequent movie Jurrasic Park. But he also wrote the Andromeda Strain, Congo, Sphere, and West World which were also made into films.

Even though he held a degree in anthropology and was a medical doctor he was also a writer. And, in fact, actually wrote novels while he was in medical school. For those of you out there who claim you don't have time to write, perhaps you should reconsider.

There has been no word as of yet how or if his death will affect the upcoming Jurassic sequel titled Jurassic Park IV: The Extinction. The film was slated for release in 2010. It seems that a Westworld remake is also in the works.

I love to watch the original Jurassic Park on a day when it's rainy with a little thunder in the background. My next rainy day I'm going to watch it in honor of Michael.

1 comment:

Lela said...

Don't forget - he also created ER. I'll be sad to see that go too.