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Michael Crichton (eng.

John Michael Crichton) Aliases - Michael Douglas (Michael Douglas with Douglas Crichton), Jeffrey Hudson (Jeffrey Hudson), [ b] John Lang (John Lange). October 23, 1942, Chicago - November 4, 2008, Los Angeles American science fiction writer and screenwriter. Born October 23, 1942 in Chicago (Illinois), but grew up on the outskirts of New York, in Roslin (on Long Island). Crichton`s father worked in a magazine, his mother was a housewife, the family had three more children. He studied at Roslin High School, where, due to his growth, he successfully played on the basketball team, then since 1960 at the prestigious Harvard University in Cambridge (Massachusetts) at the Faculty of Philology. However, his style constantly evoked criticism from professors and his grades were usually low. Once, as his work, he presented one of George Orwell`s essays. For this "work" the professor gave Crichton a plus, and after that the future writer realized that Harvard...

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Michael Crichton (eng. John Michael Crichton) Aliases - Michael Douglas (Michael Douglas with Douglas Crichton), Jeffrey Hudson (Jeffrey Hudson), [ b] John Lang (John Lange). October 23, 1942, Chicago - November 4, 2008, Los Angeles American science fiction writer and screenwriter. Born October 23, 1942 in Chicago (Illinois), but grew up on the outskirts of New York, in Roslin (on Long Island). Crichton`s father worked in a magazine, his mother was a housewife, the family had three more children. He studied at Roslin High School, where, due to his growth, he successfully played on the basketball team, then since 1960 at the prestigious Harvard University in Cambridge (Massachusetts) at the Faculty of Philology. However, his style constantly evoked criticism from professors and his grades were usually low. Once, as his work, he presented one of George Orwell`s essays. For this "work" the professor gave Crichton a plus, and after that the future writer realized that Harvard standards were not for him. In 1964, after graduating from university with average grades, he decided to change his field of interest and study anthropology in Cambridge (UK). In this field, success exceeded all expectations, for his academic success in 1965, he was awarded a one-year trip to Europe and North Africa. Back in the United States, Crichton again changes his area of ​​interest. This time he intends to become a doctor, defended his dissertation in medicine at Harvard Medical School in 1969, worked for a short time at the Jonas Salk Institute for Biological Research in La Jolla (California), but did not get a private practice, as he became a professional writer ...  Literature Michael Crichton sold his first work - travel sketches - to the New York Times at the age of 14. He tried writing more seriously at the Faculty of Philology, and in the mid-60s, in order to pay for his studies, he began writing police novels, published under the pseudonyms Jeffrey Hudson and John Lange. One of these novels, When Needed, won the prestigious Edgar Detective Writers` Award in 1968. And another book becomes Crichton`s first science fiction book: I mean the novel "Selective Remedy" (1968), which is a classic science fiction detective story. The success of Crichton was brought by the first, signed with his own name, the book - the science fiction novel "The Strain" Andromeda "" (1969), which was filmed two years later. In the early 1970s, he switched to a career as a screenwriter and then a director, and his fifth film, Westworld, was gaining some success. In this picture, people of the future spend their holidays in a giant park like Disneyland, where all the past eras are reproduced, but instead of people - robots that are no different from them. And now one of the cowboys-robots breaks down and begins to hunt for a man. The confrontation between a robot and a human is the main plot of the film. In addition, in this tape, Crichton was one of the first to use image digitization to obtain special effects. But Crichton gained worldwide fame in 1993, when blockbusters based on the novels "Jurassic Park" (1990) and "Rising Sun" (1991) appeared one by one on the screens. These adaptations spurred readers` interest in the writer`s old works, and the novel "Jurassic Park" in 1993 in the United States was on the bestseller lists for almost a year, its total circulation in the United States is approaching 7 million copies. In the same year, Crichton was named the most popular writer in the United States. By early 1998, he was the fourth richest person in the entertainment industry ($ 102 million). To date, the circulation of his books around the world exceeds 100 million copies. In addition, one of the most successful American television series, Ambulance, was directed by Michael Crichton, which won 14 Emmy Awards, the highest award in television. Crichton was the head of the software company FilmTrack, and in the late 1990s he founded Timeline Studios, which produced computer games based on the plots of his own novels. The writer himself admitted that he fanatically loves this type of entertainment for almost two decades, and this could not but affect his work. Lived in Santa Monica, California. Was married three times: Joan Radam, Katie St. Jones and Anne-Marie Martin, daughter of Taylor born in 1988. He was an expert in the field of computers and the author of one of the first popular science books on information technology "Electronic Life: How Computers Think" (1983), also a developer of computer games "Amazon" (Amazon, 1982) and "Timeline" (2000). Collected works of contemporary art, wrote a serious monograph dedicated to the leading representative of pop art, Jasper Johns. In 1988, Crichton published his autobiographical novel Travel, in which the author described his travels around the world: Bangkok, Malaysia, Pakistan, Kilimanjaro, Jamaica, New Guinea. In addition, he constantly published articles on science in various journals and almanacs. Crichton experimented with extrasensory perception, participated in seances, observed human auras, tried to bend metal spoons, and even conducted exorcism sessions. In 2000, a new species of ankylosaurus "Bienosaurus crichtoni" discovered by paleontologists was named after him, and three years later, in 2003, the armored dinosaur "Crichtonsaurus bohlini" was named. Michael Crichton died on November 4, 2008 at the age of 66 from cancer in Los Angeles.  Wikipedia , Official site , IMDb .  Bibliography 1966 "Chances for ..." Odds On 1967 "First scratch" Scratch One 1968 "Easy move" / "Last grave" Easy Go (The Last Tomb) 1968 "Choice remedy" Drug of Choice 1968 "An Emergency" / "Forced Action" / "A Case of Need" A Case of Need A doctor investigates the unexpected death of a young girl. 1969 "The Andromeda Strain" The Andromeda Strain An alien virus penetrates the Earth 1969 "Poisonous Business" The Venom Business 1969 "Zero degrees cold" Zero Cool 1970 "Death Troopers" Grave Descend 1970 Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty- Brick Lost-Bag Blues 1972 "Dangerous Patient" / "Human-Computer" / "Human-Terminal" The Terminal Man Attempt to control the patient with electrodes 1972 "Double" Binary 1975 "The Great Train Robbery" The Great Train Robbery Western about the train robbery 1976 " Eaters of the Dead "/" The 13th Warrior "Eaters of the Dead Historical novel about an Arab who got to the land of the Vikings 1980" Congo "Congo Expedition to the jungle. Mysterious disappearances of expeditions 1987 "Sphere" Sphere Americans find a sunken alien ship in the ocean 1990 "Jurassic Park" Jurassic Park Amusement park with dinosaurs 1992 "Rising sun" Rising Sun Two detectives in Los Angeles investigate a murder in the Japanese corporation 1994 "Expose" Disclosure Intrigues within the corporation 1995 "The Lost World" The Lost World Continuation of "Jurassic Park" 1996 "Wings" Airframe Investigation of the plane crash. The world of aviation business 1999 "Arrow of time" Timeline Scientists from our days find themselves in the Middle Ages 2002 "Swarm" Prey Insect invasion. The created nanorobots implement an imprecise program of behavior 2004 "State of Fear" An attempt at a man-made earthquake in California. A look at environmental organizations from the other side. The Role of Fear in Politics 2006 Next Next A human becomes a transgenic product, along with soybeans, corn and potatoes. The genes of obedience and aggressiveness, and even the gene for "master" have already been discovered.  Scripts for films * The person who watches * The tornado