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KenIsaacson
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Michael Crichton has died

It has just been announced online that author Michael Crichton, best known for such books as The Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park has died at the age of 66 after a private battle with cancer.

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Re: Michael Crichton has died

Very sad news. 

 

I had no idea he was sick, I guess he had kept it truly private.

 

He was an influential author and he'll be missed.

 

 

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Re: Michael Crichton has died

Private, indeed. I caught it as a "Breaking News" item online on MSNBC yesterday.

 

I'd read The Andromeda Strain (published in 1969) long, long ago, and enjoyed it. I'd also seen the 1971 movie "back then." Last year, we got it from Netflix, and wow, movies have sure come a long way in three decades! It was almost amusing to watch. (When it wasn't amusing it was painful...)

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Re: Michael Crichton has died


KenIsaacson wrote:

Private, indeed. I caught it as a "Breaking News" item online on MSNBC yesterday.

 

I'd read The Andromeda Strain (published in 1969) long, long ago, and enjoyed it. I'd also seen the 1971 movie "back then." Last year, we got it from Netflix, and wow, movies have sure come a long way in three decades! It was almost amusing to watch. (When it wasn't amusing it was painful...)


 
I heard somewhere that The Andromeda Strain was actually the first movie ever to use computer graphics  (a glowing, semi-animated grid).  We've come a long way indeed - compare it to the more recent movies made from Crichton's books!
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