Michael Crichton Was an Incredible Talent

Posted on November 6, 2008

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Michael Crichton brought many fascinating ideas into the public realm. In addition to the widely known Jurassic Park he also wrote Congo, Andromeda Strain, The Terminal Man, Eaters of the Dead, Sphere, Rising Sun and many others. One of his earliest credits is Westworld, which was a very entertaining science fiction thriller that Crichton wrote and directed. The L.A. Times obit includes comments from his agent and from Director Steven Spielberg.

"There was no one like Crichton, because he could both entertain and educate," Lynn Nesbit, his agent since the late '60s, told The Times on Wednesday. "His brilliance was indisputable, and he had a grasp of so many subjects -- from art to science to technology.

"I respected him so much intellectually and as a writer. I loved him. It's like losing a very good friend as well as a client of so many years."

Director Steven Spielberg said in a statement Wednesday that "Michael's talent out-scaled even his own dinosaurs of 'Jurassic Park.' He was the greatest at blending science with big theatrical concepts, which is what gave credibility to dinosaurs again walking the earth."

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