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How about 1 in all the West! The studio felt he had departed from the source material too much and had another writer adapt it for the film. In he wrote the a pilot script for a medical series, " 24 Hours ", based on his book Five Patients. However networks were not enthusiastic. In , Crichton ventured into the nineteenth century with his historical novel The Great Train Robbery , which would become a bestseller. The novel is a recreation of the Great Gold Robbery of , a massive gold heist, which takes place on a train traveling through Victorian era England. A considerable portion of the book was set in London.
Crichton had become aware of the story when lecturing at Cambridge University. He later read the transcripts of the court trial and started researching the historical period. The book was a best seller.
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In , Crichton published Eaters of the Dead , a novel about a 10th-century Muslim who travels with a group of Vikings to their settlement. Eaters of the Dead is narrated as a scientific commentary on an old manuscript and was inspired by two sources. The first three chapters retell Ahmad ibn Fadlan 's personal account of his journey north and his experiences in encountering the Rus' , the early Russian peoples, whilst the remainder is based upon the story of Beowulf , culminating in battles with the 'mist-monsters', or 'wendol', a relict group of Neanderthals.
He wrote and directed the suspense film Coma , adapted from a novel by Robin Cook , a friend of Crichton's. There are other similarities in terms of genre and the fact that both Cook and Crichton had medical degrees, were of similar age, and wrote about similar subjects. The film was a popular success.
In it was Crichton would direct a movie version of his novel Eaters of the Dead for the newly formed Orion Pictures. He had never worked that way before, usually writing the book then selling it. He eventually managed to finish the book and it became a best seller.
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Crichton did the screenplay for Congo after he wrote and directed Looker During the s Crichton came close to directing a film of Congo with Sean Connery but the film did not happen. Eventually a film version was made in by another director. In Telarium released a graphic adventure based on Congo. Because Crichton had sold all adaptation rights to the novel, he set the game—named Amazon —in South America, and Amy the gorilla became Paco the parrot. The book, written like a glossary, with entries such as "Afraid of Computers everybody is ", "Buying a Computer", and "Computer Crime", was intended to introduce the idea of personal computers to a reader who might be faced with the hardship of using them at work or at home for the first time.
It defined basic computer jargon and assured readers that they could master the machine when it inevitably arrived. In his words, being able to program a computer is liberation; "In my experience, you assert control over a computer—show it who's the boss—by making it do something unique. That means programming it. If you devote a couple of hours to programming a new machine, you'll feel better about it ever afterwards". In the book, Crichton predicts a number of events in the history of computer development, that computer networks would increase in importance as a matter of convenience, including the sharing of information and pictures that we see online today which the telephone never could.
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He also makes predictions for computer games, dismissing them as "the hula hoops of the '80s", and saying "already there are indications that the mania for twitch games may be fading. Crichton started a company selling a computer program he had originally written to help him create budgets for his movies. Crichton wrote and directed Runaway , a police thriller set in the near future which was a box office disappointment. Crichton began writing Sphere in as a companion piece to The Andromeda Strain.
His initial storyline began with American scientists discovering a year-old spaceship underwater with stenciled markings in English.
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However, Crichton later realized that he "didn't know where to go with it" and put off completing the book until a later date. The novel was published in It relates the story of psychologist Norman Johnson, who is required by the U. Navy to join a team of scientists assembled by the U. Government to examine an enormous alien spacecraft discovered on the bed of the Pacific Ocean, and believed to have been there for over years.
The novel begins as a science fiction story, but rapidly changes into a psychological thriller, ultimately exploring the nature of the human imagination. The novel was adapted into the film directed by Barry Levinson and starring Dustin Hoffman. In Crichton was still hoping to make a film of Congo with Connery and Crichton himself directing but this did not eventuate. In , Crichton was a visiting writer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Crichton worked as a director only on Physical Evidence , a thriller originally conceived as a sequel to Jagged Edge.