The Success Of Michael Crichton's Novels In The Media Industry



One only has to look at the astonishing opening weekend of Paramount
Pictures' action adventure thriller Congo which was universally panned by
critics, to be reminded of the power of the person who created the underlying
material: Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton. The film's whopping $24.6
million opening, which shocked insiders, underscored the value to Hollywood of
an exclusive club of best-selling writers (Eller 3).
Michael Chrichton's novels all have their similarities. He seems to
follow a pattern which is working very well for him. He picks a hot-button
subject and uses it to lend his novels a glossy veneer of topicality. He casts
his novels with some really detestable ...

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3).
Michael Crichton has definitely made a boom in the entertainment
industry. Whether it is his top grossing movies or his top rated television
shows like E.R. which took a leading twenty prime-time Emmy nominations last
year including best drama (Carter 23).
Crichton's latest movie Congo, which had a great opening weekend, was
one of his successes. This movie was based on a book that Crichton wrote in the
early 80's, long before he became the entertainment powerhouse that he is now.
Chrichton's novels seem to be written for big screen translations (Brom 14).
Publishers say that they can't recall a time since Jaws and The Exorcist, two
decades ago, when movies gave such a boost to the books that inspired them
(Romney 5). Michael Chrichton indefinitely tops this long list of authors.
Crichton's novels cover many subjects such as genetic engineering in
Jurassic Park, sexual harassment in Disclosure, or Japan's threat to America in
Rising Sun (Denby 12). I think that it ...

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