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Crichton was a paradox of high concept, pop culture

Michael Crichton's films included ''Jurassic Park,'' ''Andromeda Strain,'' and ''Coma.'' Michael Crichton's films included ''Jurassic Park,'' ''Andromeda Strain,'' and ''Coma.'' (jim cooper/ap/file 2004)
By Ty Burr
Globe Staff / November 8, 2008

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For better and occasionally for worse, Michael Crichton's 6-foot-9 frame loomed over the culture like an educated T. Rex. Without the novelist/screenwriter/director, who died Tuesday at 66 of cancer, there would be no "Jurassic Park," "Andromeda Strain," or "ER." On the other hand, without Crichton, there would also be no "Congo," "The Lost World," or "Disclosure." The films he contributed ... (Full article: 820 words)

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