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Trailers from Hell Goes to Michael Crichton's 'Westworld'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood August 8, 2014 at 11:21AM

Today on Trailers from Hell, "Robocop" and "Starship Troopers" screenwriter Ed Neumeier talks author Michael Crichton's 1973 directorial debut "Westworld."
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Today on Trailers from Hell, "Robocop" and "Starship Troopers" screenwriter Ed Neumeier talks author Michael Crichton's 1973 directorial debut "Westworld." Medical student-turned-novelist Crichton’s directorial debut was the first of his cautionary futuristic-theme-park-gone-crazy thrillers (the second was Jurassic Park). The last picture produced by MGM before it stopped distributing movies became a huge popular hit and might have cut down somewhat on 1973 Disneyland admissions.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.