Coma is a 1978 medical thriller film directed by michael crichton, based on the novel of the same name by Robin Cook. The film follows a young doctor named Susan Wheeler who becomes suspicious of the unusually high number of comatose patients at her hospital. As she investigates further, she uncovers a sinister conspiracy involving organ harvesting and medical experimentation.
Coma is a tense and suspenseful thriller that delves into the dark side of the medical industry. The film features strong performances from its cast, particularly from geneviève bujold as Susan and michael douglas as her love interest and fellow doctor, Mark.
The film's direction by michael crichton is deft, with his ability to build tension and suspense through tight pacing and a claustrophobic atmosphere. The film's score and cinematography also add to its eerie and unsettling tone.
Coma is a gripping and thought-provoking thriller that raises important questions about medical ethics and the abuse of power.
Coma was not nominated for any major awards, but it did receive two nominations at the 1979 Edgar Awards:
- Best Motion Picture Screenplay for michael crichton
- Best Motion Picture for Martin Erlichman, michael crichton and James McAdams
Popularity and Success:
Coma was a commercial success upon its release, grossing over $41 million worldwide on a budget of $4 million. The film was also well-received by audiences and critics alike, with many praising its gripping storyline and suspenseful atmosphere.
Coma has since become a cult classic and is regarded as one of the best medical thrillers of all time. It remains a highly regarded film in the thriller genre and a testament to michael crichton's skill as a filmmaker.
|Directed by||michael crichton|
|Produced by||Martin Erlichman|
|Screenplay by||michael crichton|
by Robin Cook
|Music by||Jerry Goldsmith|
|Cinematography||Victor J. Kemper|
|Edited by||David Bretherton|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Release date||January 6, 1978|
|Running time||113 minutes|
|Box office||$50 million|