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Close Encounters of the Third Kind [1977…

Close Encounters of the Third Kind [1977 film]

by Steven Spielberg (Director), Steven Spielberg (Screenwriter)

Other authors: Bob Balaban (Actor), Melinda Dillon (Actor), Richard Dreyfuss (Actor), Teri Garr (Actor), Francois Truffaut (Actor)3 more, Douglas Trumbull (Visual effects), John Williams (Composer), Vilmos Zsigmond (Director of photography)

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  Diane-bpcb | Jul 21, 2017 |
Excellent SF, with great everyman performance by Dreyfus, and oh those saucers! ( )
  unclebob53703 | Mar 6, 2016 |
Space aliens visit Earth.

The last half hour or so is great, as are a number of other scenes throughout the movie. But I couldn't care less about Richard Dreyfuss or his mashed potatoes.

Concept: B
Story: C
Characters: B
Dialog: C
Pacing: B
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: A
Acting: B
Music: B

Enjoyment: B

GPA: 2.9/4 ( )
  comfypants | Jan 6, 2016 |
Tells a story of man's first meeting with extraterrestrial beings. Renouncing the fear and pessimism of the day, ( )
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Spielberg, StevenDirectorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Spielberg, StevenScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Balaban, BobActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dillon, MelindaActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dreyfuss, RichardActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Garr, TeriActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Truffaut, FrancoisActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Trumbull, DouglasVisual effectssecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, JohnComposersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Zsigmond, VilmosDirector of photographysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Roy Neary witnesses the arrival of flying saucer from an alien world. Thus begins an incredible series of events, culminating in the ultimate encounter with other-worlders as Neary is led aboard the awesome Mothership. Disc one: Widescreen presentation ; scene selections with motion images -- Disc two: Making-of documentary ; 1977 featurette "Watching the skies" ; 11 deleted scenes ; filmographies ; Theatrical trailers.… (more)

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