Close Encounters of the Third Kind
We are not alone
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- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 2 hours, 17 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: August 27, 2002
- Originally Released: 1977
- Label: Sony Pictures
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon & François Truffaut
|Bob Balaban, Cary Guffey, Pat McNamara, Warren J. Kemmerling, Roberts Blossom, Josef Sommer, George DiCenzo & Lance Henriksen
|Michael Phillips & Julia Phillips
|Director of Photography:
Academy Awards 1977 - Best Cinematography: Vilmos Zsigmond
Academy Awards 1977 - Best Sound Effects Editing: Not Applicable
Where the film scores is in its portrayal of an ordinary man, whose brush with the unknown changes his life...
The person or persons responsible for the landing of the craft -- it is considerably more than a flying saucer -- on the Earth, the slow descent upon us of a city of gold, has made one of the most stunning shots in the history of movies. Full Review
Gannett News Service
5 stars out of 5 -- [I]t remains awe-inspiring stuff that has held up better than the other big science-fiction film of 1977.
Included in the New York Times 10 BEST FILMS OF 1977
New York Times
Rating: 4/5 -- It's a big ol' mess of a movie, but an extremely lovable one. Full Review
Little White Lies
...The only feature to date for which Spielberg has taken sole writing credit, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS is one of his most personal works....The story's primal appeal endures...
4 stars out of 5 -- [T]he epitome of a truly great film....It is as good as you remember it and serves as a reminder of a time when blockbuster entertainments were still willing to show real ambition.
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND is Steven Spielberg's extraordinary film about a man named Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) who becomes obsessed with meeting extraterrestrials after encountering a UFO on an abandoned road one night. Against the wishes of his wife (Teri Garr) and children, Neary, along with another witness to the sighting (Melinda Dillon), travels to a mysterious mountain where the government has built a landing strip hoping to attract the aliens. Director François Truffaut costars as Claude Lacombe, one of the organizers of the project. Spielberg hoped to follow up the huge success of JAWS with a low-budget film that would be an easy shoot, but, thanks in part to the complicated special effects, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS quickly snowballed into being an expensive endeavor but a commercial and artistic success. No one who has seen the film has ever looked at a plate of mashed potatotes the same way again.