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Steven Spielberg – 30 Years of Close Encounters (part 1)

Steven Spielberg – 30 Years of Close Encounters (part 2)

Steven Allan Spielberg is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era and one of the most popular directors and producers in film history. Spielberg started in Hollywood directing television and several minor theatrical releases. Wikipedia

What’s So Great About Close Encounters of the Third Kind

40 years after its release, Close Encounters of the Third Kind remains one of Steven Spielberg’s most personal and acclaimed films. Close Encounters may have been overshadowed by two other big sci-fi releases of its day, — 1977’s Star Wars and 1979’s Alien — but it should be remembered for using its story and visual effects to renew a sense of awe and wonder on Earth.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Deleted scene 11 In the Spaceship

During the dinner scene just before Roy piles on the mashed potatoes, you can hear the little girl say, “There’s a dead fly in my potatoes.” This was unscripted and almost caused the rest of the cast to laugh. The scene was kept as-is.

The iconic five-note melody was a chance arrangement that both composer John Williams and director Steven Spielberg happened to like out of hundreds of different permutations. The tone was later used in Moonraker (1979) and again in the cue line in Star Tours (1987).

The situation on U.S. Navy Flight 19, from which the airplanes that appear in the Mexican desert came, disappeared off Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in December 1945. No trace has ever been found of “the Lost Flight 19,” which left the Naval Air Station near there in 1945.

Produced by: Eugenio Zorrilla.

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