Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

BBBB.5

(out of 5)


Critics and audiences alike wondered how Steven Spielberg would follow the phenomenal success of Jaws, and he did it with this milestone science-fiction film.   stars as a power line worker who has an apparent encounter with a UFO late one night while repairing a fallen cable, and it prompts him to seek out a large space in the Mojave desert where something unknown to him is supposed to happen. Couple that with planes missing for thirty years suddenly reappearing there, plus a cosmic movement of people looking to the stars for a message, and you have a very weird day that’s about to get even weirder. Unlike the science-fiction films of the fifties and sixties, which showed aliens as hostile creatures looking to take over the world, Spielberg’s are friendly and intelligent, looking to make contact in order to improve the universe and not destroy it. The special effects are terrific (and considering it came out the same year as Star Wars, it was a great year for science-fiction), and Spielberg’s screenplay is thought-provoking and heartfelt.


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USA, 1977

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Academy Awards 1977

Golden Globe Awards 1977

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