Spielberg's wonderful account of the events leading up to mankind's first meeting with friendly alien beings. Many Academy Award nominations!
Actor turned journalist Charles Grodin is TCM's Guest Programmer joining Robert Osborne for this introduction to Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1977.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind -- CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND is a humanistic postmodern masterpiece that depicts the life-transforming experiences of Richard Dreyfuss who becomes an impassioned participant in an otherworldly spectacle. His family life is devastated by his obsession but he acquires a spiritual surrogate family along the way.
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Vietnam Veteran Travis Bickle (ROBERT DE NIRO in a tour-de-force performance), a psychotic cab driver who cruises the streets of Manhattan. Starring: ROBERT DE NIRO, CUBILL SHERERD, HARVEY KEITEL, PETER BOYLE, JODIE FOSTER, & ALBERT BROOKS
Planes reported missing in 1945 suddenly appear in the Mojave desert. A commercial flight is buzzed by a 'bright' object that the pilot 'wouldn't know how to describe'. Roy Neary, while working one night, has a Close Encounter... The US Government determine where the visitors plan to land and create an elaborate cover-up to keep people away. However, a group of people, including Neary, share a vision which draws them to the place and a meeting with new, and old, friends.
We are not alone... A line worker, after an encounter with UFO's, feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.
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