Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

Steven Spielberg proves decisively that a special effects-dependent film need not be cold, mechanistic, or simpleminded. Here he presents first contact with an extraterrestrial culture in spirit of near-religious awe in sharp contrast to the dark paranoia of traditional science fiction Cold War parables. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND is a humanistic...read more

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Close Encounters Of The Third Kind - Trailer
01:28 — Spielberg's wonderful account of the events leading up to mankind's first meeting with friendly alien beings. Many Academy Award nominations!
(Movie Clip) Where Did The Sounds Come From?
Documentarian Lacombe (Francois Truffaut) and crew arrive in India, where UFO activity has been observed, then presents his musical findings at a conf (more…)
(Movie Clip) You're Not Even Dressed
Developing skill in suggesting he's not the one acting crazy, Roy (Richard Dreyfuss) tears up the neighborhood and drives the wife (Teri Garr) and kid (more…)
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind - Trailer
01:27 — Spielberg's wonderful account of the events leading up to mankind's first meeting with friendly alien beings. Many Academy Award nominations!
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind - Official Trailer
01:34 — Spielberg's wonderful account of the events leading up to mankind's first meeting with friendly alien beings. Many Academy Award nominations!
(Movie Clip) Are We The First?
Joining director Steven Spielberg s opening, no explanation as Bob Balaban (as Laughlin ) leads us through a mystifying sand storm in Mexico, and (more…)
(Movie Clip) Can You Tell Me Where Cornbread Is?
On the first night of blackouts sweeping across Indiana, lineman Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) encounters director Steven Spielberg s gimmick with the (more…)
(Movie Clip) Don't Get Creative
Following weird events in Mexico, at Indianapolis air traffic control and in rural Muncie, we meet Indiana power company lineman Roy Neary (Richard Dr (more…)
(Movie Clip) At Devil's Tower
First Roy (Richard Dreyfuss), taking a break to beg his wife to come home, then Jillian (Melinda Dillon), see TV news reports identifying the mountain (more…)
Special Edition Trailer
01:51 — Trailer for Close Encounters of the Third Kind that was released for the film's special edition. Preview shows some of the updated effects and added s (more…)
Trailer
01:35 — Trailer for Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Richard Dreyfuss stars as cable worker Roy Neary, who along with several other stunned bystanders exp (more…)
Promo Trailer
04:41 — Original promo trailer for Close Encounters of the Third Kind. We are not alone... A line worker, after an encounter with UFO's, feels undeniably dra (more…)

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  • Released: 1977
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: Steven Spielberg proves decisively that a special effects-dependent film need not be cold, mechanistic, or simpleminded. Here he presents first contact with an extraterrestrial culture in spirit of near-religious awe in sharp contrast to the dark paranoia… (more)

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