CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND -Director's Cut
After the success of JAWS, Steven Spielberg wanted to film a smaller-scale story about a man obsessed with an alien encounter. Opting to go with special effects, the project grew enormously complicated, but ultimately resulted in another major success. Richard Dreyfuss witnesses a UFO on an abandoned road and, against the wishes of wife Teri Garr, goes searching for answers. François Truffaut plays a French UFO specialist who leads the effort to communicate with the aliens. John Williams' Oscar®-nominated score, featuring the "five-tone" motif now ingrained in popular culture, lost that Oscar® to his own score for STAR WARS (but later won two Grammys®). DIR/SCR Steven Spielberg; PROD Julia Phillips, Michael Phillips. U.S., 1977, color, 137 min. RATED PG
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