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Making Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 06:36:45 -0500
Archived: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 06:36:45 -0500
Subject: Making Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

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January 15, 2012

Making Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
by Robert Siegel

Close Encounters of the Third Kind was recognized as a motion
picture phenomenon. From its first openings, critics were awed.
Audiences responded in record numbers. There was vital renewed
interest in UFO phenomena, and even that phrase, Close
Encounters of the Third Kind became part of our language. A
Columbia Presentation in Association with EMI, it came to the
screen with impeccable credentials.

The writer and director was Steven Spielberg, director of Jaws,
among the all-time worldwide boxoffice champions. The producers
were Julia Phillips and Michael Phillips, producers of the
Academy Award-winning "The Sting" and Columbia's explosive Taxi
Driver. Special photographic effects were created (from
Spielberg's concept) by Douglas Trumbull, who fashioned the
visual imagery for Stanley Kubrick's 2001 A Space Odyssey.

The Technical Advisor was Dr. J. Allen Hynek, the outstanding
authority on UFOs in the world. The musical score was composed
and conducted by John Williams, who had scored both Jaws and
Star Wars. Backed by an advertising- promotion-publicity
campaign, steeped in the excitement of the movie itself, Close
Eenounters generated enthusiasm and acclaim.

Versions of the Close Encounters of the Third Kind laserdiscs,
DVDs and Blu-ray contain many extras about the making of the
film. When compiling this column, I tried to find other
information that may not have been part of some of those extras
but that certainly pertain to the film. Enjoy!

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