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 Source: Blu-Ray.Com http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=7977 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! UFOs, The Controversial Phenomenon [More at site... ] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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