History Film / CloseEncountersOfTheThirdKind

27th Jun '16 3:55:51 PM LogicallyInsane
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** After Roy's initial encounter with the UFO near the railroad, once he hears the news on the dispatcher he storms off, [[spoiler: his truck being followed by a huge shadow that more than resembles the mothership which appears during the movie's climax]].

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** After Roy's initial encounter with the UFO near the railroad, once he hears the news on the dispatcher radio he storms off, [[spoiler: his truck being followed by a huge shadow that more than resembles the mothership which appears during the movie's climax]].
27th Jun '16 3:54:51 PM LogicallyInsane
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** After Roy's initial encounter with the UFO near the railroad, after hearing the news on the dispatcher he storms off, [[spoiler: his truck being followed by a huge shadow that more than resembles the mothership which appears during the movie's climax]].

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** After Roy's initial encounter with the UFO near the railroad, after hearing once he hears the news on the dispatcher he storms off, [[spoiler: his truck being followed by a huge shadow that more than resembles the mothership which appears during the movie's climax]].
27th Jun '16 3:54:12 PM LogicallyInsane
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**After Roy's initial encounter with the UFO near the railroad, after hearing the news on the dispatcher he storms off, [[spoiler: his truck being followed by a huge shadow that more than resembles the mothership which appears during the movie's climax]].
23rd Jun '16 4:54:18 PM stuffedninja
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* ForcedPerspective: The shot of a ship sitting in the middle of the desert provides the photo illustration on the page. It wasn't really that big!

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* ForcedPerspective: The shot of a ship sitting in the middle of the desert provides the photo illustration on the page.desert. It wasn't really that big!
16th Jun '16 1:50:47 PM StFan
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* DriverFacesPassenger: A case of IdiotBall. Neary is holding up a map up in front of him while driving, causing his car to drift out of his lane and almost crash into oncoming traffic.



* HollywoodDriving: A case of IdiotBall. Neary is holding up a map up in front of him while driving, causing his car to drift out of his lane and almost crash into oncoming traffic.
3rd May '16 5:35:51 PM ooh
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** The 1980 Special Edition featured an extended version of the flyby scene where one of the [=UFOs=] stops briefly to read a [=McDonald's=] billboard before disappearing into the night. This vignette appears only in that version.
23rd Mar '16 5:53:24 PM Mdumas43073
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This is a film directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg. The original version was released in 1977; a "Special Edition" ReCut was released in 1980 after Spielberg had proven he was a serious director. (There had been ExecutiveMeddling with the cut of the original, though entirely justified as the studio was going bankrupt and production had to be hastened.) Spielberg re-edited the film yet again for a "Collector's Edition" in 1998. All three cuts were included in the film's Blu-ray release in 2007, along with a new interview with Spielberg explaining the editing.

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This is a classic sci-fi film was directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg. The original version was released in 1977; a "Special Edition" ReCut was released in 1980 after Spielberg had proven he was a serious director. (There had been ExecutiveMeddling with the cut of the original, though entirely justified as the studio was going bankrupt and production had to be hastened.) Spielberg re-edited the film yet again for a "Collector's Edition" in 1998. All three cuts were included in the film's Blu-ray release in 2007, along with a new interview with Spielberg explaining the editing.
29th Feb '16 9:08:43 AM gallium
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%%* DreamSequence



* KarmaHoudini: The aliens, who have spent at least 32 years (since the disappearance of Flight 19) kidnapping humans. Sure they [[spoiler:brought them back]], but why did they abduct them in the first place if they're supposedly friendly?



* LicensedPinballTable: Oddly enough, such a thing exists, released by Creator/{{Gottlieb}} in 1978.



* TheMothership

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* TheMothershipTheMothership: All the little and economy-sized spacecraft flying around Muncie, IN and Devil's Tower, WY are eventually followed up by a great whacking big UFO, which disgorges the missing persons and takes up Roy and the other astronauts.



** The government creates a huge lie to clear Devil's Tower for the aliens to drop by, but you really can't blame them - meeting a possibly dangerous, obviously superior alien race. They would want the area clear for privacy and to have an army ready in the background just in case the aliens came out shooting.
*** Or in case humans did. If one paranoid survivalist with a rifle started taking shots at the alien craft, they could start an interstellar war. It's very reasonable to want to make initial contract under controlled conditions.

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** The government creates a huge lie to clear Devil's Tower for the aliens to drop by, but you really can't blame them - meeting a possibly dangerous, obviously superior alien race. They would want the area clear for privacy and to have an army ready in the background just in case the aliens (or gun-toting human civilians) came out shooting.
*** Or in case humans did. If one paranoid survivalist with a rifle started taking shots at the alien craft, they could start an interstellar war. It's very reasonable to want to make initial contract under controlled conditions.
shooting.
29th Feb '16 8:54:53 AM gallium
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%%* MindScrew


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* YouCanSeeThatRight: Roy and Jillian ask this of each other at Devil's Tower, first when they climb a hill and see the huge landing pad built to receive the aliens, and later when alien spacecraft are zipping over their heads on the way to the landing pad.
22nd Feb '16 12:58:27 PM jamespolk
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* NoAntagonist: Except possibly Roy Neary, to his wife and kids.
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