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17th Sep '16 5:29:36 AM Sharlee
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** Then, because Elliot relates to E.T as an outsider, the film could also be called Elliot Taylor (:The Extra-terrestrial part of the title hinting that Elliot also sees himself as an alien due to him being different and alienated after his father left home)

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** Then, because Elliot relates to E.T as an outsider, the film could also be called Elliot Taylor (:The Extra-terrestrial part of the title hinting that Elliot also sees himself as an alien due to him being different and alienated after his father left home)home).
** "E.T." being short for "extraterrestrial" carries a double meaning too. "Extraterrestrial" (one word) conveys the obvious meaning that he's from outer space, sure. But if heard as "extra terrestrial" (two words), it means ''very'' terrestrial, i.e. CloserToEarth. E.T. is a botanist who knows about nature, and he comes ''literally'' "closer to Earth", both physically (he's stranded there) and emotionally (he learns and cares about an Earth family), than any other of his kind.
16th Sep '16 11:41:25 PM johnnycade7
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* Why the FBI are keeping their distance during the chase could mean two things, and there's a subtle payoff to how careful their being. One: They are following the kids to try to find where the spaceship is. But Keys is ultimately the only person outside the Taylor family to get near the ship. It's probable they were letting everyone go in peace. There's also a good chance the rest of them got to see their takeoff. Two: while the kids are harboring an alien, [[WouldntHurtAChild they are still kids and they are taking extra special care of not speeding up in risk of running them over.]] Even with the guns pointing at them, they were more or less a last resort warning, or else they would have shot them down during the flight. The guns probably weren't even loaded at all. The agents obviously don't mean any harm throughout the movie, they're trying (and ultimately failing) to help. They just wanted to intimidate the kids.

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* Why the FBI are keeping their distance during the chase could mean two things, and there's a subtle payoff to how careful their being. One: They are following the kids to try to find where the spaceship is. But Keys is ultimately the only person outside the Taylor family to get near the ship. It's probable they were letting everyone go in peace. There's also a good chance the rest of them got to see their takeoff. Two: while the kids are harboring an alien, [[WouldntHurtAChild they are still kids and they are taking extra special care of not speeding up in risk of running them over.]] Even with the guns pointing at them, they were more or less a last resort warning, or else they would have shot them down during the flight. The guns probably weren't even loaded at all. The agents obviously don't mean any harm throughout the movie, they're trying (and ultimately failing) to help. They just wanted to intimidate the kids. The agents obviously don't mean any harm throughout the movie, they're just trying (and ultimately failing) to help and reach out to higher intelligence.
16th Sep '16 11:38:57 PM johnnycade7
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* Why the FBI are keeping their distance during the chase could mean two things. One is that they are following the kids to try to find where the spaceship is. Two while the kids are harboring an alien, [[WouldntHurtAChild they are still kids and they are taking extra special care of not speeding up in risk of running them over.]] Even with the guns pointing at them, they were more or less a last resort warning, or else they would have shot them down during the flight.
** It's possible the guns weren't even loaded at all, and they just wanted to intimidate the kids.

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* Why the FBI are keeping their distance during the chase could mean two things. One is that they things, and there's a subtle payoff to how careful their being. One: They are following the kids to try to find where the spaceship is. Two But Keys is ultimately the only person outside the Taylor family to get near the ship. It's probable they were letting everyone go in peace. There's also a good chance the rest of them got to see their takeoff. Two: while the kids are harboring an alien, [[WouldntHurtAChild they are still kids and they are taking extra special care of not speeding up in risk of running them over.]] Even with the guns pointing at them, they were more or less a last resort warning, or else they would have shot them down during the flight. \n** It's possible the The guns probably weren't even loaded at all, and they all. The agents obviously don't mean any harm throughout the movie, they're trying (and ultimately failing) to help. They just wanted to intimidate the kids.



* The movie is basically a retelling of TheWizardOfOz. E.T. wants to get home and is helped by three companions. Some scenes are even similar, such as the kiss goodbye at the end.

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* The movie is basically a retelling of TheWizardOfOz. E.T. wants to get home and is helped by three companions. Some scenes are even similar, such as the kiss E.T.'s tearful goodbye to each of his friends at the end.
16th Sep '16 11:21:18 PM johnnycade7
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* A {{Cracked}} [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7faGZJZzZ4k After Hours video]] argued that if E.T.'s mind-controlling, telepathic, lifeforce-draining, telekinetic, resource-harvesting race were ever to decide our planet was worth conquering, we would be in for a CosmicHorrorStory.

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* A {{Cracked}} [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7faGZJZzZ4k After Hours video]] argued that if E.T.'s mind-controlling, telepathic, lifeforce-draining, telekinetic, resource-harvesting race were ever to decide our planet was worth conquering, we would be in for a CosmicHorrorStory. Luckily, E.T.'s species seems to be as peaceful and sweet as he is.
13th Apr '16 11:01:58 AM spydre
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* A {{Cracked}} [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7faGZJZzZ4k After Hours video] argued that E.T.'s mind-controlling, telepathic, lifeforce-draining, telekinetic, resource-harvesting race were ever to decide our planet was worth conquering, we would be in for a CosmicHorrorStory.

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* A {{Cracked}} [https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7faGZJZzZ4k After Hours video] video]] argued that if E.T.'s mind-controlling, telepathic, lifeforce-draining, telekinetic, resource-harvesting race were ever to decide our planet was worth conquering, we would be in for a CosmicHorrorStory.
13th Apr '16 11:01:07 AM spydre
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* A minor example. Since we don't know what happened after E.T. left, it is possible Elliott's family got in trouble with the federal government for setting E.T. free.

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* A minor example. Since we don't know what happened after E.T. left, it is possible Elliott's family got in trouble with the federal government for setting E.T. free.free.
* A {{Cracked}} [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7faGZJZzZ4k After Hours video] argued that E.T.'s mind-controlling, telepathic, lifeforce-draining, telekinetic, resource-harvesting race were ever to decide our planet was worth conquering, we would be in for a CosmicHorrorStory.
26th Nov '14 2:20:35 PM phoenix79
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* The movie is basically a retelling of TheWizardOfOz. E.T. wants to get home and is helped by three companions. Some scenes are even similar, such as the kiss goodbye at the end.
16th Nov '14 6:44:45 PM phoenix79
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* Also counts as CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Before Gertie meets E.T, she yells "Elliott, look what I made for you" and can be seen holding a piece of paper in her hand. Elliott faked being sick so he could stay home and play with E.T, and Gertie genuinely thought he was sick and made a get well card.
5th Oct '14 1:44:48 PM phoenix79
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** It's possible the guns weren't even loaded at all, and they just wanted to intimidate the kids.
9th Sep '14 10:11:30 PM STFilmmaker
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* Why the FBI are keeping their distance during the chase could mean two things. One is that they are following the kids to try to find where the spaceship is. Two while the kids are harboring an alien, [[WouldntHurtAChild they are still kids and they are taking extra special care of not speeding up in risk of running them over.]] Even with the guns pointing at them, they were more or less a last resort warning, or else they would have shot them down during the flight.
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