History TearJerker / ETTheExtraterrestrial

18th Apr '16 5:04:40 PM ImSpideyTropes
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* Michael, a mature teenager, curling up among the stuffed animals in the closet to cope with his overwhelming concern for his younger brother. But then he sees the flower E.T. revived dying and then realizes what's happening.

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* Michael, a mature teenager, curling up among the stuffed animals in the closet to cope with his overwhelming concern for his younger brother. But then he sees the flower E.T. revived dying and then realizes what's happening. The BigNo he gives ''especially'' tugs the heartstrings. And the very next scene afterwards...
-->'''Elliot:''' E.T., DON'T GO!



** The worst part? According to WordOfGod, none of the children were acting. They had to act through the movie in a chronological order and never saw the E.T. costume without an actor inside (let alone the actor without the costume). When the ending was filmed, they had ''actually befriended the alien'' and now had to say goodbye ''forever''. Their heartbreak was ''real''




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** The worst part? According to WordOfGod, none of the children were acting. They had to act through the movie in a chronological order and never saw the E.T. costume without an actor inside (let alone the actor without the costume). When the ending was filmed, they had ''actually befriended the alien'' and now had to say goodbye ''forever''. Their heartbreak was ''real''



'''''real'''''.



4th Oct '15 1:17:21 PM MoonByte
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\n\n\n** The worst part? According to WordOfGod, none of the children were acting. They had to act through the movie in a chronological order and never saw the E.T. costume without an actor inside (let alone the actor without the costume). When the ending was filmed, they had ''actually befriended the alien'' and now had to say goodbye ''forever''. Their heartbreak was ''real''



30th Sep '15 6:22:30 PM HakkyounoTenshi
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** The novelization makes it worse. In the book it's made ''very'' clear that the only thing keeping E.T. alive at that point is his psychic/empathic bond with Elliot. He DELIBERATELY cuts the cord so he won't take Elliot with him. That's why E.T. just flatlines while Elliot pops right back up.
12th Jul '15 6:34:23 PM NWolfman
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*** The worst part. DrewBarrymore ''wasn't acting!'' She was really upset seeing poor E.T. suffer like that.
21st Apr '15 5:05:33 PM NausicaaoftheSpirits
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* The moment Mary discovers E.T. He pitifully reaches his arms out toward her and says, "Mom."
** "We're sick. I think we're dying."
26th Feb '15 1:51:29 AM Ingonyama
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** Not to mention the reactions of Gertie, Michael, and even Mary to all of this.



15th Nov '14 9:54:07 AM NausicaaoftheSpirits
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* Michael, a mature teenager, curling up among the stuffed animals in the closet to cope with his overwhelming concern for his younger brother.

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* Michael, a mature teenager, curling up among the stuffed animals in the closet to cope with his overwhelming concern for his younger brother. But then he sees the flower E.T. revived dying and then realizes what's happening.
25th Aug '14 6:19:36 PM MrNickelodeon
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** In addition, the single shot of Gertie jolting and then crying as she watches the scientists defibrillate E.T. is probably one of the biggest [[GutPunch Gut Punches]] in cinematic history.
30th Dec '13 4:47:35 PM Javertshark13
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-->'''E.T.:'''I'll...be...right...here.

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-->'''E.T.:'''I'll...: '''I'll...be...right...here.
30th Dec '13 4:47:23 PM Javertshark13
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-->'''E.T.''':I'll...be...right...here.

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-->'''E.T.''':I'll...:'''I'll...be...right...here.
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