History TearJerker / ETTheExtraterrestrial

30th Oct '17 2:56:48 PM MarioandSmurfs
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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!



* 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!
* Elliott's speech to the seemingly dead E.T. Even though it's followed by a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, it's still devastating.

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* Michael, a mature teenager, curling up among ** When recording the stuffed animals in narration for the closet to cope with his overwhelming concern for his younger brother. But then he sees audiobook, Michael Jackson almost sounded on 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!
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verge in tears himself during this scene.
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Elliott's speech to the seemingly dead E.T. Even though it's followed by a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, it's still devastating.
27th Jul '17 7:19:46 PM DylanGray2003
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*When E.T.'s parents apandon him, he desperately tries to get back to the ship, but it leaves at that last second.
25th May '17 4:57:37 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.

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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 Elliot, and E.T's in such terrible shape that it's just ''barely'' keeping him going. What's worse, the bond is draining Elliot so badly that ''he's'' near death as well. E.T. DELIBERATELY cuts the cord connection so he Elliot won't take Elliot die with him. That's why E.T. just flatlines while Elliot pops right back up.
22nd Mar '17 4:27:37 PM DaFlabbagasta
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11th Feb '17 2:23:34 PM NWolfman
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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.
*** The worst part. DrewBarrymore ''wasn't acting!'' She was really upset seeing poor E.T. suffer like that.

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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.
*** The worst part. DrewBarrymore ''wasn't acting!''
history (due in no small part to the fact that Drew Barrymore [[EnforcedMethodActing wasn't acting]] ''[[EnforcedMethodActing at all!]]'' She was really upset seeing genuinely thought that poor E.T. suffer like that.was suffering).
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."
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