About Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Perhaps Spielberg’s most soulful and spiritual film, his first foray into Sci-Fi firmly established many of the themes that would recur throughout his career – awe-struck children, single parents, obsessive quests, pioneering special effects and immersive audio.

Following an ordinary man on a search for answers after a close encounter with a UFO, it builds to one of the most spectacular and life affirming climaxes of any science fiction film, driven by five unforgettable electronic notes and an almost religious fervour.

Steven Spielberg
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Francois Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban, Cary Guffey

5 Stars

Years ahead of its time in terms of SFX, it's a masterpiece of wide-eyed whimsy

Empire Magazine

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