Paramount at the Movies Presents: Close Encounters of the Third Kind [PG]
Movies | 03/18/2018 | 2:00PM
After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) refuses to accept an explanation for what he saw. Much to the dismay of his wife Ronnie, Roy becomes obsessed with what he saw and the subliminal messaging he receives in the aftermath. Meanwhile, three-year-old Barry and his mother Jillian become increasingly terrorized by the visitors.
Steven Spielberg’s classic passion project was nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Director, Supporting Actor, and Visual Effects, and was recognized as culturally significant by the United States Library of Congress in 2007.
Did You Know?
- During the dinner scene just before Roy piles on the mashed potatoes, you can hear the little girl say, “There’s a dead fly in my potatoes.” This was unscripted and almost caused the rest of the cast to laugh. The scene was kept as-is.
- Cary Guffey’s performances were so good that they only had to do one or two takes of each shot he was in. He became known as “One-Take Cary” on the set, and director Steven Spielberg had a T-shirt printed up for him with the phrase written on it.
- The film was partly inspired by an experience from Steven Spielberg’s childhood, when without advance warning, his parents rushed the children into their car one night, drove to an area where many others were gathered, and watched a spectacular meteor shower.