woensdag 21 september 2016

100 Movie Challenge 2016 - # 124: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Director: Steven Spielberg
Genre: Drama/ Science Fiction/ Adventure
Runtime: 129 minutes
Year: 1977
Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Fran├žois Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban, J. Patrick McNamara, Warren J. Kemmerling, Roberts Blossom, Philip Dodds, Cary Guffey, Shawn Bishop, Adreinne Campbell, Justin Dreyfuss, Lance Henriksen, Merrill Connally, George DiCenzo, Amy Douglass

Description: After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker (Richard Dreyfuss) feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Review: What would it be like to get in contact with extra terrestrial life? Do they even excist? And if they do, are they friendly or hostel? Nowadays we know a little bit more about space travel and such, but in 1977 we didn’t. But that didn’t stop Steven Spielberg to create one of the most realistic science fiction films in movie history. And “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” is about the first contact between people and aliens.
What makes “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” so great is the buildup of the tension, because it’s only in the last part of the film that we know exactly what the extra terrestrials want. It all starts with Roy Neary, who witnesses a strange object in the air while on a job. This also happens to Jillian, who sees weird flashes and also sees her son Barry disappear. For both of them it becomes an obsession and they want to know more about what they saw. And the American government is trying to prepare for the coming of the extra terrestrials. ‘
Steven Spielberg makes it look so simple, how he build up the tension of this film. Objects moving, sound effects, light flashes. And it is that simple. The scene where Roy is in his ca rand experiences all this, or that part where Jillian and Barry are in their house, right before Barry disappears. Those two scenes are the best and are very exciting. And Richard Dreyfuss and Roy Neary is also fantastic.
The movie grabs you and keeps your attention at all times. And the music, by John Williams, is enchanting. “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” is a true classic and a film for every sci-fi lover.

Rating: 4,5/ 5

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