#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Two parallel stories are told. In the first, a group of research scientists from a variety of backgrounds are investigating the strange appearance of items in remote locations, primarily desert regions. In continuing their investigation, one of the lead scientists, a Frenchman named Claude Lacombe, incorporates the Kodály method of music education as a means of communication in their work. The response, in turn, at first baffles the researchers, until American cartographer David Laughlin deciphers the meaning of the response. In the second, electric company lineman and family man Roy Neary and single mother Jillian Guiler are among some individuals in Muncie, Indiana who experience some paranormal activity before some flashes of bright lights in the sky, which they believe to be a UFO. Roy becomes obsessed with what he saw, unlike some others, especially in some form of authority, who refuse to acknowledge their belief that it was a UFO in not wanting to appear crazy. That obsession both for Roy and Jillian is ratcheted up a notch when they begin to have a vision of a mound with vertical striations on its side as a key to what is going on. While the obsession negatively affects Roy’s life as he knows it in its entirety, Jillian knows she has to find the answer as to its meaning, especially as it relates to her only child, three year old Barry Guiler, who may be more attuned to what is happening than the adult figures around him. These two stories have the potential to intersect if Roy and Jillian can discover where they’ve seen that mound before, and if they can overcome what they believe to be the lies perpetrated by those in authority in covering up what is going on.
Plot: After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.
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A terrific movie about alien contact.
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind is a film about aliens landing on earth, but instead of descending into the usual laser-gun confrontations between humans and aliens, this one dares to remain “peaceful”. It is a film about contact, not conflict. It is also a wonderfully thoughtful film and a prime example of compelling story-telling. If there is a weakness with Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, it is that the director Steven Spielberg occasionally allows sentimentality to enter into the proceedings, but in truth it is a very minor weakness and it doesn’t significantly spoil this tremendous movie experience.
Several missing aircraft turn up over 30 years after they were reported lost. More baffling still is the fact that they vanished over Florida but have turned up, in pristine condition and without pilots, in the middle of Mexico. Other weird things happen: an aeroplane pilot reports a near collision with a brightly lit spacecraft; a Navy warship missing for decades is found in the desert; thousands of Indians report a light in the sky which “sang” to them; and across America there are scores of inexplicable UFO sightings. Electrician Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) is a normal family man who sees one of the UFOs. Soon after, he is tormented by a vision apparently implanted in his mind by the aliens. His torment becomes obsession as he tries to figure out the meaning of a hill-like shape that has become embedded in his mind. As his marriage collapses, he desperately tries to find answers and is finally gratified when he discovers that the picture in his head is trying to tell him where to go in order to witness an extra terrestrial landing.
The fact that Roy Neary is just an everyday guy cast into the most incredible of circumstances gives this film a real human dimension. Roy could represent any one of us – you, me, your next door neighbour, your father, whoever. Spielberg tells his story very carefully, adding clues and more layers of mystery before actually revealing where the story is heading. It is probably the most controlled and skillfully paced of Spielberg’s ’70s films. The ending, featuring the alien arrival, is a technical tour-de-force, but it works well on an emotional level too because the viewer has grown to know Roy and has been drawn into his quest for answers. John Williams provides yet another legendary music score – including an iconic five-note tune which the aliens and humans use to communicate with each other. Close Encounters Of The Third Kind is a classic sci-fi film, as fresh and absorbing now as it was back in 1977.
Slow Encounters Of The Worst Kind
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind is so terrible in so many ways that I’m at a loss as to where I even begin….
For starters very little happens in the film; now I’m not someone who has ADHD who needs explosions and car chases every two minutes in order to keep my interest in a film, but if you’re going to set up a film in a slow burning way then it’s always a good idea to make the characters interesting or give your audience something to care about. Seven Samurai is a good example of a film that is slow, but in that film the viewer is rewarded for their patience by a spectacular closing act. No such luck here. The first 90 minutes revolve around spaceships flying around we then have Dreyfuss and his family squabbling and arguing – all this isn’t helped by the fact that none of them have a shred of likability about them. As the mother, Teri Garr was particularly grating and her overacting became mildly irritating. Likewise, the kids were annoying as well and the family melodrama that we witness for the majority of the running time gave me a mild headache.
I think the worst thing about this film is that Spielberg somehow manages to make this family unfriendly; younger viewers will be more forgiving than an adult audience and won’t look for things such as poor character development, plot holes etc. Kids will just want the film to be fun and exciting and the problem here is that Close Encounters is neither. I can imagine kids saying ‘Mummy, Daddy, when’s this going to get going?’ ‘When is something going to happen?’ Then mummy and daddy are going to be forced to apologize for wasting 2 hours of their children’s time when they realise that it doesn’t get going and that nothing happens. I can honestly imagine this film causing a family row.
Close Encounters is a terrible film and I can only assume that the high ratings have been awarded by Spielberg devotees – you know the sort of people who refuse to accept that he’s capable of making a bad film. I, for one, would class myself as a Spielberg fan and have loved several of this films including Schindler’s list, the first 3 Indiana Jones films, Jaws, Duel. However, I am prepared to accept that he does misfire on occasions by making boring films such as this and Empire Of The Sun. If you must watch a Spielberg film that involves an extra terrestrial encounter then you’d be better off watching ET.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 13 min (133 min) (Special Edition), 2 hr 15 min (135 min) (Theatrical Original), 2 hr 18 min (138 min) (Director’s Cut)
Genre Drama, Sci-Fi
Director Steven Spielberg
Writer Steven Spielberg
Actors Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon
Country USA, UK
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 39 nominations.
Production Company Columbia Pictures
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Dolby (35 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision 65 HR Camera (special effects scenes), Panavision PSR R-200, Panavision C-Series and Super High Speed Lenses, Panavision Panaflex, Panavision C-Series and Super High Speed Lenses
Laboratory Metrocolor, Culver City (CA), USA
Film Length 1,000 m (8 mm), 3,695 m (Sweden)
Negative Format Eastman Color Negative Film, 100T, Type 5247(modified) (anamorphic), 35 mm (Eastman 100T 5247), 65 mm (Eastman 100T 5254)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2017 remaster), Panavision (anamorphic), Super Panavision 70 (special effects)
Printed Film Format Eastman Color SP Print Film Type 5383 (anamorphic), 35 mm, 70 mm (blow-up), 8 mm