Behind The Scenes: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)

Pic via Pat Barnett & Quint over at Ain’t It Cool News


As usual a gigantic mash potato shaped mountain of thanks to Quint over at Ain’t It Cool News for sharing this fantastic behind the scenes photo. We’ve got the legendary director and sometimes actor, François Truffaut, in this photo as well as the great actor Bob Balaban, just a step behind Steven Spielberg. But for me…I’m geeking out about who just happens to be to the right of Spielberg…I may be wrong here but to mine eyes that is none other than Lance Henriksen!

I can remember my Father taking me to see Close Encounters at the Razorback Twin Cinema in my youth, I was five years old and we were both blown away by the film. I can still remember the sense of enjoyable dread I felt during the abduction scene with Cary Guffey…even though my Father tried to cover my eyes I was able to handle it…and to this day when I watch it I still get tensed up.

SPOILER VIDEO if you’ve not had the pleasure of seeing Close Encounters of the Third Kind for yourself yet, do not watch.

[Via] The Gibert Films YouTube Channel

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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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One thought on “Behind The Scenes: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)

  1. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Coolness abounds in this single image.

    Saw the movie in theaters with my dad. Both of us believers in shiny things flying about in an unidentified manner.

    One of the greatest movies I ever saw.
    But confusingly, saw it again in its re-release and the extra/deleted scenes messed up that first-time experience.
    And the very last ‘interior’ scenes just fell flat.
    Still enjoyed it, though.

    Would recommend the original theatrical cut to first-time viewers (and styrongly recommend the movie, period).

    Good thing the latest dvd release had all versions, with extras.
    A truly great buy.

    BTW, I’m pretty sure I saw Lance Henriksen in the last sequence at the tower, but I don’t think that’s him in the pic.

    I should watch the movie again to compare the suits.
    (yay, gonna watch CE3K!)

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