TCM Pick of the Week: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Jeremiah —  March 1, 2013 — Leave a comment

Close Encounters

One of the greatest films ever made is airing on TCM next Saturday, March 9th.  If you haven’t seen this film, you must drop everything and set your DVR at once.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) was Steven Spielberg’s response to 2001: A Space Odyssey.  2001, though brilliant, was cold and sterile.  Spielberg gave science fiction a human access point in Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss.)  It isn’t any wonder.  That’s what Spielberg is good at.

I had the privilege a few years back to see a double feature of Close Encounters and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.  That was amazing and I highly recommend it.  You’ll see a change in Mr. Spielberg as it regards to family.  I won’t spoil it for those of you have haven’t see Close Encounters.

Also, check out what TCM has to say about the film on their website.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind airs Saturday, March 9th at 5:30 PM (EST) on Turner Classic Movies.

Jeremiah

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