After purchasing the 1001 films you must watch before you die I decided to watch every film in the book. Close Encounters of the Third Kind was the first one chosen. Fun to watch, breathtaking cinematography but what the hell was the boys mum's name!! Here are my thoughts on the film as I watched. Let me know what you think.
Film - Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Year - 1977
Directed - Steven Spielberg
Written by - Steven Spielberg
Staring - Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr
IMDb Rating - 7.7/10
My Rating - 7.8/10
Length - 137 min (2h 17min)
Genre - Drama, Sci-Fi
Open in the Sonora Desert in Mexico
Looks like there on a rejected backlot for Star Wars
No idea who anyone is!
Flying in missing planes from 1945 that look like new
Shout out to Coca-Cola in the window
For a homeless person, he have some very white teeth
Still have no idea whats happening
Now in Air Traffic Control in Indianapolis
Somethings happening but not explained what
We think it’s a UFO
Now in Munice, Indiana
Small boy in bed sees window open and mechanical monkey goes off
Then the record player
Then everything that moves in the bedroom
Kid walks down stairs
Shout out to Boston University t-shirt
Food in fridge is on floor and cat flap flaps… a lot
Kid looks puzzled
Then toy police car enters parents room
Mom sleeps in demin short shorts
Spots kid in garden giggling and running into an open field
Now in another house with a kid and dad and a model train set
What’s a fraction?
Dad explains fractions with model trains
Train crashes before kid can answer
Mom wants to see a film
Kid 2 destroys doll over counter
Kid 1 says Pinnochio is a G rated crapfest (G rating is a U in UK)
Dad says kids can go to golf or watch Pinnochio
Kids vote golf
Lose power when power goes out
THEY CUT OFF BOSTON’S “MORE THAN A FEELING”… BASTARDS!
Now in a forest with demin shorts mom whos looking for her son, Barry
Paper maps must have been annoying back in the day… thank God for GPS
Calls a driver a “Turkey” after being called a “Jackass”
Guy has a pull out map
Car loses power
OH SHIT!!! GIANT LIGHT FROM ABOVE
Car has a mind of its own
Everything goes back to normal
That hum sound effect is VERY LOUD
Everything goes quick then dog barks then thunderstorm
Theres a UFO in the sky
OH NO THE LIGHTS BACK
Dad scares himself when car switches itself on
Panic over the tannoy
Quick! Better get moving!!!
Teleported from inside a tunnel to a freeway
Barry is now in the middle of a road and spots a man and the lost members of The Goonies on the side of the road
Demin Shorts mom finds her kid and nearly gets hit by Dad’s car
It’s Ok, the police are on them!
Ohio State Line border freaks out
UFOs fly straight through then power comes back on
Tender is now 75 cents short
Police car flies off a cliff
Power in Ohio comes back on
Dad somehow gets back home in space of a second
Dad & Mom have two conversations at once
UFO sightings are better than “Goofy Golf”
Dad is called Roy
Roy has half burned face
Roy says the UFO looked like a mixture of a Orange Ice Cream and a taco
Time for a make out session in the middle of the road
Roys clearly not interested
Now in a desert in Mongolia
3 Land Rovers and 2 Helicopters appear from over a hill
Guys in helicopter all have camera
Random ship in the middle of the desert
First swear in the film comes around the 33 and a half minute mark – “Beats the shit out of me” (after spotting the ship)
Still have no clue who they are
Back home and kids hit Roy in ass with a ping pong bat and takes a photo of him
Roy makes shapes with his shaving cream
Kid tries drowning them out by slamming hands on keys of piano
Roy’s wife won’t let him leave tonight
Typical kid fight stops when they hear Roy got fired
Now in India
Think a ritual is taking place
Ritual gets interrupted by the people who I STILL DONT KNOW WHO THEY ARE
All I know about them is that their French
Now we’re in a near empty conference hall
They talk about what happened in India – What did happen in India cause I don’t know
Zoltan Sign Language
Feedback after the singing from the recording – Now I’m more confused
Now back at road where everyone met when Roy nearly ran Barry over
Demin Shorts Mom meets with Roy
Roy then talks to Barry about the shape
Think Roy’s gone insane
UFOs are back!! – Get the cameras out!!!
Demin Shorts Mom dresses slutty – Also not attractive
Run away!!! Its a helicopter!!!
Roy’s sunburn keeps changing different shades of orange
Now at Goldstone Radio Control
A man in a suit is being informed about whats happening
Numbers are location co-ordinate
A globe costs $2500 in 1977 – wonder what’s its worth in 2014
Co-Ordinates land in Wyoming
Back with Barry whos playing a xylophone
Demin Shorts Mom is drawing the shape that Roy is fasinated about then throws them all in the bin
Light appears from the clouds
That looks blue/green screened
UFOs back for real this time!
Lock the doors and windows and hide!!!
Stupid kid opens door like a dipshit (then again he is a kid) and a orange light appears then stares at the ceiling
Barry tells “them” to “come through the door”
Barry thinks it’s the sun
Who has a grate in the floor of their kitchen?
All problems can be controlled by shouting
Mind controlled hoover – wish I had one
That keyboard noise
Barry crawls through the cat flap which causes the rattling to stop
Think Barrys been abducted as Demin Shorts Mom runs after UFO
Demin Shorts Mom is called Jillian
Hey, Roys there
Paparazzi are more annoying than TMZ
OMG A FLYING SAUCER
$7billion spent on cameras to try and get pictures of UFO
Guy blames Santa Claus for all this
Roy has lost his sunburn
“I Saw Bigfoot” to which I replied with “Fuck this UFO Bullshit! This guy knows his stuff!”
Roy starts drawing shapes on newspaper before snapping a pencil
America’s version of the RAF have to travel by Greyhound Coaches by Wyoming
“There’s a dead fly in my potato” – EW!
Roy’s still making shapes, this time out of mash potatoes then cries
Think Roy’s gone crazy
Roy then throws clay into the sky before trying to get himself tangled in a swing
Roy then magically is in the shower in his clothes
Roy cares more about the fact his watch is waterproof
Roy’s Wife is called Ronnie – Taken me over an hour to find that out!
I’m about to go as crazy as Roy in a moment!
Looney Tunes!?! WTF?? Duck Rogers and the 23rd 1/2 Century!!!
I now want to watch Duck Rogers now
Roy is ripping up plants and throwing them and mud through the kicthen window
Bricks must be light if a kid can easily throw them
No wonder their neighbours hate them
I hate that kids haircut
Ronnie drives off with the kids and Roy walks away like nothing happened while the entire neighbourhood watches
Roy has now made a giant shape in the living room
TV shows a old show before going into adverts for Budweiser then the news
I think Ronnie wants to divorce Roy over the phone
The shape Roy’s recreating is Devil’s Tower
Denim Shorts Mom is back!
Oh Christ shes into shapes
Maybe her and Roy should see each other
Holy shit everything is making sense
I now have a headache
Now in Moorcroft, Wyoming
Roy drives into oncoming traffic while everyone in Wyoming is trying to get out
“Get your gas masks for $84″
Roy spots Denim Shorts Mom
Police guard has enough and leaves them
Time to go off-roading… in a family estate
Denim Shorts Mom has a chicken???
“Oh no, a barbed wire fence is blocking their path”
THE FRONT OF THE CAR HAS BARBED WIRE FROM WHEN ROY PLOWED THROUGH IT!!!
There it is!!! Devil’s Tower!!!
If that barbed wire was real, their hands would be in severe pain as they were holding the barbs
Dead animals on the side of the road
They bought the gas masks!!!
The white coats!!!
The chickens dead!!!
There taking Roy and Denim Shorts Mom away!!!
How did we end up in prison
THAT FRENCH BASTARD CAN TALK ENGLISH!!!
They agree to work together
Ok I lied – I’ve been Vince Russo’d
Run Roy Run!!!
They plan to temporary nuke them???
What the hells going in?
Those army men are wearing camoflauge but I can clearly see them
Roy amazingly grew facial hair between shots
The sleep gas comes out
Larry thinks they’re “Cropt Dusting” then falls asleep
Roy is having a hard time climbing but Denim Shorts Mom has no problem
There’s an air base in the middle of the cliff!!!
“This is not a drill”
UFOs in sky look like stars – very cool looking shot
UFOs are friendlies??? – They come in peace
Media have no problem getting to air base
Keyboard Noises hurt my head
Roy and Denim Shorts Mom are about to leave but a cloud forms nearby
It’s surrounding Devil’s Tower
Those light patterns in the sky look familiar
Roy and Denim Shorts Mom somehow get closer to the air base
JESUS CHRIST!!! Roy and Denim Shorts Mom has to kiss – International sign that something bads gonna happen to one of them
NOW THATS A UFO!!!
OW!!! The humming hurts!!!!
This hurts more knowing I have headphones on. Wonder what it would sound like with surround sound
How is Roy get in the air base?
That UFO looks like a satellite
Everyone get your Aviator Sunglasses on
The UFOS keyboard noises sound like farts
HOW THE FUCK DID DENIM SHORTS MOM GET IN THE AIR BASE????
How has no one from the air base noticed Roy?
Its the creatures
Wait a minute!
Their pilots and captains from the navy!!!
Oh there the people the creatures captured
Now this makes even more sense
Fuck me this is confusing
Hey it’s Barry!!!
Denim Shorts Mom is already acting like nothing ever happened
So the creatures were nice guys after all!!!
So whos the evil villain in this?
Oh wait their not done
What the fuck is that???
The creature looks like daddy long legs
There mini creatures!!!!
WHERE THE HELL DID ROY GET THAT SUIT FROM!!!
Take me to your leader
Just gonna let this set it
Now I know where the influence for ET came from