Wednesday, July 29, 2015

E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982

A while back I took a "quiz" on Facebook to determine how many of the top 250 movies of all time. I had actually seen. I scored 100 out of the 250 movies that were listed. If I was unsure about seeing a movie I didn't check it off so my score could possibly be much higher.

And then I started thinking that perhaps instead of binge watching old TV series I should binge watch movies. I decided just to take on the top 100 movies for a starter. Now I'm very sure I am going to agree with quite a few of the entries on this list but I already know I'm going to argue about a few as well.

So here is #13 of the top 100 Movies of all time according to IMDB:

ET the Extra-Terrestrial 1982

20 Things You Never Knew About E.T. The Extra-terrestrial Movie 17

Who doesn't love E.T.?  Action, adventure, aliens, bad guys, government agents, heroes, and friendship.  It has everything.

E.T. is an alien who was left behind when his ship had to leave Earth quickly because a government task force was nearby.  He is befriended by Elliot who helps him try to get home.

I still loves this movie today.

Things you never knew about E.T.:

Academy Awards, USA 1983

Best Sound
Robert Knudson
Robert Glass
Don Digirolamo
Gene S. Cantamessa 
Best Effects, Visual Effects
Carlo Rambaldi
Dennis Muren
Kenneth Smith 
Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing
Charles L. Campbell
Ben Burtt 
Best Music, Original Score
John Williams 
Best Picture
Steven Spielberg
Kathleen Kennedy 
Best Director
Steven Spielberg 
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Melissa Mathison 
Best Cinematography
Allen Daviau 
Best Film Editing
Carol Littleton 

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