Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Movie Clip Wednesday - Best Science Fiction
Boxer is hosting a Movie Clip Wednesday Meme where everyone picks a clip from their favorite movies based on a weekly theme. This week's theme is BEST SCIENCE FICTION. I didn't have to think on this one too much. I remember seeing a very cryptic trailer for this movie in the theater in late 1976 (it might have been when I saw Jaws) and thinking - what the hell? The suspense that this movie generated even before I saw it was memorable - because I am remembering it today. That movie was 1977's Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
This was at a time when UFOs, alien abductions and Area 51 were in vogue. This was a sci-fi movie the likes of which I had never seen. Most movies to this point never really showed the aliens and their space craft up close. They were always some nebulous thing that you would just get glimpses of. This movie started out that way but really delivers at the end. Richard Dreyfuss as Roy Neary, the every-man utility worker was really good in this. And his wife, Teri Garr was still pretty hot. I couldn't find my favorite scene where he and Jillian (played by Melinda Dillon) escape from the military and take off their gas masks. I remember holding my breath when they did that. Here's the movie trailer:
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