Sunday, March 9, 2014

Close Encounters of the Alien Kind

Today on Far Future Horizons we present two video features that center on Close Alien encounters of the Third Kind. For your viewing pleasure we present the science fiction film Close Encounters of the Third Kind written and directed by Steven Spielberg and the documentary Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The True Story.

This documentary investigates the original cases that inspired the film from the Michigan UFO chase, to the first and arguably most famous case of alien abduction in the United States the Betty and Barney Hill abduction. In this documentary you will hear how Close Encounter of the Third Kind was brought to our screens, you also hear witness testimony and you will hear of NASA's alleged attempt to hide or cover up the true story behind UFOs.

"Where did the Sounds Come From?"

Close Encounters of the Third Kind was a long cherished project for Spielberg. In late 1973, he developed a deal with Columbia Pictures for a science fiction film. 

Though Spielberg receives sole credit for the script, he was assisted by Paul Schrader, John Hill, David Giler, Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins, and Jerry Belson, all of whom contributed to the screenplay in varying degrees. The title is derived from ufologist J. Allen Hynek's classification of close encounters with aliens, in which the third kind denotes human observations of actual aliens or "animate beings". Douglas Trumbull served as the visual effects supervisor, while Carlo Rambaldi designed the aliens.

Made on a production budget of $20 million, Close Encounters was released in November 1977 to critical and financial success, eventually grossing over $337,700,000 worldwide.

Both Spielberg 's film and this documentary are available from Amazon Books

Close Encounters of the Third Kind  (1977) (Direct Link)

The True Story - Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Close Encounters - The True Story!

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