Close Encounters of the Third Kind
“I saw something last night I can’t explain,” Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss)
Forty years on, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (a.k.a. CE3K) still astounds. Computer generated imagery dates so quickly. Weirdly, techniques of a bygone era, optical effects, when done with this level of ingenuity do not appear to. Bravo to special effects maestro Douglas Trumbull. His work on 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and BLADE RUNNER share a similar timelessness. Is it any coincidence that all three films continually compete for the title of greatest sci-fi? Of course, it is not just landmark tech on display making CE3K so beloved.
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