Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Sight & Sound Challenge: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Film: E.T. (37/250) 
Critics Poll: 183rd 
Directors Poll: 107th 
First Time/Rewatch (Rewatch)

Oh, E.T. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

1. The authenticity of their family life, playing games around the table, arguing over chores, the messiness of the house
2. The instant bond between Elliott and E.T.
3. Elliott showing E.T. his toys.
4. Adorable Drew Barrymore and her yarn-bows.
5. The running of the frogs.
6. Drunk E.T.
7. The flowers.
8. The bike scene.
9. The goodbyes.
10. The rainbow.
11. Okay, that whole last reel.
12. Okay, the whole damn movie.

Never fails to get an emotional response from me. Tears. Goosebumps. The works. And it stars an alien puppet. Bravo, Mr. Spielberg.

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