E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial*

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E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial*

  • 1982 ----- color ----- 115 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Steven Spielberg; with Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote) Steven Spielberg's movie is bathed in warmth and it seems to clear all the bad thoughts out of your head. It's the story of a 10-year-old boy, Elliot, who feels fatherless and lost because his parents have separated, and who finds a miraculous friend--an alien inadvertently left on Earth by a visiting spaceship. This fusion of science fiction and mythology is emotionally rounded and complete; it reminds you of the goofiest dreams you had as a kid, and rehabilitates them.--Pauline Kael [Includes a retrospective documentary on the making of E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial after the feature (30 min)] (Closed-Captioned) [Letterboxed] (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Aero/Astronautics, Family Life, Motion Pictures: Features)