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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

(1977)
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Essef - Anybody who has written him off because of his string of stinkers - or anybody who's too young to remember The Goodbye Girl - may be shocked at the accomplishment and nuance of Richard Dreyfuss's performance in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Here, he plays a man possessed; contacted by aliens, he (along with other members of the "chosen") is drawn toward the site of the incipient landing: Devil's Tower, in rural Wyoming. As in many Spielberg films, there are no personalized enemies; the struggle is between those who have been called and a scientific establishment that seeks to protect them by keeping them away from the arriving spacecraft. The ship, and the special effects in general, are every bit as jaw-dropping on the small screen as they were in the theater (well, almost). Released in 1977 as a cerebral alternative to the swashbuckling science fiction epics then in vogue, Close Encounters now seems almost wholesome in its representation of alien contact and interested less in philosophizing about extraterrestrials than it is in examining the nature of the inner "call."

 
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Hardback Editions

April 1978 : UK Hardback
Title: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Author(s): Steven Spielberg
ISBN: 0-213-16678-X / 978-0-213-16678-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 1982 : USA Paperback
Title: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Ranger Reader)
Author(s): Steven Spielberg
ISBN: 0-13-138173-3 / 978-0-13-138173-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Prentice Hall College Div
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January 1978 : UK Paperback
Title: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Author(s): Steven Spielberg
ISBN: 0-7221-8080-2 / 978-0-7221-8080-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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1978 : UK Paperback
Title: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Author(s): Spielberg Steven
ISBN: 0-7221-8079-9 / 978-0-7221-8079-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere books
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1978 : USA Paperback
Title: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Author(s): Steven Spielberg
ISBN: 0-440-10979-5 / 978-0-440-10979-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sphere Books Limited
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1978 : UK Paperback
Title: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Author(s): Steven Spielberg
ISBN: 0-7221-8082-9 / 978-0-7221-8082-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dell Publishing
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1977 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
Author(s): Steven Spielberg
ISBN: 0-440-11433-0 / 978-0-440-11433-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell Pub
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