E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
- Steven Spielberg
- Reviewed by
- Gon Curiel a.k.a. Groucho
- Review date
- Friday, March 22, 2002
Winning masterpiece by Steven Spielberg is arguably his greatest film from the 80s, featuring a fictional main character that gets more and more real as the story flows. Told and seen from the point of view of Elliot, this film masterfully expresses the inner thoughts and feelings of a child, their ingenuity, their fears and their frustration when misunderstood by adults. The use of lighting and photography is unique and continuously genius, adding a lot to the story’s intensity.
Some scenes, including Elliot’s heroic moments at school and the bicycle chase are unforgettable.
Featuring one of John William’s great scores and very honest performances by all (including Dee Wallace as Elliot’s mother), this is a must, now as always; the shot of the moon behind the flying bikers is a classic itself.
“E.T. phone home…”
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