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    ET 1982 40th tribute

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7-gQ0BfHmY

    2021 40 years since it was shot from September to December 1981 next summer 2022 is the release 40th that john Williams piano still gets me

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    I didn't see 'E.T.' until years after it came out, probably when it first came out on VHS...

    I still remember my cousins going on about certain scenes, and all I could do is listen, because I had no idea of what they were talking about .

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    I was so excited about the movie before it came out. I was so let down when I went and saw it. I thought it was going to be hard core science fiction because of the name. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Most people didn't know what extra-terrestrial meant. I hated that it was a goofy kids movie. I was hoping for something more like War of the Worlds or Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
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    ^Oddly enough, I had no desire to see it because the poster image of his long finger made me think of the George Pal War of the Worlds' Martian. I watched that on TV with my family every time it aired, but the brief scenes of seeing the aliens scared the beejeezus out of me. But my Mom assured me that E.T. was going to be a nice alien, so we went, and I loved it. I still remember my Mom handing a tissue to a big trucker-type guy who was bawling at the end.

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    Saw it as a kid, and liked it just fine.
    I remember completing the Topps trading card set, too.

    (I even didn't mind the deleted scenes which Spielberg reinstated to the 20th anniversary edition in 2002... but I didn't like the other changes, such as removing the agents' guns and replacing them with walkie-talkies.)
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    I was 16 when it came out. I didn't know it was a movie for kids.

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    i liked it when it came out but i remember rewatching it when it finally hit VHS and thinking what a boring movie it was. once i had kids, my oldest absolutely loved the movie and watched it endlessly. it did kind of grown on me again as being a sweet movie. but it is not something i would ever thrown on to watch

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    I was 5.5 years old when my dad found me in the yard and said we’re going to see a movie called ET, the extra terrestrial. I had absolutely no idea what he was talking about but a movie sounded great to me.
    My fragile young mind was not prepared for what I saw. It was terrifying, thrilling and tugged at every heartstring in my body. I was blown away by it. Oddly, I’ve never gone back to rewatch it, but definitely plan to with my little one.
    Oh man, I just remembered about all the ET merch that flooded the world when that movie went big. Haha. Happy birthday ET! hats off to Stephen Spielberg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mego View Post
    Happy birthday ET! hats off to Stephen Spielberg.
    And hats off to John Williams… it’s his music that brings the magic and wonder.

    If you’ve ever seen Star Wars or Indiana Jones or Jaws or Superman without the music, it’s crazy how empty it all feels without his part.

    That said, him and Spielberg together sure know all the shortcuts to “the feels”.

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