Latest Close Encounters Of The Third Kind News

Visual Effects Mastermind To Be Honoured With Technical Oscar

11th January 2012

Douglas Trumbull, the visual effects pioneer who helped give 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, Blade Runner, and Tree Of Life their other-worldly looks is to be honoured with the Gordon...

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Hollywood Sound Legend Warner Dies

7th September 2011

Legendary sound designer Frank Edward Warner, who won an Oscar for Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, has died.He was 85 when he passed away of natural causes in Sedona, Arizona on 31 August (11)....

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The Things They Say 20240

9th February 2011

"It was his idea that he did a cameo. And I don't see how he is not going to like it because the film is basically (saying), 'Dear Steven, we love you.'" SIMON PEGG was...

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Fascinating Fact 3434

20th June 2007

Rapper/producer PHARRELL WILLIAMS has picked CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND and NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION as the films he'll screen at the Los Angeles Film Festival, which starts today (20Jun07) - where's he's the Artist...

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Hoffman: 'I Turned Down Close Encounters'

1st December 2006

DUSTIN HOFFMAN rejected a leading role in STEVEN SPIELBERG's CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND in the mid-1970s because he was uncomfortable with being a Hollywood superstar. The veteran actor star regularly turned down the...

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Spielberg Confused By Decrease In Ufo Sightings

28th June 2005

Oscar-winning director STEVEN SPIELBERG is baffled that fewer UFO sightings are made now than were made twenty years ago - because the technology to record would-be aliens is so commonplace today. The 59-year-old film-maker...

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Spielberg Voted Best Director

2nd June 2005

Legendary film-maker STEVEN SPIELBERG has been voted the greatest director of all time. Spielberg - the talent behind huge blockbuster hits including SCHINDLER'S LIST, E.T., CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND and SAVING PRIVATE...

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Hoffman Repeatedly Rejected Movies With Spielberg

9th January 2005

Veteran actor DUSTIN HOFFMAN repeatedly rejected the chance to work with STEVEN SPIELBERG - preferring to create a number of reasons to snub such coveted roles. The 67-year-old OSCAR-winning actor declined the offer to...

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Blade Runner Voted Top Sci-fi Film

26th August 2004

HARRISON FORD's 1982 film BLADE RUNNER has been crowned the best science fiction film ever - by top scientists. The RIDLEY SCOTT-directed classic has topped the poll of the world's leading scientists, including...

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