E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
- Original title
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial aka
- E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
- Running time
- 115 min.
- United States
C. Thomas Howell,
Sci-Fi. Fantasy. Drama | Aliens. Family-friendly. Friendship. Cult Movie
- Synopsis / Plot
- E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL is Steven Spielberg's warmhearted classic delight for both children and adults. It tells the story of an alien creature, E.T., mistakenly left behind on Earth. When a young boy, Elliott (Henry Thomas), finds E.T. and hides him in his home, both their worlds are changed forever. E.T. teaches Elliott and his two siblings (Drew Barrymore and Robert MacNaughton), whose parents have recently separated, about caring and love while the children protect E.T. from the malevolent world of grown-ups. Elliott and E.T. become so close that they share emotions; as E.T. becomes ill, so does Elliott. The children end up going on a fabulous adventure trying to help E.T. find a way back to his home planet. The movie was originally going to be based on a story idea by director John Sayles, but after he removed himself from the project, screenwriter Melissa Mathison (Harrison Ford’s wife at that time) took over the script and made it her own. John Williams’s beautiful soundtrack became forever linked to E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL.
: 4 Academy Awards: OST, FX, Sound editing, Sound. 5 nominations
: 2 Golden Globes: Best Drama Picture and Original Score. 5 nominations
: BAFTA award: Music. 11 nominations including Film and Director
: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Film and Best Director
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Film, Director & New Generation Award
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Original Drama Screenplay
: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Director
: Nominated for César: Best Foreign Film
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