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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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Original title
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Running time
132 min.
United States United States
Steven Spielberg
John Williams
Vilmos Zsigmond
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Columbia Pictures / EMI Films / Phillips Productions
Sci-Fi. Fantasy. Mystery | Aliens
Synopsis / Plot
Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) becomes obsessed with meeting extraterrestrials after encountering a UFO on an abandoned road one night. Against the wishes of his wife (Teri Garr) and children, Neary, along with another witness to the sighting (Melinda Dillon), travels to a mysterious mountain where the government has built a landing strip hoping to attract the aliens. At the same time, a group of scientists led by Claude Lacombe (François Truffaut) start to investigate.
1977: 2 Academy Awards: Cinematography, Sound FX editing (special). 8 (7+1 Special) Nom.
1977: Golden Globe: 4 Nominations for Drama, Director, Screenplay, Score
1977: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1977: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Drama Screenplay
1977: David di Donatello Awards: Best Foreign Film
1977: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Film and Director
1978: BAFTA Awards: Production Design/Art Direction. 9 nom. including Film & Director
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