Archive for tag: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Style vs. ‘Style': The Good, the Bad, and the Whatever

4 September, 2012 (18:42) | by Richard T. Jameson, Essays | By: Richard T. Jameson

[Originally published in Film Comment, March-April 1980] Junior high-school memory (Art class? English? Doesn’t matter): “art = form + content.” Sez who? Sez the teacher, who does not want to be bothered with picky questions about art, won’t say anything about form that she can’t test you on via the multiple-choice method, and wants to […]

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“Breaking new ground has always been in the medium itself” – An Interview With Douglas Trumbull

11 February, 2012 (02:42) | by Sean Axmaker, Industry, Interviews, Science Fiction, Technology | By: Sean Axmaker

On Saturday, February 11, Douglas Trumbull will receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his contributions to the technology of the industry. Trumbull has over a dozen patents in his name, and developed or improved upon many of the filmmaking techniques that are standard in today’s […]

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STOP – and be friendly: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

2 August, 2010 (06:44) | by Pierre Greenfield, Essays | By: Pierre Greenfield

[Originally published in Movietone News 58-59, August 1978] As everyone must know by now, the title of Steven Spielberg’s science-fiction extravaganza refers to an actual meeting with an extraterrestrial visitant; or, as the advertising more directly puts it, “contact.” “Contact” is very much what the movie is all about. No film since 2001: A Space […]

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