Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind ★★★★½

My favorite Spielberg alien movie. It’s amazing story of an adult doing what every kid would do, throwing caution to the wind and going on a discovery. Richard Dreyfuss is the mf man. 

All of the sound in this movie is so good. From the overlapping discussions to the sound of the UFOs. And of course there is John Williams. Has any one individual been as good at their job as Williams? It’s incredible every score he has ever done perfectly fits the movie every time. And it’s not like he is making major structural shifts in his scores from movie to movie, but they are always so grand and deafening that you have to be engrossed.

The visual effects somehow hold up all these years later too.