December 5th, 2012: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Cast and Crew:  Steven Spielberg (Director, Screenwriter); John Williams (Music); Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garry, Cary Guffey, Bob Balaban, Josef Sommer, Lance Henriksen, Roberts Blossom

What It’s About: People worldwide experience encounters with beings from another world, while some people feel drawn to Wyoming.

Why Watch it Today?: An aircraft squadron of Avenger torpedo-bombers, known as Flight 19, disappeared on this day in 1945. The planes arrive safely back in the modern age early on in today’s film… but where are the pilots?

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