Plot[ edit ] In the Sonoran DesertFrench scientist, speaker at the Montsoreau conference, Claude Lacombe and his American interpreter, cartographer David Laughlin, along with other government scientific researchers, discover Flight 19a squadron of Grumman TBM Avengers that disappeared more than 30 years earlier in the Bermuda Triangle. The planes are intact and operational, but there is no sign of the pilots.
Plot[ edit ] In the Sonoran DesertFrench scientist Claude Lacombe and his American interpreter, cartographer David Laughlin, along with other government scientific researchers, discover Flight 19a squadron of Grumman TBM Avengers that went missing more than 30 years earlier.
The planes are intact and operational, but there is no sign of the pilots. An old man who witnessed the event claimed "the sun came out at night, and sang to him".
At an air traffic control center in Indianapoliscontrollers listen as two airline flights narrowly avoid a mid-air collision with an unidentified flying object UFOwhich neither pilot chooses to report, even when invited to do so.
In Muncie, Indiana3-year-old Barry Guiler is awakened in the night when his toys start operating on their own. Fascinated, he gets out of bed and discovers something or someone off-screen in the kitchen. He runs outside, forcing his mother, Jillian, to chase after him.
Investigating one of a series of large-scale power outages, Indiana electrical lineman Roy Neary experiences a close encounter with a UFO, when it flies over his truck and lightly burns the side of his face with its bright lights.
The UFO, joining a group of three other UFOs, is pursued by Neary and three police cars, but the spacecraft fly off into the night sky.
Roy becomes fascinated by UFOs, much to the dismay of his wife, Ronnie. He also becomes increasingly obsessed with subliminal, mental images of a mountain-like shape and begins to make models of it. Jillian also becomes obsessed with sketching Close encounters of third kind unique-looking mountain.
Soon after, she is terrorized in her home by a UFO which descends from the clouds. Lacombe and Laughlin—along with a group of United Nations experts—continue to investigate increasing UFO activity and strange, related occurrences. Scientists broadcast the phrase to outer space, but are mystified by the response: Lacombe and the U.
The United States Army evacuates the area, planting false reports in the media that a train wreck has spilled a toxic nerve gas, all the while preparing a secret landing zone for the UFOs and their occupants. When a despairing Roy inadvertently sees a television news program about the train wreck near Devils Tower, he realizes the mental image of a mountain plaguing him is real.
Jillian sees the same broadcast, and she and Roy, as well as others with similar visions and experiences, travel to the site in spite of the public warnings about nerve gas. While most of the civilians who are drawn to the site are apprehended by the Army, Roy and Jillian persist and make it to their secret landing zone just as dozens of UFOs gradually appear in the night sky, while the government specialists at the site begin to try to communicate with the UFOs by use of light and sound on a large electrical billboard controlled by a multiple-manual synthesizer.
Following this, an enormous mother ship lands at the site. Barry is also returned and reunited with a relieved Jillian. The government officials decide to include Roy in a group of people whom they have selected to be potential visitors to the mothership, and hastily prepare him.
As the aliens finally emerge from the mothership, they select Roy to join them on their travels. As Roy enters the mothership, one of the aliens pauses for a few moments with the humans.
Lacombe uses Curwen hand signs that correspond to the five-note alien tonal phrase. The alien replies with the same gestures, smiles, and returns to its ship, which ascends into space, as Barry bids Roy goodbye.
Cast[ edit ] Richard Dreyfuss as Roy Neary, an electrical lineman in Indiana who encounters and forms an obsession with unidentified flying objects. Although McQueen was impressed with the script, he felt he was not right for the role as he was unable to cry on cue.
Spielberg explained when filming Jaws"Dreyfuss talked me into casting him. He even contributed ideas. I eventually convinced him to cast me.
He also worked on a novel titled The Actor, a project he abandoned. Amy Irvingwho would marry Spielberg inalso auditioned for the role.
Teri Garr wanted to portray Jillian, but was cast as Ronnie. Hal Ashbywho worked with Dillon on Bound for Glorysuggested her for the part to Spielberg. Dillon was cast three days before filming began.
They meet for the first time in the Sonoran Desert at the beginning of the film. His former position as a cartographer allows him to interpret the alien signals as coordinates leading to the meeting at Devils Tower.
Dodds was a real-life technician at ARPsent to the production only to help set up the ARP synthesizer that would be shown communicating with the alien ship.
Spielberg conducted a series of method acting techniques to help Guffey, who was cast when he was just three years old. UFO researcher and astrophysicist J.Sep 27, · Close Encounters of the Third Kind (40th Anniversary) summary of box office results, charts and release information and related links.
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