Wham Bam Pow Ep. 51 - Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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This week, we blast those five tell-tale tones and experience the sci-fi classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Plus, Ricky takes over Studio and asks Rhea and Cameron to devise a new project exploring different ways aliens make first contact with humans. Who will come out ahead and make everybody tons of money?

Next week we'll be watching Event Horizon, which is currently available on Netflix Watch Instant.

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Watched this again after your podcast

I saw 'Close Encounters' on the day it opened in 1977, in an afternoon showing. When I it was over, I sat with my friends in awe. We said to each other, 'Let's watch it again.' And we did, we stayed in the theater and watched the complete film again. It was the first and only time in my life I have done that.

The big thing for me was the role of the musical notes and the incredible intensity of the ending sequence. Watching it again after hearing your podcast, I can only say: 'signature Spielberg.' He focuses on such little details of routine life and builds such a sense of awe. And the little kid was dynamite.