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GREAT FILM

By Jon LOVES LIZ
Written October 04, 2012
I went to see this and it brought back so many memories. I can't beleive it's been 30 years. I laughed and cried at all the right moments the ending is so touching.
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special TCM presentation 30th anniversary screening of E.T.

By b_molloyFanFair
Written October 05, 2012
This movie is dear to our hearts and my daughter (avid film fan) considers its soundtrack her favorite of composer, John Williams' historic collaboration w Steven Spielberg. So we bought tix for this event right away - also eager to see intro by Ben Mankiewicz with Drew Barrymore, for some history & behind the scenes anecdotes. Viewing this on the big screen was WONDERFUL. That scale reveals detailed expressions and amazing range of the young actors. The perspective & editing immediately pull audience into the action - from surreal atmosphere to natural interplay between children. These elements and "E.T"'s compelling character are beautifully served by the symphonic score -- building until it soars (along w Eliot and E.T.), echoing the characters' angst, and resolving as celestial tones key the transcendent theme. {Initially disappointed when VENUE failed to project TCM's Intro until its final 3 min. Tho magic of E.T. needs no introduction, I'd like to see the piece separately
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E.T.

By yensidsandy
Written October 04, 2012
This is and will always be a wonderful film for the whole family. This was hosted, with their usual panache, by TCM, which always gives the film a little more Hollywood flair. Unfortunately, there seemed to have been relatively no publicity for the event, other than on TCM itself. Many patrons with children, with whom I spoke, said had they known, they would have gone to see E.T. instead of their more violent choice. The sad fact is not many viewers have higher tiers of cable, where Turner can be found. I would like to see more of "where are they now?" Drew Barrymore, of course, we know, but the other "children", who were so naturally believable---what became of them ? And the quizzes are great fun too ! You need to bring more events to the Boston area with higher profile advertising. Thanks for asking, Sandy
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ET treasured memory

By anclarke
Written October 04, 2012
I had never shown my 6 year old this movie because I had been hoping for the opportunity for him to experience the movie the way I had 30 years ago. The movie remains timeless and still captures the sincerity of the characters. My son laughed throughout the movie picking up on all the humor, and cried at the end - just like mom. We don't have many movies with boys as the main characters to it was a nice way for him to connect. It brought back a lot of memories for my husband and me. It was a wonderful family event to share and a wonderful opportunity.
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E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial

By Dr_Sing
Written October 04, 2012
This film hold up thrity years after it was originally released. It was great to see it in a theatre again. Thanks TCM and Fandango!
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