Movie Night Monday

The Movie Project

Week 50: Wyoming (Close Encounters of the Third Kind)

Category: Drama/Fantasy

Quote of Interest:

“STOP AND BE FRIENDLY”

–sign held by ufo watcher

Three words to describe this film/state: This means something

Best ‘Extras’:

  • Implantee, played by Amy Douglass
  • Implantee, played by Alexander Lockwood
  • Ohio Tolls, played by Norman Bartold
  • Sunburned Old Man, played by Eumenio Blanco

State food/recipe to try: Chicken-fried steak / Chokecherry preserves / White chicken chili

Earring Inspo Character: Jillian Guiler

Other Notes: I don’t recall ever having seen this classic, and liked it more than I’d thought I would. Featuring a crazed encounterer Richard Dreyfuss and strangely nonchalant mother Melinda Dillon, Close Encounters was an interesting and entertaining watch. It did stress me out–not from suspense but from the mess Dreyfuss’ character was making everywhere. I tend to not like movies where destruction and mess ensue (poor ducks). The main alien looked like a nasty plastic-wrapped spider that was missing a few legs and trying to conduct a bizarre symphony orchestra. A little long of a film, but with some funny quotes.

Grade: B+

State Facts: https://www.factmonster.com/us/states/wyoming

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