80s Flashback‘s Today’s Memory
Steven Spielberg’s ET, The Extra-Terrestrial
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On this day:
At 11th June of 1982,the movie „E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” was released.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (often referred to simply as E.T.) is a 1982 American science fiction film coproduced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison, featuring special effects by Carlo Rambaldi and Dennis Muren, and starring Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore, and Peter Coyote.
It tells the story of Elliott (played by Thomas), a lonely boy who befriends an extraterrestrial, dubbed „E.T.”, who is stranded on Earth. Elliott and his siblings help it return home while attempting to keep it hidden from their mother and the government.
Released by Universal Pictures, the film was a blockbuster, surpassing Star Wars to become the highest-grossing film of all time—a record it held for ten years until Jurassic Park, another Spielberg-directed film, surpassed it in 1993.
Critics acclaimed it as a timeless story of friendship, and it ranks as the greatest science fiction film ever made in a Rotten Tomatoes survey. The film was re-released in 1985, and then again in 2002 to celebrate its 20th anniversary, with altered shots and additional scenes.