E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

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E.T. is the name given to the friendly botanist alien that befriends a young boy named Elliot and his siblings and forms a special bond during the short time he's stranded here on Earth in his heartwarming and sweet science fiction family film by Steven Spielberg! Some mischief ensues as the children try to hide the whereabouts of E.T. from various adults, including government agents and scientists. This classic has charm to spare and can magically lift spirits, so if you've never seen this film, give it a go and find out why it was a HUGE hit in the early 80s! Spot then very young actresses Drew Barrymore and Erika Eleniak, as well as the shot that makes up Amblin Studio's logo.

Erik M.

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Other mistake: In all the shots of ET wearing the white sheet the two eye holes are about a foot apart, so he could see out of the holes properly, but when Michael finds the white sheet ET had been wearing he lifts the material and we see that the two eye holes are only about two inches apart, which makes no sense. (It was Gertie's sheet which had eye holes that close together).

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Trivia: When the children go out on Halloween night, they pass other children dressed up. One that they pass is dressed as Yoda from Star Wars, and at this point the music plays Yoda's theme from Star Wars. John Williams wrote the music for both films.

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Question: Why, at the beginning of the movie, is there a ton of smoke hovering over the table where the young boys are playing the game? I know they are not smoking cigarettes. The mother is obviously not smoking. Where is the all the smoke coming from? It isn't incense either.

William Bergquist

Chosen answer: They actually are smoking and there are cigarettes on the table.

Mike K

Answer: It didn't show anyone smoking but there is a lit and burning cigarette on the table.

Answer: They're definitely not smoking but there is a lot of smoke. You can see an actual flame at one point so I'm guessing incense.

Answer: There also is a can of insecticide AND air freshener. Years ago they were used to mask the smell of smoke. The mother was too busy and addled to notice them smoking.

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