E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

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    markpud

    markpud Retired super-mod-erator!

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    This film describes what ET did before he got a job at BT ;)


    But seriously, a classic work of SciFi from Spielberg, co-starring a young Drew Barrymore.

    http://us.imdb.com/Title?0083866 -
    A group of aliens visit earth and one of them is lost and left behind stranded on this planet. The alien is found by a 10 year old boy, Elliot. Soon the two begin to communicate, and start a different kind of friendship in which E.T learns about life on earth and Elliot learns about some new values for the true meaning of friendship. E.T. wants to go home, but if Elliot helps him, he'll lose a friend...
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    val

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    i remember watching the movie when i was younger and being terrifed out of my mind. then i went on the disney ride and it wasnt so bad :)
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    Dave

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    This must have been the first film to suffer from pirate videos on a massive scale. Since the UK didn't get it until about 9 months after the US, people could go into US cinemas, video it and sell it over here. As you would expect the quality was *bad word*, but they were everywhere.

    I didn't see it properly until it was on TV, and I think I was too old to appreciate it properly. Suprising, that they have never made a sequel to such a popular and sucessful film.... (ET: Leave home).

    I think parts of it are very frightening for young kids, and other parts too cute for older kids. My kids liked it anyhow.

    QUOTE But seriously, a classic work of SciFi from Spielberg -Markpud.

    There are scenes (the bicycles) and quotes (phone home) that are going to be around for ever.
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    Prowler-Pilot

    Prowler-Pilot One Winged Angel

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    It's been so long since I've seen this film...I can't remember it all. :( I want to catch it sometime though...I can only really remember the ride at Disney! :D

    TaTa [​IMG]
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    wikiberry

    wikiberry DOYLE! and HARPER!!!

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    there was a sequel of a book.

    i read it years ago.
    about 7 or 8 yrs i think.

    all i remember is that the book was
    very very long
    and it was about ET coming back
    to see his friends and taking them
    for a ride in his ship.

    there was a very similar scene in matrix.
    here though i think the kids wore a helmet
    to help them understand and learn things
    very quickly not the plugs they used in matrix.


    :D :D :D
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    Chilly

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    lol

    pho-o-oone ho-o-o-me.......................

    i loved this movie! so sad :(
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    Sinistra

    Sinistra Lurking in the Shadows

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    et phone home.....awwww...


    That part when they thoguht he dead/dying mad me cry so much the first time i saw it....
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    Chilly

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    yeh it was cool

    also the way that plant thingy was associated with him dying......awww
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    Sinistra

    Sinistra Lurking in the Shadows

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    Chilly

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    lol

    what?what idd i say? >innocent look<lol
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    Sinistra

    Sinistra Lurking in the Shadows

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    et dying and that plant was :(
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    wikiberry

    wikiberry DOYLE! and HARPER!!!

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    getting emotional are we???


    :D
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    Annette

    Annette This is Star - my honey!!

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    I remember watching E.T as a young child with my mum and an aunt at the cinema. We all came out sobbing our little hearts out. I dread watching it again even now because I still cry. Oh well, such is life. :D


    annette :)
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    Chilly

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    lol

    oopsie sinny im sorry,,,,,,,,,,i thiink.......lol

    when did u see it annie? at cinema?how o,d weer u?:) or am i prying!lol
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    Sinistra

    Sinistra Lurking in the Shadows

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    DEAL WITH IT. I'M SAD. :(
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    Chilly

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    lol

    that u r...................lol
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    Annette

    Annette This is Star - my honey!!

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    Hi Chilly, yes I saw it at the Cinema. At a rough guess must have been about 10/11 I think. Still think its sad in parts.


    annette :)
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    Sinistra

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    it always will be...but the happier moments? what do you reckon were some of the funny moments of the film?
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    wikiberry

    wikiberry DOYLE! and HARPER!!!

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    such as???
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    Chilly

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    lol

    i liked the part where they hid him in the closet witha ll the toys.lol

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