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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction film produced and directed by Steven Spielberg, and written by Melissa Mathison. It tells the story of Elliott, a boy who befriends an extraterrestrial, dubbed E.T., who is stranded on Earth. The film stars Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, and Henry Thomas.

Plot

Alien botanists secretly visit Earth under cover of night to gather plant specimens in a California forest. When government agents appear on the scene, the aliens flee in their spaceship (or UFO), but in their haste, one of them is left behind. In a suburban neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley, a ten-year-old boy named Elliott is spending time with his brother, Michael, and his friends. As he returns from picking up a pizza, he discovers that something is hiding in their tool shed. The alien promptly flees upon being discovered.

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    award Academy Award for Best Original Score Academy Award for Best Sound Editing Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing Academy Award for Best Visual Effects BAFTA Award for Best Film Music Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director David di Donatello for Best Foreign Director Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Foreign Language Film Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Film National Board of Review: Top Ten Films National Film Registry National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director Saturn Award for Best Classic Film DVD Release Saturn Award for Best Music Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film Saturn Award for Best Special Effects Saturn Award for Best Writing
    contentLocation San Fernando Valley
    director Steven Spielberg
    editor Carol Littleton
    events extraterrestrial life
    genre adventure drama science fiction
    keywords back to life buck rogers build comic strip drink government agents heal hide horrify imitate john wayne kill load maureen o\'hara morning planetary system principal reese\'s pieces return home sesame street set up shout speak & spell strand the quiet man
    musicBy John Williams
    nomination Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Original Score Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Sound Editing Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing Academy Award for Best Visual Effects Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay BAFTA Award for Best Direction BAFTA Award for Best Editing BAFTA Award for Best Film BAFTA Award for Best Film Music BAFTA Award for Best Makeup and Hair BAFTA Award for Best Sound BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects BAFTA Award for Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles César Award for Best Foreign Film Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film Golden Globe Award for Best Director Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Foreign Language Film National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Film
    productionCompany Amblin Entertainment
    publisher Universal Pictures
    recordedAt Los Angeles
    theme coming-of-age extraterrestrial life science fiction adventure telekinesis