All those who are familiar with this movie please tell me how was the character created using what because at that time in 1982 it was not possible to create such a live character walking,talking etc with computers,so how was it created ?
I those days they used to build live dolls or electrically powered movement doll, to portray a character. They also used to make costumes for actors to wear while portraying a specific character or alien-like creature.
I guess they used to create it similar to the techniques used to create and film Alf, costumes, hand puppeteers, movement dolls, and people.
I also read somewhere that there were three types of the E.T. creature, one was controlled mechanically by more than ten men. The other one was radio-controlled, it was used for close-ups, designed with full facial expressions. The third one was the suit mentioned in the quote. There was more than one version of each.