Questions tagged [close-encounters-of-the-third-kind]

For questions about Close Encounters of the Third Kind, a science fiction film written and directed by Steven Spielberg. It was released in 1977.

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Was Roy the only human to board the ship?

At the end of Close Encounters OTTK, Roy Neary gets recruited last-minute into the group of red-suited volunteers that are supposed to go with the aliens. When they approach the ship they line up ...
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Why did the aliens choose Roy Neary?

In the classic SciFi movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) the aliens picked an everyman Roy Neary over all the government hand picked individuals. Has it ever been revealed why they picked ...
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In “Close Encounters”, what happened to the tall alien?

I've watched this movie hundreds of times and for decades this has always bothered me. When the tall alien comes out, he raises his hands, everything is cool, and then he disappears. There's nothing ...
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What is the point of the hand signals in “Close Encounters”?

In "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", the aliens communicate with a sequence of 5 musical notes. Lacombe, the UFO expert, is shown in a conference room showing a sequence of hand signals ...