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Academy Reconnects with E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Written by Diana Saenger   

etflying200.jpgE.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is phoning home again, 25 years later. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen Steven Spielberg's depiction of the heartbreaking, hopeful encounter between a diminutive alien visitor and two distinct groups of human beings, adults and children, on Thursday, November 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Several members of the film's cast and crew will participate in a panel discussion after the anniversary screening.

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Drew Barrymore & ET

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial explores the intense relationship between E.T. and the young Elliott (Henry Thomas), in contrast with scientists' relentless pursuit of the alien. The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards and won four: Music - Original Score (John Williams), Sound (Robert Knudson, Robert Glass, Don Digirolamo, Gene Cantamessa), Sound Effects Editing (Charles L. Campbell, Ben Burtt) and Visual Effects (Carlo Rambaldi, Dennis Muren, Kenneth F. Smith). It also received nominations for Best Picture (Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, producers), Cinematography (Allen Daviau), Directing (Spielberg), Film Editing (Carol Littleton) and Writing - Screenplay written directly for the screen (Melissa Mathison).

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Henry Thomas & ET

Tickets to the Academy's 25th anniversary screening of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members. Tickets may be purchased online at http://www.oscars.org/ until noon PDT on the day of the event. There are no minimum order requirements and no transaction or processing fees. Tickets may also be purchased by mail or in person at the Academy box office during regular business hours.

et200.jpgDoors will open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved. The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For additional information, call (310) 247-3600.

Photos courtesy of the Margaret Herrick Library

 

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