86 mins In 1977, just when you thought it was safe to go back into the local cinema, Steven Spielberg brought another tale of wonder and terror. But now the beings attacking the young small-town boy come not from below but from above, as the people of Earth are about to have Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Starring Richard Dreyfuss as a man who's life is changed by a single encounter with a flying saucer, this film has become part of our American cultural lexicon and cemented Spielberg's status as an A-list Hollywood director. Now in Now Playing's first installment looking at Spielberg's three films focusing on alien life, Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie watch and review Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Are the hosts enraptured by the sight of Spielberg's saucer? DONATE AND FIND OUT! NOTE: You can donate and get this episode individually, or you can subscribe for 12 months to access all our bonus shows. Every dollar you donate goes to make this show the best it can be. Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy the podcast!