In the film Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the French scientist character Claude LaCombe (François Truffaut) was based on my friend Jacques Vallée. Whenever I see the movie, which is one of my favorites of all time, I get a kick out of LaCombe insisting to the military man that the UFO phenomenon "is an event sociologique!" That's totally Jacques speaking. Jacques just pointed me to this deleted scene from Close Encounters that I didn't know existed. It shows an alternate first meeting between LaCombe and his translator David Laughlin (Bob Balaban). As Jacques says, the scene really gets at the emotionality of the story that Spielberg was trying to achieve along with telling a great weird tale.
Anyone that's deeply enamored with the genre knows that almost every variant of the Western is awesome. From the classic Wayne and Ford films to modern incarnations like Hell or High Water, the Western genre rarely disappoints. However, there's just something special about Spaghetti Westerns. Whereas American Westerns in the late 60s and early 70s hadn't… READ THE REST
Tenoch Huerta's Namor was all kinds of fantastic in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Despite the film being loaded with tons of star power, including a career-high performance from Angela Basset, Huerta's turn as Bill Everett's classic Timely comics turned Marvel comics anti-hero was undoubtedly the most scene-stealing performance in the entire movie. In addition to Huerta's… READ THE REST
Disney's knack for making adorable anthropomorphic cartoon characters is virtually unmatched. By exaggerating key features, such as the eyes, Disney's talking animals can tug on one's heartstrings like a drunk harpist in an earthquake. There is a litany of characters that embody this practice, but few do it as poignantly as Bambi. Depending on your… READ THE REST
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