Oscar Countdown: ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’

by | February 12, 2011 at 8:00 AM | The Movies, TV News

Close_Encounters_300x300Editor’s note: It’s Day 15 in our 30-day “Countdown to Oscar,” where we’ll feature a different Oscar-winning movie that you can watch online right here at xfinitytv.com.

Steven Spielberg’s 1977 science fiction masterpiece “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” won the Oscar for Best Cinematography and the Special Achievement Award for sound editing from the Academy. Its breathtaking imagery set the stage for the look of sci-fi films to come, pushed motion control photography forward and ignited conspiracy theorists’ obsession with alien abduction.

Though they look other worldly, those tiny aliens with the big heads that we all know and love were played by local girls from Mobile, Alabama.

You can watch this Oscar-winning classic online right now.

To see more films in our “Countdown to Oscar,” click here.