Everyone remembers E.T. and his famous lines like “Be good” and “E.T. phone home.” But did you know that the voice of E.T. was provided by at least 18 different people? It’s true; the majority of his lines were provided by Pat Welsh, an elderly smoker. But additional sounds and lines were provided by director Steven Spielberg, actress Debra Winger, and sound designer Ben Burtt’s sleeping wife when she had a cold. That’s just one of the extra-terrestrial facts featured in the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies!
If you are reading this website, then you grew up watching and loving the sci-fi family classic E.T. the Extraterrestrial. And while Steven Spielberg often receives most of the credit for E.T., it was Melissa Mathison and her beautiful mind that helped create the iconic alien and the world of his friend, Elliott. Mathison sadly passed away today at the age of 65, leaving behind a legacy of screenwriting credits for films you’ve seen and adored.
Today the internet unearthed this little vintage gem: director Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams working together to write the music for 'E.T.' All these guys needed was a piano, some film, and a little magic.
Ready your inner child, readers, because 'E.T. The Extra Terrestrial' is returning to theaters on October 3, just in time for that amazing and long-awaited Blu-ray release on October 9. Stock up on Reese's Pieces because we're about to phone home all over again.
2012 marks the 30th Anniversary of the release of Steven Spielberg's 'E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,' and the hundred year anniversary of Universal Studios. To celebrate this, Universal has been releasing some of their biggest and most important titles on Blu-ray. 'E.T.' will be coming this fall, and now there's a trailer.