Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: The Ultimate Visual History

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Celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind with this fully authorized behind-the-scenes book exploring the creation, production, and legacy of this iconic film.

Created in conjunction with Sony Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Visual History details the complete creative journey behind the making of the film and examines its cultural impact.

Featuring rare and never-before-seen imagery from the archives, the book brings together a stunning collection of on-set photography, concept art, storyboards, and more to create a visual narrative of the film’s journey to the big screen. It also features a wealth of insightful commentary from every key player involved in the film, from the acclaimed director himself to the film’s stars and the key department heads who brought Spielberg’s vision to life.

Special inserts and interactive elements include script pages, call lists, concept sketches, and more. Comprehensive, compelling, and filled with unseen treasures, Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Ultimate Visual History is a fitting tribute to one of history’s most iconic films.


Michael Klastorin is the author of Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History, the official history of the Back to the Future franchise. Klastorin has served as a production (unit) publicist on over fifty feature films, including such diverse titles as Swamp Thing, Witness, Lethal Weapon 2, The People vs. Larry Flynt, Office Space, Zombieland, Easy A, Cooties, and Back to the Future II and III, among many others. He remained a part of the BTTF family, with an onscreen appearance in Back to the Future: The Ride, and also wrote two episodes of Back to the Future: The Animated Series with his brother, Mark. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Michael now lives in Los Angeles.

Pub Date: 2017
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
Size: 10.00 x 11.00 inches

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