ET: The Extra-Terrestrial

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ET model from 1982 film expected to fetch $3m at auction
Mechanical model to go on sale in auction that also includes items from Harry Potter films

Jamie Grierson

01, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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From satanic panic to billion-dollar business: how Dungeons & Dragons conquered the world
A role-playing game born half a century ago in a Wisconsin basement has spawned an empire spanning film, TV and YouTube. How did it leave its mark on Stranger Things, ET and everyone from Stephen King to Elon Musk?

Stuart Jeffries

29, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Thinking the unthinkable: is Hollywood really going to make a sequel to ET?
Comments this week from Henry Thomas, who played Elliott in the 1982 hit, indicated that ET, wherever he is, just might be getting a call …

Ben Child

01, Jul, 2022 @10:49 AM

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Where the heart is: the music, film and more about feeling homesick
From vintage Spielberg to some affecting Adele, there’s no place like those evoked by our critics’ recommendations

Miriam Gillinson, Sam Jordison, Danny Leigh, Jason Okundaye and Jenessa Williams

13, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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ET the Extra-Terrestrial at 40: Spielberg’s sci-fi smash remains a wonder
The director’s lauded 1982 hit is a film about childhood empathy –four decades later, it’s still one of his most complete experiences

Scott Tobias

11, Jun, 2022 @6:05 AM

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ET go home: why Spielberg’s alien shouldn’t be flogging wifi
‘The audience is going to get everything they want out of a sequel without the messy bits,’ say bosses, as they casually destroy your childhood memories to sell a cable TV and internet subscription

Ryan Gilbey

02, Dec, 2019 @12:07 PM

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'I didn't sleep well for months': the films that terrified our writers as kids
For Halloween, Guardian writers discuss their most horrifying childhood cinematic experiences, from Arachnophobia to Freddy vs Jason

Pamela Hutchinson, Peter Bradshaw, André Wheeler, Benjamin Lee, Gretchen Smail, Andrew Pulver, Gwilym Mumford, Charles Bramesco, Catherine Shoard and Adrian Horton

31, Oct, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Mark Kermode chooses 25 of the best films for children
From early animation to foreign-language gems via all-time classics, a range of movies to whet budding cinematic appetites

Mark Kermode

21, Jul, 2019 @7:00 AM

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From the archive: the world according to Spielberg as ET is launched, 1982
Martin Amis interviews the director – and is grief-stricken by the film

Chris Hall

28, Apr, 2019 @4:59 AM

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ET: the alien who reminded me why I fell in love with America | Emma Brockes
My fondness for my adopted home was wearing very thin. Then this American fairytale came to the rescue, says the Guardian columnist Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes

20, Apr, 2018 @12:42 PM

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From Tomb Raider to A Wrinkle in Time: why Hollywood has daddy issues
Whether it’s a traumatic childhood that spurs on a hero or the drive for adventure, the trope of the absent father has long been a catalyst for cinema

Steve Rose

19, Mar, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Hello? ET? Just wait until you see the phone bill… | Barbara Ellen
$100m spent and still there is no sign of extraterrestrials

Barbara Ellen

22, Apr, 2017 @11:08 PM

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