Wednesday, April 6, 2011

E is for E.T

As part of the A-Z Blogging Challenge I'm trying to work my way through the 80s one letter at a time and when it came to the letter E I just had to go with E.T.   Who didn't fall in love with that gorgeous little alien - 'ET call home' was a catch cry for a generation of kids.   The movie also introduced movie goers to Drew Barrymore - the cute girl that would grow  up to be a well respected actress, producer and director.

ET was an acronym (the 80s as a decade loved using acronyms) for extra-terrestial and was directed by Steven Spielberg who was responsible for many of the eighties hit movies such as Indiana Jones, Poltergeist, Gremlins, Back to the Future, The Color Purple and Empire of the Sun to name just a few.   He was also Drew Barrymore's godfather, but whether or not that helped her land the role of Gertie we'll never know.   What we do know is that she stole the show as Elliot's little (annoying) sister.

ET touched us all and I can still remember going to the movies with my best friend at the time and she was bawling her eyes out when ET got sick.   I think the reason it had a powerful effect on a number of people is that we all realized deep down that if we did discover an alien then a government task force would want to take it away for testing and keep everything a secret.

You can enjoy watching ET again one DVD, or even introduce it to younger members of your family.   The bond that develops between ET and Elliot is something that is special and makes ET a great family movie.

Did you enjoy watching ET when you were younger?

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