Review of Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Moving picture, 138 minutes

I like this film mainly for the religious obsession of its UFO pilgrims. I don’t know whether this has anything to do with Christian legends of Simeon, a marginal character in Luke (ca. 80–110 CE), who goes to a temple by magical inspiration and finds the baby Jesus there.

References here: “The Search: Part 1” (1994), Super 8 (2011), Arrival (2016), Story of Science Fiction (2018).

moving picture fiction