Thursday, July 3, 2008

Cinema Memoir #1

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
(April 11th, 1982)

This was my very first big screen experience. I was only 2 years old at the time so I don't remember much, but I do remember watching it at a drive-in, and my older brother crying when E.T. died. (Sorry for the 26 year old spoiler)

E.T. didn't get a video release until 1988. Six years is a long time for a kid to wait. Fortunately my uncle had a bootleg copy that I'd watch every time we visited.

Today E.T. remains one of my all time favorite movies. I can't imagine a better first big screen experience.

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1 comment:

Glenn said...

Yeah, remember when they used to wait several years for a video release? Not no more.