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Close Encounters of the Third Kind Scene 35

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Scene 35

Scene 35

  • A chaplain says a prayer for a group of people dressed like astronauts. As they file out of the building, we see Roy among them dressed in their spacefaring finest. He looks a little out of place. But happy.
  • The astronauts line up, and group of aliens pick Roy out of the line and gently guide him to the ship. John Williams sneaks "When You Wish Upon a Star" into the musical score here.
  • Roy looks back and gives Lacombe, Jillian, and Barry a beatific smile before boarding the mother ship.
  • We knew there was something special about him.

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