"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" Diary

"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" Diary

By (author) Bob Balaban , Introduction by Steven Spielberg


You save US$4.96

Free delivery worldwide

Dispatched in 2 business days

When will my order arrive?

Since all journalists and writers were barred from the shooting of the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind", actor Bob Balaban's diary is a rare on-the-spot account of the making of Steven Spielberg's classic sci-fi film. This is a "making of" book written from an actor's-eye view, and Balaban (who played Laughlin inthe film, opposite Francois Truffaut as Lacombe) provides a detailed account of Steven Spielberg at work, as well as a portrait of the late Truffaut.

show more
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 15.24mm | 204.12g
  • 01 Apr 2003
  • Titan Books Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • b&w illustrations, 8pp colour section
  • 184023430X
  • 9781840234305
  • 691,267

Other books in this category

Author Information

Bob Balaban is an actor and producer. His many film appearances include Altered States, 2010, Deconstructing Harry, Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show and a recurring role on TV's Seinfeld. He will appear in the forthcoming Jim Carrey movie The Majestic, and in Robert Altman's Gosford Park, for which he also acted as a producer. Balaban also directed the cult comedy horror film Parents.

show more

Review quote

"I Loved It. I Wish I Had Written This Book Myself!" - Richard Dreyfuss, Close Encounters of the Third Kind Star

show more