"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" Diary
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"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" Diary

By (author) Bob Balaban , Introduction by Steven Spielberg

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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.

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  • 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

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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.

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Review quote

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

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