"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" Diary

"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" Diary


By (author) Bob Balaban, Introduction by Steven Spielberg

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  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 224mm x 15mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2003
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 184023430X
  • ISBN 13: 9781840234305
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: b&w illustrations, 8pp colour section
  • Sales rank: 633,758

Product description

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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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.

Review quote

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