Top 3 Close Encounters Movie Details

While searching the internet for Close Encounters movie facts, I found some interesting little known details. Obscure enough that most people could miss it, I want to make you a favor by creating ordered lists with the most intriguing hidden details.

Most of them are not blatantly obvious to be observed at first sight, so take your time and read carefully. We have extensive definitions that accurately explain any behind the scene meaning or famous dialogues.

Special effects designer Carlo Rambaldi based the alien's face/smile in Close Encounters (1977) on the face/smile of Carey Guffey, who played Barry in the film. (Source: Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Ultimate Visual History by Michael Klastorin.)
Special effects designer Carlo Rambaldi based the alien's face/smile in Close Encounters (1977) on the face/smile of Carey Guffey, who played Barry in the film. (Source: Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Ultimate Visual History by Michael Klastorin.)

Trivia

I have collected all the famous movie trivia questions with answers from Reddit and other sources. They can be very useful in quizzes or games, or simply to learn more information. Most of the fun Close Encounters details are suitable for kids.

  1. John Williams began working on the 5-tone sequence a year before shooting began. Ultimately there were 350 variations of the sequence, Williams and Spielberg eventually decided on the one that was used after listening to each variation one at a time

Easter Eggs

Finding Easter Eggs in movies is one of my favorite hobbies. Hidden objects, characters, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - J. Allen Hynek makes a brief cameo towards the end. Hynek worked for the governments official UFO investigation program Project Blue Book and came up with the Close Encounter scale which the movie got its name from.
    J. Allen Hynek makes a brief cameo towards the end. Hynek worked for the governments official UFO investigation program Project Blue Book and came up with the Close Encounter scale which the movie got its name from.

I am pretty sure that you've watched Close Encounters, maybe in a theater near you or on the small screen, but probably not many of the small details have taken your attention. Most of the previous facts are hidden for some reason, but still, there is plenty of randomly forgetten stuff that makes the movie unique and interesting. The more you know, the more fascinated you'll be about Close Encounters and will watch it online, download or stream it again and again.