Tuesday, April 7, 2009
I'll... be... right... here.
What can be said about this movie that has not been said already???
I had fond memories of having seen "E.T." at the theaters when it originally came out in 1982. I had 14 years old.
E.T. is a beautifully crafted piece of work. In an age before the total eclipse of special effects, Spielberg brings a magical story to life via the camera. The lightning, the score, the cast are all pure magic.
It was surprising I could not found any good filming locations videos and photos for this classic movie seen by billions of people. This is fixed now :)
Elliot's House (7121 Lonzo Street, Tujunga, Los Angeles, California):
Michael: Did you explain school to him? Elliot: How do you explain school to higher intelligence?
Michael: Maybe he's not that smart. Maybe he's like a worker bee who only knows how to push buttons or something.
Elliot: [knowingly] He's so smart.
Michael: Okay, I just hope we don't wake up on Mars or something surrounded by millions of these little squashy guys.
"Keys" searching for E.T,Elliot biking, BMX bike flying (hills of Porter Ranch)
The main street you can see (Ref#3) when "keys" is searching for E.T is Reseda Blvd.
Spielberg put his camera here for most of the final flying scene shots.
The Bus stop (19230 Vista Grande Way):
Tyler: [sarcastically] Hey, Elliott, where's your goblin?
Michael: Shut up.
Steve: Did he come back?
Halloween street (18902 Granada Cir):
Gertie: What are you going as on Halloween? I'm going as a cowgirl
Elliot: [Elliot is upset because nobody believes him]
Elliot: [glumly] So what else is new?
Michael: [to Elliott] Why don't you go as a goblin?
Elliot: [flatly] Shut up.
The playground (18848 Muirkirk Dr):
Michael: Where's the playground?
Elliot: It's near the preschool! Michael: Where's that?
Elliot: I don't know streets! Mom always drives me!
Michael: Son of a bitch.
Elliot: He's a man from outer space and we're taking him to his spaceship.
Greg: Well, can't he just beam up?
Elliot: This is *reality*, Greg.
The Van escape (Killimore Ave / Granada Cir):
Michael's escape - street (Killimore Ave / Viking Ave)
Michael's escape: the back alley (behind 19064 Rinaldi St)
BMX bike chase - street 1 (11876 Killimore Ave and other side )
BMX bike chase - street 2 (Beaufait/Eddleston)
BMX bike chase - street 3 (11952 Beaufait Ave)
BMX bike chase - street 4 (11904 Eddleston Dr)
BMX's chase - Jumping on car roof (Aliso canyon park)
Flying bike street (10876 White Oak Ave)
Tyler: We made it! Oh shit!