The film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial more famous and known as just E.T. is a 1982 science fiction film co-produced and directed by famous director Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison and starring Henry Thomas, Robert MacNaughton, Dee Wallace,Peter Coyote and Drew Barrymore . It tells the amazing story of Elliott played by Henry Thomas, a lonely boy who befriends a friendly alien or extraterrestrial, dubbed as E.T., who is stranded on here in planet Earth. Elliott and his brother and sister help the extraterrestrial return home while attempting to keep it discrete and hidden from their mother and even the government.
The basis and concept for E.T. was an imaginary friend Spielberg created after his parents’ separated and divorce in 1960. In 1980, Spielberg met writer Mathison and developed a new and amazing story from the stalled science fiction/horror film project Night Skies. The film was shot from September until December 1981 in California on a budget of US$10.5 million. Unlike most movies or motion pictures, the film was shot in roughly in chronological order, to facilitate convincing emotional acting and performances from the young cast.
Produced and Released by Universal Pictures, E.T. was a blockbuster, surpassing the film Star Wars to become the most financially successful film released to that pt. Critics acclaimed it as a timeless story of courage and friendship, and it ranks as the greatest science fiction film ever made. The film was re-released in 1985, and then released again in 2002 with altered special effects and additional cut scenes.