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"Close Encounters Of The Third Kind" is a film that lingers on the retina of the mind like the image of a light stared at before the eyes are closed. And the reason is that it offers, in addition to great technical skill and great cinematic excitement, a view, and a view, moreover, of great richness and plausibility.
He was brought up in north London at his grandparents' home. They had come from Russia to escape Tsarist persecution at the turn of the century. When he was three, his parents separated, his Lithuanian-born father going to South Africa to seek his fortune.