Close Encounters of the Third Kind BANISHED to Area 51 by Chris Woolsey Episode 217 GTSC podcast

1h 24m | Jan 7, 2024

Star Wars, Star Trek, 2001 A Space Odyssey arere probably the most influential science fiction films of all time. Chris Woolsey from Crackle returns to take on arguably THE most influential, iconic, and copied sci-film of all time, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Richard Dreyfus stars as one of the worst movie parents/spouses who's more interested in throwing flower pots through windows and making mountains out of mashed potatoes. Chris explains how Steven Spielberg made a truly uninteresting, boring film that's beloved by alien nerds and why this movie is iconic only for the 5 notes.

Spielberg lover Kevin Gootee invited fellow fanboy Kevin Israel back for another round of, "Is this Gutter's argument foolish or are they making sense?" The boys also discuss the list of Spielberg hits and misses as well as how many alien encounters there can be.

Lastly, make SURE you stay for the announcement at the end of the episode, it's a doozy!

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🎙️ Title: Decoding the Spielberg Legacy: Is "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" Overrated?

Welcome back to "Gutting the Sacred Cow," the podcast where no cinematic sacred cow is safe from our comedic scalpel! Today, we're reaching for the stars to explore the iconic sci-fi masterpiece, "Close Encounters of the Third Kind." But is this Spielberg classic truly out of this world, or is it time to demystify the hype?

🔍 Episode Highlights:

  • 🛸 Alien Abduction of Praise: We lift the curtain on "Close Encounters" and examine whether the film's reputation as a sci-fi classic is deserved. Could the awe-inspiring moments be masking potential overrated pitfalls?
  • 😂 Comedic Probe: Join our team of comedians as they embark on a laughter-filled exploration, dissecting the tropes, clichés, and unexpected quirks of "Close Encounters." Brace yourself for some out-of-this-world roasting!
  • 🎬 Behind-the-Camera Intrigue: Unearth the secrets behind Spielberg's directorial choices, production challenges, and industry influences that could play a part in the film's perceived overrated status.
  • 🤔 Listener Extraterrestrial Inquiries: We open the airwaves to our listeners! Hear what our audience has to say about "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and whether they believe it's a space-age masterpiece or a product of overrated hype.

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind BANISHED to Area 51 by Chris Woolsey Episode 217 GTSC podcast

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