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Episode 047: Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Seymour: an Introduction

Updated: May 4, 2021

Steven Spielberg's masterpiece Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a deeply personal film - it's one of the few screenplays he wrote himself, and debuts what would become his signature - broken families coming face-to-face with magical wonders. But when James Lipton asked how Spielberg's parents' jobs (a computer technician and a piano teacher) influenced the writing of the script… the director was dumbstruck - this obvious relationship had never occurred to him. How much of our work as artists is this unconscious? Join us as we look at this and more through the lens of another brilliant film: Ethan Hawke's brilliant art documentary, Seymour: an Introduction!

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