Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Steven Spielberg has been making movies about aliens visiting Earth for a very long time. Before War of the Worlds, before E.T., before Close Encounters even, there was Firelight. Shot in 1964, when Spielberg was but a lad of 17, Firelight featured a cast composed largely of Spielberg's high school classmates. (His sister Nancy also had a leading role.) According to Spielberg, the film earned exactly one dollar in profit! Much of the film is lost today, but you can see one of the surviving fragments here.
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