|Screenwriter: MELISSA MATHISON|
|Creature Creator: CARLO RAMBALDI|
|(left) PETER COYOTE (right) DEE WALLACE|
|(left) JOHN WILLIAMS with STEVEN SPIELBERG|
THE AFTER-MATH: E.T. IS A HIT!: Words cannot describe the out- pour of E.T. after its release. Everyone wanted a piece of E.T. memorabilia and every known studio, merchandising network and product were all too quick to please the high demands!
E.T.'s likeness was plastered on everything from his own cereal, lunchboxes, underwear, t- shirts, posters, toothbrushes, trading cards, Christmas ornaments, coloring books, candy, action figures, plush dolls and paperback novels... just to name a few items!
Two very ambitious and entertaining projects came from musicians that were 'touched' by E.T.'s magic, child- like qualities and the positive presentation of friendship. One was a long- playing album that told the story of E.T.'s adventures on Earth... it was read by none other than the 'child' superstar himself, Michael Jackson!
The other was a reflection of emotions projected from the film that inspired singer/ songwriter Neil Diamond to write a hit song entitled "Heartlight." The song talks about the development of friendship, not leaving and even flying over the moon!
|13 YEAR- OLD JER WITH E.T.!!!|
|(left) Original scene with rifle (right) 2002 version with walkie- talkie animated it|