“Conscious Filmmaker”® Classic Movie Clip of the Week – E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

Posted: November 15, 2011 in Conscious Didacticism, Movie Clip of the Week

Definition of a “Conscious Filmmaker”
An artist with the aware intent to create motion pictures imbued with an enlightened purpose.  

SPOILER ALERT!  IF YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN E.T.:  THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, I IMPLORE YOU TO VIEW IT FIRST BEFORE READING THE FOLLOWING.  IF YOU CHOOSE TO CONTINUE READING, YOU WILL SEVERELY COMPROMISE A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE.

Because I am often asked what constitutes a Conscious Filmmaker and what are examples of great films that meet such criteria, I decided to start a new feature.  I call it the “Conscious Filmmaker” Classic Movie Clip of the Week.

I will begin our first week with one of the greatest, most beloved films made in the last generation, Steven Spielberg’s E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial.  It is truly one of my top ten favorite motion pictures.

The scene I chose to demonstrate is not the first one that comes to mind when this movie is discussed.  Typically, most people’s minds jump to the ending sequence, with Elliot and E.T. embracing, as the scene further builds with John Williams’ soaring orchestral score.  The genius of his music serves as an uncredited character within the film itself; and in the grand ending that theme almost seems to single-handedly propel E.T.’s spacecraft back to his starry home.

However, from a storyline perspective that classic finale could never have occurred without the scene below, which constitutes the great turning point in the film.   This foundational scene – that demonstrates the transformational theme of the power of love, connection and friendship, which leads to the “resurrection” of Elliot’s cosmic friend – will always remain timeless.  Few movies can awaken the inner child within us like E.T.

It is a miraculous piece of conscious cinematic storytelling.

© – David Christopher Loya – Bojorquez
http://www.imdb.me/consciousfilmmaker

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial is the copyright of its respective owners and used here for informational purposes only.

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