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Milhões de pessoas - incluindo homens de ciência e responsáveis porta-vozes de governos - já reportaram o aparecimento de objetos voadores não-identificados; tornando-se cada vez mais evidente em todo o mundo a probabilidade de existência de vida inteligente em algum lugar do universo. São centenas de casos de OVNIs há 30 anos avistados diariamente e oficialmente provados Milhões de pessoas - incluindo homens de ciência e responsáveis porta-vozes de governos - já reportaram o aparecimento de objetos voadores não-identificados; tornando-se cada vez mais evidente em todo o mundo a probabilidade de existência de vida inteligente em algum lugar do universo. São centenas de casos de OVNIs há 30 anos avistados diariamente e oficialmente provados que nos levam à convicção cada vez maior de que não estamos sós no universo. Este livro foi dirigido na tela pelo próprio autor.


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Milhões de pessoas - incluindo homens de ciência e responsáveis porta-vozes de governos - já reportaram o aparecimento de objetos voadores não-identificados; tornando-se cada vez mais evidente em todo o mundo a probabilidade de existência de vida inteligente em algum lugar do universo. São centenas de casos de OVNIs há 30 anos avistados diariamente e oficialmente provados Milhões de pessoas - incluindo homens de ciência e responsáveis porta-vozes de governos - já reportaram o aparecimento de objetos voadores não-identificados; tornando-se cada vez mais evidente em todo o mundo a probabilidade de existência de vida inteligente em algum lugar do universo. São centenas de casos de OVNIs há 30 anos avistados diariamente e oficialmente provados que nos levam à convicção cada vez maior de que não estamos sós no universo. Este livro foi dirigido na tela pelo próprio autor.

30 review for Contatos Imediatos do Terceiro Grau

  1. 4 out of 5

    James Caterino

    “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” was like a quasi-religious out of body experience for me on that Thanksgiving weekend back in 1977. I picked up this book the same weekend thinking it would be impossible to recreate the experience in fictional form. But this novelization—written by the man himself—comes pretty damn close. Of course, it is impossible to capture the visual grandeur and wonder of this trans-formative film, not to mention the soaring dramatic beauty of John William's masterful s “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” was like a quasi-religious out of body experience for me on that Thanksgiving weekend back in 1977. I picked up this book the same weekend thinking it would be impossible to recreate the experience in fictional form. But this novelization—written by the man himself—comes pretty damn close. Of course, it is impossible to capture the visual grandeur and wonder of this trans-formative film, not to mention the soaring dramatic beauty of John William's masterful score. But this suspenseful novelization does a fine job of delivering the essence of the movie into prose form. There is also great supplemental information, backstories, and some great insight into the Roy Neary and Lacombe characters. A well-done adaption of a powerful, classic film. I had always assumed this book (like the "Star Wars" novelization at the time) had been ghost written by Alan Dean Foster or someone of similar stature. But I came across several vintage interviews with Spielberg including one done by Roger Ebert in 1977 that provide evidence it was indeed the bearded one himself who wrote this novel and not a ghost writer. Of course he had no beard back then.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Helen

    Basically like reading the movie. I enjoyed it despite the bad writing, but I don't know that I'd really recommend it to someone.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Zoë

    Whether you’ve seen the film or not, I highly recommend finding a copy in a second hand book shop, or your gran’s attic. As a sci-fi lover myself, I couldn’t put it down. Just a fantastic classic plot, which I can’t find fault in.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Cristina

    Loved the story —just like the film, except for a few details—, hated the Spanish translation. But, well, it's a book from 1978 that I found in my grandparents' house and that you cannot even buy anymore, so who am I to complain.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Saskia (Smitie)

    I didn't see the movie, so I didn't have any reference. The book was a bit boring, but the ending was unexpected.

  6. 5 out of 5

    B. Jay

    A straightforward adaptation of Spielberg's own screenplay for the masterful movie, Steven does little to improve on the original. The format does allow for some leisurely reflection on the UFO / Bermuda Triangle phase America was enamored with in the seventies, which had as much or more to do with the creation and popularity of Close Encounters as that other crazy popular sci-fi movie that came out a year earlier. Reading it in novel form also gives you additional time to wonder at the characte A straightforward adaptation of Spielberg's own screenplay for the masterful movie, Steven does little to improve on the original. The format does allow for some leisurely reflection on the UFO / Bermuda Triangle phase America was enamored with in the seventies, which had as much or more to do with the creation and popularity of Close Encounters as that other crazy popular sci-fi movie that came out a year earlier. Reading it in novel form also gives you additional time to wonder at the character of Roy Neary, himself so enamored of kidnapping aliens that he never really gives his wife or children a second thought as he steps into their spacecraft and leaves earth for possibly the last time. Would the story have caught on if Dryfuss had not made Neary so likable, despite his lunacy? I did enjoy the novel's elaboration on Lacombe and his crew of mysterious federal UFO chasers. Simply knowing a tad bit more about them made them more enjoyable versus confusing. A fine read for Spielberg fans, but not worth slogging through verse pulling up the movie on Netflix.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rita

    DNF at 48% I just couldn't get into the writing style. It's obvious based on what I've read that Steven Spielberg is a fantastic director, but the prose of the novelization just didn't flow right and it made this book a chore for me to read. Descriptive imagery seemed like non sequiturs and I generally wasn't a fan of the lack of non-"bitchy" or weak female characters. I thought that it would be an interesting experience to read this book before I watched the film but clearly, I should always sta DNF at 48% I just couldn't get into the writing style. It's obvious based on what I've read that Steven Spielberg is a fantastic director, but the prose of the novelization just didn't flow right and it made this book a chore for me to read. Descriptive imagery seemed like non sequiturs and I generally wasn't a fan of the lack of non-"bitchy" or weak female characters. I thought that it would be an interesting experience to read this book before I watched the film but clearly, I should always start with the source material first. Oh well, c'est la vie.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Realini

    Close Encounter of the Third Kind, written and directed by Steven Spielberg 8 out of 10 If you are of the opinion that intelligent beings, civilizations might exist on other planets, in far corners of the universe, then the idea of Close Encounters of the Third Kind is not so ridiculous, impossible or both. Nevertheless, there are passages that even for a firm believer in extraterrestrial beings and their haunting of various places on this planet might seem preposterous and badly presented. For thi Close Encounter of the Third Kind, written and directed by Steven Spielberg 8 out of 10 If you are of the opinion that intelligent beings, civilizations might exist on other planets, in far corners of the universe, then the idea of Close Encounters of the Third Kind is not so ridiculous, impossible or both. Nevertheless, there are passages that even for a firm believer in extraterrestrial beings and their haunting of various places on this planet might seem preposterous and badly presented. For this cinephile, the very long, annoying minutes when Roy Neary, the character that comes closest to being the main protagonist, played by Richard Dreyfuss, has an obsession, nightmare or maybe a vision for some. As he had just had one of those Close Encounters, even if his could have been of the Second Kind, for it is hard to draw the line, he is surely affected and the Aliens have had an impact on his mind. Even so, the insistence on the building of a small mountain in his family's living room is for this viewer the anticlimax of the film. Yes, I get that having contact with the other world must be or could be transformational. But to go on and on over this has the opposite effect to the one intended. Repetition is of course an artistic method. Used in literature, art in general. In this motion picture it is annoying and overbearing. The hero sits at table and while his wife and children eat, he begins to pile up his food on the plate. Then he starts making a mole on the table. Again, he has seen something important, a key to the plot. There is no spoiler here, when I say that the extraterrestrials might gather on the mountain that the protagonist replicates in his house. And some time spent on this art work that is a symbol and message would be just fine. There is also the comedy that audiences better equipped with a sense of humor would get here. On the following morning, unhappy with his work in the middle of the living room, Roy Neary is out early, before the rest of the family is "woke" ...to use a fashionable term in the political language of this day. Indeed, spouse and children are startled and wake up when the frantic pater familias destroys the small garden they have. The bushes near the house are uprooted and torn apart by the frenzied, possessed, haunted man. And Richard Dreyfuss knows how to portray this emotion. Which means that a much shorter version of this frantic, overlong scene would have worked much better. Not satisfied with bushes, bricks and earth thrown through the window, in the sink and all over the kitchen, he has to get more. A puzzled, rather amusing neighbor is watching all the uproar while drying her hair with a blow dryer. She tries to protest when the lunatic comes to take away the fences protecting her ducks, floating on a small pond. When she sees the state in which the evidently mad man is, she has another comic moment: "never mind what I said...take them...take them!" Or something similar to that Instead of a few minutes, this orgy of building a damn mole in a room takes half the film... Well, not quite... But it certainly felt like that. We all know from Einstein that time is relative and this was one of those proofs. Eleven minutes (maybe) that seemed to be one hundred. Having insisted too much on this aspect, making the same stupid mistake that I blamed on a young, inexperienced Spielberg- the Sacred Monster of the present-, I must highlight the fact that the movie has had a tremendous impact. It was such a landmark that I remember exactly the circumstances of the first Close Encounter. I saw it at the Gloria cinema, in the district of my childhood and teenage years, with Serban Popescu, a friend at that time and 'comandant de pioneri' in our school. We took a long time to discuss the ending, what does it mean, if we will see 'them' in the future, flaws, but most of the time, the I ingenuity, wondrous moments of a film that I think we both loved... In other words, forget about the criticism, exaggerated and overblown, of the mole building in the house, and consider watching this film, for it has its undisputed attractions. One of them would be that Francois Truffaut, the legendary director is...acting in it, and he has one of the major roles.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mouse

    I saw the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind for the first time about two months ago, and I remember wondering if there was a book (being an avid reader, this is usually a question I always have after watching a movie). After some research, I found that there was a Close Encounters of the Third Kind book. So, I added to my "to be read" list and went on with my life. Earlier this week, I was shelving books at the library when I stumbled upon a copy of the book. I was ecstatic and couldn't w I saw the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind for the first time about two months ago, and I remember wondering if there was a book (being an avid reader, this is usually a question I always have after watching a movie). After some research, I found that there was a Close Encounters of the Third Kind book. So, I added to my "to be read" list and went on with my life. Earlier this week, I was shelving books at the library when I stumbled upon a copy of the book. I was ecstatic and couldn't wait to begin reading it! I did have a slight fear of the book not being as good as the movie, but I was soon comforted by realizing that the book is just like the movie. I was able to re-enter Spielberg's genius mind and follow the characters through this insane notion of "the Third Kind". I'm really pleased at how well-written the novel is and how it felt like reuniting with an old friend and being able to happily reminisce on the good times we shared.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Brian

    5 stars are given to "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" written by Steven Spielberg...basically if you have seen the movie, you have read the book. The publisher was Columbia Pictures so I have to imagine that Spielberg was writing directly from the script, notes, storyboards, etc....and having directed the film doesn't hurt either. It is such a wonderful film that the novel is just as wonderful an experience. There are a few surprises...one or two adult moments...and a short epilogue from Dr. 5 stars are given to "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" written by Steven Spielberg...basically if you have seen the movie, you have read the book. The publisher was Columbia Pictures so I have to imagine that Spielberg was writing directly from the script, notes, storyboards, etc....and having directed the film doesn't hurt either. It is such a wonderful film that the novel is just as wonderful an experience. There are a few surprises...one or two adult moments...and a short epilogue from Dr. T. Allen Hynek, Director, Center for UFO Studies which is interesting just by itself. Great novel...greater film...enjoy them both this Halloween season!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Nathan Mayer

    Excellent but only because the book follows the movie exactly. My rating is more for the movie than the book. Often, books deviate from their on-screen translations, but this was practically word for word the movie. I've loved the movie since I was a little kid and found the book, excitedly thinking it might be different from the movie. Nope. Exactly the same. But that's ok because it's still a great story that I thoroughly enjoyed reading and, once I was finished, it made me want to watch the m Excellent but only because the book follows the movie exactly. My rating is more for the movie than the book. Often, books deviate from their on-screen translations, but this was practically word for word the movie. I've loved the movie since I was a little kid and found the book, excitedly thinking it might be different from the movie. Nope. Exactly the same. But that's ok because it's still a great story that I thoroughly enjoyed reading and, once I was finished, it made me want to watch the movie again, which I plan to do tonight.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jason W.

    I'll be honest. I haven't seen the movie in quite some time. After reading the novelization of it, I'm definitely going to watch it again. The story was even better than I remember it! Also, reading a story based in the late seventies was a treat with some of the references in the book. I would highly recommend this book if you enjoyed the movie!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Freesiab (Bookish Review)

    I’m not sure if the book came before or after the film but if you liked the movie you’ll enjoy the book. They are pretty much the same. It was well written, very tense and exciting. It did seem to miss the awe of the movie though. Still a fun and easy #scifi read when you need a fix.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kerry

    This book was surprisingly good. I saw the movie years ago, even bought the book at a garage sale, but never took the time to read it because I didn't like the movie. I'm glad I finally decided to read some of my old, unread books. This was much much better than the movie to me.

  15. 5 out of 5

    David Luna

    Having never seen the movie I had no idea what I was getting into! This book explores humans and their first interaction with terrestrial life and how one experience can bring multiple people together!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Bethany Jacobs LibraryOfBeth

    I can’t believe I haven’t seen this movie, so it was fun to have a chance to read the book first, even if it was written after the movie. This book is basically Spielberg writing out the movie moment for moment. Can’t wait to go watch the movie now:).

  17. 4 out of 5

    Wouter van Halen

    The book is a nice expansion to the movie, to read about the thoughts the characters were having during some of the more intense moments. I'm not sure if the book would work as well as a stand alone novel, but for fans of the movie it's a fun read.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    writing was a little off but the story moved just fine. hated the ending. wanted more.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sean Harding

    Whilst it may be a good movie, it does not mean it is a good book. It felt very stilted and it did not flow., pretty ordinary and without the movie forgettable.

  20. 4 out of 5

    David Meyer

    Not the greatest writing ever, but it's a fun story.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Colin

    While not a fan of the movie, I thought that maybe the book would be more interesting... I was wrong.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Angelica

    Recommended by my father, so of course I gave it a try. Even though Science Fiction isn't usually my cup of tea, it was a pretty okay read.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Marcia Chocinsky

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Basically the book is a successful recreation of the movie. I happened to spot it at a library book sale and thought it would be fun to read. It was. Although usually you expect the book to provide details far beyond the movie and I prefer reading the book first. This book dutifully recreated the movie which is probably the correct thing to do since the movie was already a big success. I enjoyed the book. Although the last sentence seems to imply the end of our world - "Jillian took one last pic Basically the book is a successful recreation of the movie. I happened to spot it at a library book sale and thought it would be fun to read. It was. Although usually you expect the book to provide details far beyond the movie and I prefer reading the book first. This book dutifully recreated the movie which is probably the correct thing to do since the movie was already a big success. I enjoyed the book. Although the last sentence seems to imply the end of our world - "Jillian took one last picture of it all, the last of the most important pictures in the history of the world." In the movie I assumed this story was just beginning. Comments please.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Carol Colfer

    This famous book I found in a collection of free books from our nice used bookstore that closed a few months ago. Given the fame of the movie (which I also saw, years ago), I expected a better read than I got. For the first 1/3 I was just about to stop reading. It wasn't at all clear what was going on (to me---though given that I'd seen the movie, I had some idea). However, after that, the story got much more engrossing. By the end, I was quite interested. So...I can't give it rave reviews, but This famous book I found in a collection of free books from our nice used bookstore that closed a few months ago. Given the fame of the movie (which I also saw, years ago), I expected a better read than I got. For the first 1/3 I was just about to stop reading. It wasn't at all clear what was going on (to me---though given that I'd seen the movie, I had some idea). However, after that, the story got much more engrossing. By the end, I was quite interested. So...I can't give it rave reviews, but it was perfect for reading while waiting in an airport, which is exactly what I was doing for the second half!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Joe Noir

    A pretty good novelization of the movie. Possibly not by Spielberg himself (Alan Dean Foster, perhaps?). This plot is sort of like that of all three movie versions combined, with a couple of additional scenes. In 1980, When the "Special Edition" of the film was released, a "Special Edition" of this book was also released. It's okay, it's entertaining, and an easy fast read, but really not different from the classic landmark film in any appreciable way. Most of the scenes are best appreciated unf A pretty good novelization of the movie. Possibly not by Spielberg himself (Alan Dean Foster, perhaps?). This plot is sort of like that of all three movie versions combined, with a couple of additional scenes. In 1980, When the "Special Edition" of the film was released, a "Special Edition" of this book was also released. It's okay, it's entertaining, and an easy fast read, but really not different from the classic landmark film in any appreciable way. Most of the scenes are best appreciated unfolding on the big screen. At the time of it's initial release, this was "a novel" by Steven Speilberg, and no mention was ever made of the word "novelization".

  26. 4 out of 5

    Alex Allred

    Let me be clear: the movie is fantastic. The book, however, is almost a word-for-word reproduction of the script. In fact, I would not be surprised at all to learn that some ghost writer of middling talent converted the screenplay into novel form. The book does absolutely nothing to expand on the film, nor is the writing particularly inspired or vivid. Most of the time the book is better than the film. This is the exception. Just watch the film and enjoy the good acting and fantastic special eff Let me be clear: the movie is fantastic. The book, however, is almost a word-for-word reproduction of the script. In fact, I would not be surprised at all to learn that some ghost writer of middling talent converted the screenplay into novel form. The book does absolutely nothing to expand on the film, nor is the writing particularly inspired or vivid. Most of the time the book is better than the film. This is the exception. Just watch the film and enjoy the good acting and fantastic special effects.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Hobbes

    This is the novelization of one of my favorite movies. I rather like novelizations, I like getting that little bit of extra insight about characters and stories. This one however, followed the movie exactly, with no extras. Honestly, I would rather watch the movie, the amazing visuals and music are a large part of what I love in the movie, and the descriptions of the scenes pales in comparison to seeing them.

  28. 4 out of 5

    AlltheThings

    There is a certain point in time where a story supersedes the mechanics. Spielberg is good for a story, and while the read was fast, it was very much like reading a screenplay. Everything was very simplistic and matter-of-fact. If I had not seen the movie (in an outdoor theater on a cold and windy night), I doubt I would have stuck with reading the book. The nostalgia brought back from my movie experience definitely lent credit and rigor to my slog through the narrative.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Maria

    I can see why Spielberg is in the movies. This book is one case where the movie is better, mostly because the narrative was simply what happened and didn't express the characters thoughts or feelings as well as they could be expressed in the medium of movies. It was still good though, probably a 2 star more because of my expectations being high. If I had known nothing about this book it would have been maybe a 3 star, a good story but it could have been told better.

  30. 5 out of 5

    James Cardona

    Based upon the movie, this book is basically a telling of what happened in the movie with little more added. I don't see what the point was here. When we read books we're looking for something more, the inner voice of the characters, the internal struggle that can't been seen on screen. There's little of that here. Although the movie was great and the book then is pretty good, I'd suggest just watching the movie.

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