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Some mention should be made of Julia Phillips' claim in "You'll Never Eat Lunch in this Town Again" that Spielberg had her strong arm the other writers not to seek WGA-mandated credits on the film because he wanted sole credit. And to this day, he has never had a single credit on one of his films again. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 01:54, 12 February 2015 (UTC)
Please add to the list references that can be used for the film article.
Booker, M. Keith (2006). "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". Alternate Americas: Science Fiction Film and American Culture. Praeger. pp. 125–140. ISBN0275983951.
Telotte, J. P. (2001). "The Science Fiction Film as Marvelous Text: Close Encounters of the Third Kind". Science Fiction Film. Genres in American Cinema. Cambridge University Press. pp. 142–160. ISBN0521596475.
I fixed the music section some. It seems to have been written by a person who does not know English very well. I certainly appreciate their good attempt! I also added some detail of a very slight musical technical nature to that section. I think it can be expanded on enormously!Gingermint (talk) 22:46, 29 October 2010 (UTC)
I haven't checked its writing style yet, but I do want to suggest that we move the section on the soundtrack to its own article, as its highly notable and is not the film. the material on the famous 5 notes could go in either or both articles, as its directly relevant to the film. I see this a lot, where a film article includes the album, book source, play source, etc, when those entities often are notable in their own right.Mercurywoodrose (talk) 17:19, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
The section has been rewritten in 2011 (since Gingermint wrote his/her message above) and so the "writing style" is no longer an issue. With regards to giving the music section its own article, I'm not sure that it warrants it because the section covers it fairly well without being too long. If people feel that it appears too long, then I would suggest using the hide/show functions for the track listings of the different album releases to make the section more compact. I think a soundtrack album for a film is different than a stage play or novel that later became a film because they are truly separate works (though a mere novelisation of a film would not warrant a separate article). I can understand a separate article for the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack album (due to its cultural significance alone) but the Close Encounters soundtrack isn't quite as notable or prominent. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 09:22, 13 November 2011 (UTC)
I'm reading a great book that includes essays from 1977 to 1997, it was a column written for Skeptical Inquirer magazine called "Psychic Vibrations" by Robert Sheaffer. I'm fascinated at how much the influence the movie CE3K had on the UFO community and think it would be an interesting entry on this page. Wondering if anyone would care if I worked something up when I completely finish the book? Sgerbic (talk) 05:02, 17 October 2011 (UTC)
Some internet searches seem to corroborate my belief that the musical/mathematical language used in the movie is actually Solresol -- Can anyone support this with relevant sources ? Summsumm2 (talk) 09:21, 20 December 2012 (UTC)