Wednesday, 4 January 2012

So you got an arrow right in your chest.

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

I loved this film as a child. I had an E.T. bedspread and have vague recollections of watching a pirated copy and owning a vinyl record connected to it in some way.
I pretty much hate it now though.
A friend of mine has some weird fear of the alien itself, having nightmares of it eating her foot.
bad photoshop of what that could look like.
But today (continuing the trend set with Predator) we shall talk about the hidden meaning in E.T.
Little known fact but E.T. was remade as the Martin Clunes 1994 vehicle Staggered. The plot summary on IMDB of which is - 'Very much in love, Neil's wedding plans are sabotaged, beginning when he is abandoned, naked, on a Scottish island. A road trip ensues, with Neil encountering many obstacles as he makes his way to London for what he believes is to be his wedding day. Or is it?'.
E.T. is almost exactly the same. Left naked and almost certainly drunk or stoned (check out his examining the flower or his slurred and nigh incomprehensible speech) by his best man, he encounters many obstacles all in order to phone home, or at the very least a taxi that can get him to the church on time.

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