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The most complex miniature was not a full model, but a ‘reflections’ model of an auto toll booth, in which Director of Photography of Special Effects Richard Yuricich was tasked with adding the effects of a glowing saucer flying through. It seemed to take almost a year to get the Close Encounters visual effects factory up and running, to churn out flying saucer shots. Though Carrie’s age feeds into a more meaningful and excruciating story of her coming-of-age as a woman, the two characters are products of needy, controlling parents — Piper Laurie’s religious zealot in Carrie; Matthew Modine’s experimental scientist in Stranger Things — who don’t allow socialization with other kids. The first photo, with editor Larry Robinson checking out the tabletop model, was taken from above, to show the extreme compression in the ‘vanishing point,’ with the supposedly one-hundred-foot section of road distorted to a broad triangle. Steve’s wallpaper and matching curtains transform his bedroom into a gridded cell. And Now for Something Completely Different, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother, The Russians are Coming, The Russians are coming, The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings, The Three Stooges Go Around the World in a Daze, Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans. Her system of communication, with its array of blinking lights, also mirrors the climax of Close Encounters. Log in or link your magazine subscription, WELP: Guess How Many People Voted for ‘President Kanye’, Steve Kornacki Has at Least Been Forced to Take a Break, Savannah Guthrie Interrupts Trump’s ‘Not True’ Speech, Watching CNN on Election Night Felt Like Being Dipped in Boiling Oil. All of our TV reviews in one convenient place. The final scene of “Chapter Three” cuts between Mike, who knows about the body in the quarry, and Joyce, who doesn’t.

That repeated imagery conjures up both the holodeck and the realms of D&D plotted out on graph paper. Spielberg wanted a night-for night look where one could see to the horizon, which meant that the shot couldn’t be made in a real location. But Mike isn’t all gentleness. It worked amazingly well. Charlie Heaton’s hunched posture and haunted eyes make Jonathan believable both as a doggedly conscientious son and as a voyeur more comfortable skulking around the edges of teenage social life than trying to connect. Trailers From Hell. They Live (1989) In episode six of Stranger Things, Jonathan confronts Nancy’s jealous boyfriend, Steve (Joe Keery), who they believe has been leaving slut-shaming graffiti about her all over town. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Whenever Elle uses sensory deprivation to access the Upside Down, she’s vulnerable to the spindly-fingered creature and dependent on a trustworthy person to pull her out when things get dangerous. Hawkins, Indiana, isn’t quite the California suburb of E.T., but the physical and emotional terrain is similar: a sprawling town nestled against a forest; boys dashing around in packs on their bicycles; chaotic homes where latchkey kids are free to, say, hide a supernatural being without their parents finding out.