Close Encounters of the Third Kind


Feature film

The distinctive 5 note motif that is used in the Close Encounters movie was incorporated into a jam at a Grateful Dead concert for the first time in January 1978. The jam is usually referred to as the Close Encounters Jam.

The movie was directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban and J. Patrick McNamara.

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