032 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

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RETRO SHOCK: “This means something (to Tim).  This is important (to Tim)"  (1977)  Today's episode is pretty late, partially because it was recorded on the way to an AM showing of today's topic CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.  This year marks its 40th anniversary and, since it is his favorite film of all time, Tim wanted to make sure he caught it during its cinematic release.  But, as you can hear here, just getting the cinema is an event in itself.

00:00:00 - PRE-SHOW PRATTLE - “who are you people?”
00:00:15 - THURSDAY MORNING MATINEE - On the way to the movie theater / “Close Encounters Of The Third Kind Disco ’45”
00:09:49 - NOVEMBER 16th, 1977 - and how Tim finally encountered this movie
00:14:21 - GOOD MEMORY/BAD MEMORY - unhealthy meaning and necessary importance
00:17:25 - PRESENT DAY - and exiting the movie theater / “Starman”
00:20:45 - ITS FULL OF STARS - a grandiose intimacy
00:24:06 - THE PROXIMITY OF CONTACT - Tim recounts his own close encounter … of sorts
00:29:12 - THE IMPORTANCE OF MEANING SOMETHING - why this movie matters … why its important
00:31:46 - CLOSINGS - Contacts, plugs and no catchphrase / “Flying Saucers”
00:33:12 - BONUS FEATURES - a snack before showtime / “Don’t Stop Me Now”

MUSIC FEATURED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:

“Close Encounters Of The Third Kind Disco 45” performed by John Williams and his flair-panted orchestra circa 1977.

“Starman” performed by David Bowiefrom his classic 1972 album ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS"

"Flying Saucers" performed by Nina Hagen from her 1983 album FEARLESS

"Don't Stop ME Now" performed by Queen during a car commercial prior to the 11:25 am screening of the film CLOE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.  At least I think it was a car commerical.

The use of these songs are for entertainment purposes and without the expressed permission of the recording artist.

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