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Richard Dreyfuss

Tempers: Close Encounters of the Third Kind

In 1977 Richard Dreyfuss was very angry in two fantastic films. Two movies that with Jaws top the list of his greatest performances: Herbert Ross’ The Goodbye Girl and Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Two completely different films with a similarly distressed Dreyfuss as the glue that holds them together in my heart. Like a earth toned mid 70’s ice cream sandwich. (I did intend for this post to be on both films, but I quickly discovered that Close Encounters needs a space of its own. Don’t fret Marsha Mason fans. The Goodbye Girl will have a turn in the near future). The first thing you may remember about Close Encounters is the Devil’s Tower mashed potatoes. You […]