Summary and Analysis
The Visitation/Left Behind
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial opens with a shot of some type of vehicle sitting in the deep woods and something is heard moving around in the woods. As the scene expands, the audience sees red lights moving around what appears to be a spacecraft. The source of the red lights are soon revealed to the audience when a group from the spacecraft walks into the light coming from the spacecraft and the silhouettes show the outline of very unearthly short creatures. One of the aliens is shown moving farther from the spacecraft than the others. Topping a small rise, the alien sees that there is a large city located just beyond the woods.
Suddenly a group of trucks begin to stream into the area and the aliens are shown trying to run back to the spacecraft. At this point...