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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Film Summary & Analysis

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Characters

E.T. played by Pat Welsh, Debra Winger and Steven Spielberg (Voice)

Description

E.T. is the alien visitor that is the center of the movie's storyline. Elliott at one point identifies E.T. as a male creature. But in interviews with director Steven Spielberg during the films initial release, Spielberg described E.T. as being like a plant and having no gender at all. The little alien stands about 4 feet but has an extending neck that allows the head to be raised and lowered to a desired height. Spielberg describes E.T.'s face as being modeled after the poet Carl Sandburg, Albert Einstein and a pug dog. E.T.'s voice was a compilation of Pat Welsh's voice, with help from Debra Winger and director Steven Spielberg. E.T. is humanoid in appearance in that it has two eyes, arms, hands and feet...

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