VES Lifetime Achievement Award: Steven Spielberg

My favorite science-fiction movie is ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ because it’s philosophical, it’s religious. It fits together pieces of the universe. If you look at the Sistine Chapel ceiling, God reaches down through space to touch the hand of Adam, and Adam has his hand out toward God and the contact is made. That is the great thing about Steven Spielberg’s film: We are in touch with another part of the universe, and the two halves of the universe are connected. You come out of that movie changed. It is one of the greatest movie experiences I’ve ever had.”

Ray Bradbury recently published two novellas under the title “Now and Forever.”

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