The Wonderful Suggestion On The Close Encounters Film Reel

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind's film reels were supplied in 1977 with a gentle suggestion on an accompanying sheet...

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When we read modern tales of directors writing to projectionists (that endangered species), it tends to be a story of Michael Bay urging people to get their settings right. But how about this instead? A sheet of guidance that was seemingly sent out with prints of Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, for its original release back in 1977?

— Mike Schindler (@mumbles3k) August 9, 2017

A thank you to Paul Bullock – @apaulbullock on Twitter – for alerting us to this. When the film gets its 40th anniversary re-release later this year, it’s a fair bet that similar instructions will not be provided…