close-encounters-of-the-third-kind-original.jpg

Steven Spielberg gets personal with James Cameron discussing inspiration behind Close Encounters: Watch

Contributed by
Apr 19, 2018

We can’t think of anyone better to interview some of sci-fi’s greatest auteurs than, er, one of sci-fi’s greatest auteurs. Which is why we’re more than a little excited that James Cameron is hosting his own awesome new show, AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction, which will premiere April 30.

In a teaser clip released by Entertainment Weekly the Oscar-winning Avatar director gets off to a stellar start as he sits down with the legendary Steven Spielberg to discuss how he got interested in making his iconic 1977 movie, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

“My father was the one who introduced me to the cosmos,” Spielberg says, when asked what inspired his young imagination to go down the route of making the film. The director goes on to explain that when he was just 6 or 7 years old, his father built a 2-inch reflecting telescope that made it possible for him to see the rings around Saturn.