View Full Version : Close Encounters music

06-20-2011, 09:17 PM
I just got through watching Close Encounters of the Third Kind again and can't believe that I never noticed the song that was playing when the aliens start walking Richard Dreyfus to the ship. Makes me wonder what else I've missed every time I have watched it.

06-21-2011, 11:01 AM
I know (only because my husband loves this movie/I don't watch it) that the music or portions of music is different on some versions. He has shown me that on one cut of the movie you can hear "When You Wish Upon a Star" during the spaceship part, and it's cut out of another version. Is this what you're talking about?

Of course I could have it wrong--but it's what I understand from him.

06-25-2011, 09:17 AM
Bits of "When You Wish Upon a Star" is incorporated into the score during the film's finale in all versions. The "Special Edition" uses a full instrumental performance of the song over a portion of the end credits as well.