@J Bowen: Trying to keep this brief and to the point...Yes, our gov't can be spectacularly corpurt, but the whole 9/11 theory transcends mere corpurtion, evil and malice; it is a stellar example of the suspension of human behavior on a grand scale.Beginning with the presumption that 9/11 WAS an "inside job," and presuming that the perpetrators were in collusion with the White House administration, one has to wonder why two specific groups of people have been utterly quiet on this matter: the FBI and the established news media.I find it impossible to believe that every one of the FBI agents in this country is so terrified of Skull & Bones or whatever agency of influence that is apparently abrogating the duties of the FBI that they don't storm the White House and haul off GWB to the stockades. Secondly, the news media, our glorious, valiant Seekers After Truth who, with the exception of the religious right a/k/a FoxNews, every last damned one of them is a card-carrying Leftie, and all of whom foamed at the mouth as soon as Bill Clinton dropped his pants (sorry for that imagery) and held up a has-been football player to all of America NON-STOP for almost 18 months for merely killing his ex-wife and a restaurant waiter, SOMEHOW don't feel it's "newsworthy" that a sitting president has brought about mass murder on his own people.Oh, but three nitwits in upstate New York who cut-and-pasted their little video from snippets off the Internet have unraveled the ENTIRE PLOT! Woodward & Bernstein? No, the only two men to successfully remove a sitting president without using a firearm...they're off having martinis. The revelation of the biggest story since the virgin birth was caught by three 20-something pot-smokers. The same media who salivate over the thought of their precious Pulitzer for Embarrassing the President are ignoring the one story that would, if true and supported by evidence (you know what "evidence" is? The thing Truthers have tons of?) would not only put GWB in front of a firing squad, but eradicate the entire GOP and leave right-wing ideology on the same shelf with Naziism and Holocaust Studies.This, the Truthers say, is what I am supposed to believe.Um...no. Wasn't born yesterday. Don't take drugs. Never drank the Kool-Aid.Inside Job My Fat Hairy Ass.
The film is about divorce and the separation of family. It is about two outsiders, one from earth and one from another planet. They are each outsiders that find friendship in each other.
Elliot is a boy who is pushed on the outside by his brother, his school and his father has left his mother for another woman. E.T. represents every child's imaginary friend come true. The two characters become so close they even start sharing the same feelings. For Elliot, E.T. is the one thing that makes him special and he does not want to share E.T. with any adults. Elliot tells the man with keys "He came to me." The man with keys represents Elliot as a grown up. This is Elliot's coming of age scene where is becomes an adult. It is also represented by E.T.' resurrection. (Biblicatl reference). This represents the end of childhood and the begging of Elliot's Adulthood.
The change in Elliot is a parent as he now leads the other boys on an expedition to get ET home. Now, as an adult E.T. realizes he can't be selfish and have ET all to himself. He must set him free. Before Elliot tried making excuses, wanting E.T. to stay with him forever (A very childish approach).
E.T. also also shows us two characters from different cultures that find commonality in each other. The approach is not hostile. Adults are the only hostile ones in this world. Much of the time the camera angles are low and the threatening adults are seen from the waist down child's view (similar to the Charlie Brown parents). E.T. makes the children forget their petty differences, stop the teasing and bickering and touches their lives. E.T. is very much a symbol for a savior. He heals with his touch and teaches the children to be caring. (Not to mention he dies, comes back to life and returns to the sky (resurrection)).
I would argue this film is more of a fantasy tail than science fiction.
Dude. This movie is all one big allegory about the trials of GBLT rights. This movie's totally advocating for gay marriage.
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