Production designer Joe Alves describes how he found the iconic locations for Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1978).
He had already worked with director Steven Spielberg on films such as The Sugarland Express (1974) and Jaws (1975), but Close Encounters involved more elaborate sets and visual effects.
In this interview with Herve Attia he discusses:
- Finding the houses for the Neary and Guiler families
- The enormous set built for various sequences including the climax
- How his musical background influenced the famous colour scoreboard
- His thoughts on the different versions
- How the light of the spaceship was created
> More on Close Encounters of the Third Kind at Wikipedia
> Herve Attia’s channel on YouTube