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on this day in1982 – The movie E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, screenplay by Melissa Mathison, was

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial 

Screenplay  by

Melissa Mathison 

3 June 1950 – 4 November 2015

Melissa Mathison was an American film and television screenwriter and an activist for the Tibetan independence movement.

Click HERE to read Mathison’s obituary in The Guardian. Written by Ryan Gilbey

read Mathison’s obituary in The Guardian. Written by Ryan 


E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

Click HERE for where to watch

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