The movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, written and directed by Steven Spielberg. Seen here at right, François Truffaut (alt.: Francois Truffaut) as Claude Lacombe. Initial theatrical release November 16, 1977. Screen capture from the Director’s Cut version. © 1977 Columbia Pictures. Credit: © 1977 Coulmbia Pictures / Flickr / Courtesy Pikturz. Image intended only for use to help promote the film, in an editorial, non-commercial context.