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Thirty Years Of Spielberg's UFO Views - Pt II

From: Giuliano Marinkovic <giuliano.marinkovic.nul>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 14:10:25 +0200
Archived: Mon, 02 Aug 2010 13:03:08 -0400
Subject: Thirty Years Of Spielberg's UFO Views - Pt II

>From: Jay Nelson <jnelson.nul>
>Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 17:56:21 -0700
>Archived: Fri, 18 Dec 2009 07:03:13 -0500
>Subject: Re:  Thirty Years Of Spielberg's UFO Views


>The movie, 1941, one of my guilty favorites ;->, concerning
>post-Pearl Harbor hysteria, was made in 1979. It was Spielberg's
>first (by comparison) flop, a comedy so expensive that it took
>two studios to produce.

>In a 1995 featurette, The Making Of 1941 included on the first
>DVD release, Spielberg says that he agreed to make the movie
>while he was working on Close Encounters. He, Bob Gale, and
>Robert Zemeckis, the writers, recounted how they re-worked the
>screenplay during the production of CE3K in an offic
>_in-the_very_hanger_ where Spielberg was then filming the
>climactic mothership scenes.


This is the continuation of my posts in December 2009 titled:

Steven Spielberg And 3 Decades Of His Public UFO Views

Archived here:


I was curious about the comment made by Jay as I didn't know
until that time that another Spielberg's movie had a partial UFO
connection. As Jay stated, the movie 1941 was based on the
famous Battle of Los Angeles incident. So I decided to check and
thanks to Jay's references I was able to find those video
comments by screenwriter Bob Gale and Steven Spielberg that
1941, the movie, is indeed connected with The Battle of Los

As per my previous post I have extracted all the relevant video
clips. Here they are together with download links:

VIDEO 1 - Bob Gale on 1941

Download link:


Screenwriter Bob Gale speaks how he found historical reference
about "air raid" in Los Angeles that happened in 1942 (Battle of
Los Angeles incident) during the research for movie 1941. Bob
Gale and Robert Zemeckis, screenwriters of the movie 1941 - (two
Bob's) are of course mostly recognized as authors of great film
trilogy "Back to the Future" (produced by Steven Spielberg too).

VIDEO 2 - Bob Gale comments Battle of Los Angeles

Download link:


Bob Gale explaines how he researched the historical material for
movie 1941. There he mentiones again Battle of Los Angeles where
he calls it "false alarm air raid". He adds: "Nobody knows for
sure to this day wether anything was up there or not. It
certanly wasn't a Japanese plane. It may been a stray weather
ballon... It may been nothing. It may be just somebody got
nervous and shoot their anti-aircraft gun".

VIDEO 3 - Bob Gale on John Millius and Steven Spielberg

Download link:


Short reference by Bob Gale where he talks how producer John
Millius presented to Spielberg screenplay by two Bob's (Bob Gale
& Robert Zemeckis) about air raid (Battle of Los Angeles).

VIDEO 4 - Bob Gale on Spielberg's decision to film 1941 and co-

Download link:


Short reference how Spielberg told to producer John Millius that
he wants to film 1941 but first he has to complete film about
UFOs (Close Encounters of the Third Kind).

How To Download From Archive Links

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is the help guide.

1 - Click at the download adrive link.

2 - New Page opens where it says: "If it does not start
automatically, please click here to start the download process."

3 - Simply click on the blue word 'Here'

4 - After that small windows open-choose the path of your hard
drive where to save the file.

5 - Click on save.Download starts.

6 - After it is finished play the file in your media player. If
there will be any other problems let me know and I will help for

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