Dir. Steven Spielberg. 1982, 115 mins. 35mm. With Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore. By creating a space alien that was not a monster but instead the loveable friend of a suburban boy, lost and yearning for his distant home, Steven Spielberg made an enduring classic, and one of the most wondrous and deeply touching of all science-fiction movies. A symphony of feeling, featuring an audacious, overwhelming score by John Williams, E.T. is the rare blockbuster that is also a work of art.