I liked the idea of trying to connect two pieces of movie dialogue, so I tried my hand at this assignment. Probably the hardest aspect of this project was to find two comparable lines that could be combined. I ultimately chose to use one of the “E.T. phone home” scenes from E.T. and the “They’re here” scene from Poltergeist. I cut the two sections that I wanted and combined them in iMovie. Both involved otherworldly beings, and both involved cute children, making the result fairly fluid.
The project was essentially another exercise in finding similarities in either the theme or subject matter between different films, while also emphasizing the importance of context.