“Elliott” From E.T.’s Audition Tape
Oct 2012 20

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a nostalgia film for me. You know what I mean by that, don’t you? One of those films that you watched so often that you wore out the video tape (for the kids: an even older way of watching films than DVD!). One of those films that is impossible to objectively assess, because your childhood love of it clouds your judgement at every turn. It’s one of those films you watched when you were at an age where it was more comfortable to be lie on the floor on your belly, than sitting on the sofa.

The kid’s got talent

So, to see behind the curtain, and watch “Elliott” (Henry Thomas) audition is still a novelty and effective experience. Often in Hollywood, kids’ acting chops are secondary as to whether they look right for the part (I’m looking at you, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone), so it’s refreshing to see a child actor who can, you know, actually act. Check the video out below (credit to the talented folks at BoingBoing for the original source article), and let us know what you think:

http://youtu.be/hV0vYQcmWK0

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