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I first saw E.T…….

I first saw E.T…….

….on a grotty old third or fourth generation Betamax video tape where the film fluctuated between black and white, and colour. While this sounds a terrible way to watch any film, when you are 11 years old and this is the one film that you have been waiting all summer to see, you really don’t … Continue reading



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