In 1975, Steven Spielberg released “Jaws”. A legendary motion picture. Based on the best-selling novel by Peter Benchley, the film was a phenomenal success, shattering box office records and literally giving birth to the concept of the “Summer Blockbuster”. It became the highest grossing movie of all time.
So in 1976, Steven Spielberg could do what ever the %#$& he wanted. LOL
The movie he chose to make? A picture that he had already been working on that, until “Jaws”, he had been having trouble finding financial backing for.
“Close Encounters of the Third Kind”.