In spite of the logistical challenges in putting the film together, Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a Steven Spielberg classic. Much like George Lucas and Star Wars, Steven Spielberg also continued working on Close Encounters. Ultimately, Spielberg kept working on it and gave us his ultimate version in 1998. Most of the reason for the Special Edition is because the studio wanted to go inside of the ship. In the end, Spielberg would…"Close Encounters of the Third Kind: A Classic"