The actors had to agree to read the script behind closed doors, and everyone on set had to wear an ID card. With Shooting Script, August 21, 1981 and Produced by: STEVEN SPIELBERG & KATHLEEN KENNEDY / Directed by: STEVEN SPIELBERG printed along the bottom edge. The title page reads, A BOYS LIFE by MELISSA MATHISON with the same date as the cover. The back story on the films creative beginnings are that, after Spielbergs parents' divorce in 1960, he compensated the loss by with an imaginary alien companion.In 1978, he announced he would shoot a film entitled Growing Up which was subsequently revised to the working title A Boys Life. The Extra-Terrestrial was directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Melissa Mathison, and stars Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, and Robert McNaughton. The film won four Oscars: Best Sound, Best Effects - Visual Effects (including Carlo Rambaldi), Best Effects - Sound Effects Editing, and Best Music - Original Score. It was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Writing - Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, Best Cinematography, and Best Film Editing. THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL ORIGINAL FILM SCRIPT STEVEN SPIELBERG RARE" is in sale since Tuesday, June 13, 2017. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Scripts\Originals\Unsigned". The seller is "catstarbuck" and is located in Santa Barbara, California. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.