E.T. triumphs as British public's favourite childhood film
LONDON (REUTERS) - E.T the Extra-Terrestrial, Steven Spielberg's 1982 science fiction film, is the childhood film of choice for a nostalgic British public, who also voted the 1980s as their favourite film decade.
"It might be the time fashion forgot; but it certainly made an impact on our film choices," said a statement from United Kingdom arm of Korean electronics firm Samsung Electronics Co, who commissioned the survey of 1,500 people.
E.T. surpassed competition from Walt Disney's Bambi and The Lion King, as well as Pixar's Toy Story and adventure film The Goonies, co-written by Spielberg.
The director of hit films such as Saving Private Ryan and Jurassic Park, Spielberg was also voted the Britain's favourite director.