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Close Encounters of the Third Kind at 40: The Movie That Proved ‘Spielberg's Reputation Is No Accident'

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When Close Encounters of the Third Kind premiered in New York City on Nov. 15, 1977 - 40 years ago this Wednesday - filmmaker Steven Spielberg, though not yet 30, already had a reputation to uphold. His Jaws had been such a massive hit in 1975 that his new film would be judged on standards that hardly any movie could match. Given its UFO-centric subject matter, the 1977 success of Star Wars, which had cost about half as much as Close Encounters to make, only added to the pressure.
So it was no secret that extreme measures were taken to make sure the movie remained a surprise. The cast...
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Is this painting of Jesus worth $100 million?

Is this painting of Jesus worth $100 million?

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A painting thought by scholars to be one of only a few by Leonardo da Vinci to have survived the half-millennia since the artist's death is set to be auctioned Wednesday in New York
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New York Today: New York Today: Pooch Parking

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Wednesday: Dog owners' opinions on rentable doghouses, a traveling David Bowie exhibition, and a foodie firestorm.
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Students make handmade urns to honor veterans

Students make handmade urns to honor veterans

These high school students helped honor veterans whose remains would have been buried in black cardboard boxes. Read more ...

Watch viral video of big brother's adorable reaction seeing new baby sister...

Watch viral video of big brother's adorable reaction seeing new baby sister for first time

The boy's eyes can be seen widening and reaching out to her as his sister is carried closer to him. Read more ...

6 more found dead, raising Butte County wildfire death toll to 48

6 more found dead, raising Butte County wildfire death toll to 48

Six more bodies were found in Camp Fire rubble, bringing the death toll to 48, officials said Tuesday. Read more ...

NFL: Game in Mexico City moved to LA due to field conditions

NFL: Game in Mexico City moved to LA due to field conditions

"The playing field at Estadio Azteca does not meet NFL standards for playability and consistency, and will not meet those standards by next Monday," the NFL said in a statement. Read more ...

Green leads Red Wings to 6-1 win over Coyotes

Green leads Red Wings to 6-1 win over Coyotes

DETROIT - Defenseman Mike Green had a goal and two assists and the Detroit Red Wings extended their winning streak to four games with a 6-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on... Read more ...

Cleveland area police say hoax about woman with gun at hospital office...

Cleveland area police say hoax about woman with gun at hospital office building led to lockdowns

Authorities now say a call about a woman entering a hospital in Medina with a gun are believed to have been a hoax. Read more ...

Melania Trump publicly calls for White House aide's firing

Melania Trump publicly calls for White House aide's firing

"It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House," says the first lady's spokeswoman. Read more ...

Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio hold jubilant press conference announcing...

Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio hold jubilant press conference announcing Amazon HQ2 in Queens

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated their deal with Amazon to bring the retail giant's secondary headquarters, known as HQ2, to Long... Read more ...

Arrests made in shocking massacre that left 8 members of Ohio family dead

Arrests made in shocking massacre that left 8 members of Ohio family dead

Four people have been arrested in connection with the 2016 massacre of an entire Ohio family. Read more ...

Forensic crews in California begin search for bodies in Camp Fire rubble

Forensic crews in California begin search for bodies in Camp Fire rubble

Within the rubble of the Camp Fire and the sight of a black hearse, emergency crews in California have begun the search for what lies beneath. Read more ...