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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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Warriors coach Steve Kerr says new NFL anthem rule is ‘idiotic'

Warriors coach Steve Kerr says new NFL anthem rule is ‘idiotic'

On Wednesday, the NFL implemented a new rule meant to ban peaceful protests during the National Anthem, which former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick pioneered before the... Read more ...

Report: Harvey Weinstein to surrender to NYPD following sexual misconduct...

Report: Harvey Weinstein to surrender to NYPD following sexual misconduct investigation

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Bus driver charged in crash that killed New Jersey student, teacher

Bus driver charged in crash that killed New Jersey student, teacher

A school bus driver is facing charges stemming from a New Jersey crash that killed a student and a teacher earlier this month. Read more ...

'We waited and waited': White House says North Korea skipped out on...

'We waited and waited': White House says North Korea skipped out on preparation meetings before Trump-Kim summit was canceled

The scuttled summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was partly based on North Korea's "trail of broken promises," according to a White House... Read more ...

The White House Gift Shop Is Offering Discounts on Commemorative Coins for...

The White House Gift Shop Is Offering Discounts on Commemorative Coins for the North Korea Summit Trump Just Canceled

The summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un may have been canceled , but that hasn't stopped the White House Gift Shop from promoting... Read more ...

President Donald Trump grants posthumous pardon to boxing legend Jack Johnson

President Donald Trump grants posthumous pardon to boxing legend Jack Johnson

Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, was convicted of transporting a white woman across state lines in 1913. Read more ...

'Show Dogs' gets recut over concerns about its portrayal of sexual abuse

'Show Dogs' gets recut over concerns about its portrayal of sexual abuse

The children's film received severe backlash from parents online, and now it will be changed. Read more ...

Trump Cancels North Korea Summit, Citing ‘Open Hostility'

Trump Cancels North Korea Summit, Citing ‘Open Hostility'

While probably not a huge surprise following the recent escalation in US and North Korean diplomatic outbursts, which last night culminated with a top North Korean official... Read more ...

Trump Cancels Planned North Korea Meeting With Kim Jong Un

Trump Cancels Planned North Korea Meeting With Kim Jong Un

President Trump has cancelled the upcoming summit between the United States and the North Koreans in a new letter released on Thursday. Mr. Trump writes in the letter that he... Read more ...

President Trump cancels summit with Kim Jong Un

President Trump cancels summit with Kim Jong Un

President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the planned Singapore summit between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will not happen. Read more ...