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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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Yoga studio shooting hero to get $30,000 for law school

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