"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" was originally released on December 14, 1977. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards and has gone on to gross more than $300 million worldwide.
It was Steven Spielberg's third movie, and it's the one that cemented him as a sort of filmmaking wunderkind. It's the movie that made Richard Dreyfuss a superstar. And the five-note melodic motif at the heart of its score is among the most recognizable phrases in all of music... of any kind.
"Close Encounters" is back in theaters for its 40th anniversary, and The Nose went to see it.
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- A defense of Bill Maher (that still criticizes the heck out of him)
- Miss Texas delivers a stronger response to white supremacy than Trump
- Photographer and PETA reach settlement over rights to monkey's selfie
- In Conversation: John Cleese
- Amber Tamblyn Has Been Owning James Woods So Hard This Week
- World's first talking sex robot is ready for her close-up
- ESPN Can't Win in Trump's Rowdy America
- As the White House calls for her firing, ESPN's Jemele Hill addresses the 'elephant in the room'
- 'Racism Is as American as Baseball' Banner Unfurled at Fenway Park
- Hal Holbrook retires his award-winning one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight!' after 63 years, cancels Oklahoma City performance
- Rebecca Castellani - Entertainment director at Bridge Street Live in Canton, Connecticut
- James Hanley - Co-founder of Cinestudio at Trinity College
- Bill Yousman Director of the Media Literacy and Digital Culture Graduate Program at Sacred Heart University
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.