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Close Encounters of the Third Kind is a 1977 Academy Award-winning science fiction movie written and directed by Steven Spielberg about a man's encounter with a UFO.

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How did the scientists know that the UFOs would be landing at the Devil's Tower that night?

After they decipher the co-ordinates, it seemed like they were expecting them to land there that very night. Is it because the UFOs had been visiting every night or did I miss something?
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Why didn’t the pilots at the beginning of Close Encounters want to report an UFO?

At the beginning of Close Encounters of the Third Kind there is this scene at the air traffic control tower. Right after encountering a “very bright UFO” they decline the proposition for reporting it. ...
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What is the reason behind this musical reference to Pinocchio in the Close Encounters main theme?

Something that has always struck me when watching Close Encounters of the Third Kind, was this apparent reference in John Williams' main theme (starting at 4:28) to Leigh Harline and Ned Washington's ...
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How did the alien know the hand signals at the end of Close Encounters of the Third Kind?

In the last few minutes of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the French ufologist Claud Lacombe does 5 hand gestures in the presence of a single alien. The gestures are supposed to represent the 5 ...
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What were Lacombe & Laughlin discussing while interrogating Neary?

In Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Neary is being interrogated after his capture near Devils Tower; he is in a small room with Lacombe & Laughlin. My ...
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How did the two birds in the cage die?

Near the ending of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Roy and Jillian are frantically trying to reach Devils Tower in Wyoming. The U.S. Army has issued road blocks and they have made false claims ...
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Why did the aliens return Barry so soon, in 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'?

The 1977 movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind is truly iconic, and one of my all time favorites. But there is one thing I am curious about. During the climax, we see the aliens returning many ...
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