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Remembering E.T. screen writer Melissa Mathison

q producer Mitch Pollock scans the latest arts and entertainment headlines to keep us in the know.
E.T. is one of the top-grossing movies of all time, but Steven Spielberg was sure it would flop. (MCA)

What are culture vultures discussing 'round the water cooler today? q producer Mitch Pollock scans the latest arts and entertainment headlines to keep us in the know. 

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Screenwriter Melissa Mathison and Steven Spielberg are shown at the 20th anniversary premiere of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial in Los Angeles on March 16, 2002. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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