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Contact                                  (1997)
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7.4 IMDB rating
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Jena Malone Jena Malone
Young Ellie
David Morse David Morse
Ted Arroway
Jodie Foster Jodie Foster
Eleanor Arroway
Sami Chester Sami Chester
Vernon
Laura Elena Surillo Laura Elena Surillo
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James V. Hart James V. Hart
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Michael Goldenberg Michael Goldenberg
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One of the all-time best book translations

9 years, 10 months ago at Jul 10 16:28
1 vote
I love this movie for so many reasons. But most of all, for even being made at all.

I read this book about five or so years before it was made into a film, and I remember the murmurings about a movie shortly after I finished the book. As soon as I saw that Jody Foster was attached, I prayed she would stay with it. Because she is one of those that (at least until lately) when I se... read more

A great tribute

5 years, 9 months ago at Aug 26 11:42
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I saw the film first, then I got the Audiobook read, quite intensely, by Jodie Foster. The film is a little more compact and accessible since Ellie travels alone and the story focuses more on her strong independence and her relationship with Palmer. I'm a believer in the science but I don't discount what I cannot see out of hand (a universe without a purpose would be a singularly unromantic place ... read more

Close Encounters

9 years, 1 month ago at Apr 17 0:05
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What Close Encounters Of The 3rd. Kind did back in the 70's, this film takes to the next evolutionary step, in terms of the actual physics & concepts of an actual meeting 'tween us mere mortals & any life-forms.
For my money, Contact contains some of the best discussions of religion & atheism in any film ever made. It's depictions of the manner that things like general fear & politics can g... read more
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Description: Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway has long been interested in contact to faraway lands, a love fostered in her childhood by her father, Ted Arroway, who passed away when she was nine years old leaving her then orphaned. Her current work in monitoring for extraterrestrial life is based on that love and is in part an homage to her father. Ever since funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) was pulled on her work, which is referred to some, including her NSF superior David Drumlin, as more science fiction than science, Ellie, with a few of her rogue scientist colleagues, have looked for funding from where ever they could get i ... (more)
Release date: 11 July 1997
UPC: 085391504122
Tags: Sci-fi (47), Drama (33), Aliens (22), Mystery (20), 1990s (12), 1997 (12), Religion (9), Science Fiction (9), Philosophy (8), (8), Military (7), Space Travel (6), Universe (6), Faith (6), Hope (6), Alien (6), Space (6), Wormhole (5), Seti (5), Based On Novel (5)
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