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Contact (1997)

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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

13 years, 10 months ago at Jul 10 16:28
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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

9 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

13 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: Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality. ... (more)
Release date: 11 July 1997
UPC: 085391504122
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