Saturday, September 22, 2001 at 16:22:13 (PDT)
I saw this flick recently in the US on video, and
I thought there was a cut from the non US version.
On the journey the bit where she goes to the galactic
grand central station was missing. Can you enlighten me?
Saturday, September 22, 2001 at 10:50:42 (PDT)
I checked it out, and you actually can see Vega from
the Australia Telescope National Facility.
Vlad Vul <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Friday, September 21, 2001 at 07:34:19 (PDT)
I am fan too..
I have noticed a hole in script logic - Vega is North,
near-polar star, and thus it is never set below horizon,
and it cannot be seen by Australian people.
Michael Fallon <email@example.com>
Saturday, September 01, 2001 at 09:07:44 (PDT)
I've been watching this movie since it came out, and
it still messes me up. I watch it as an affirmation
to who I am being that I, and I think alot of us
Identify so much with "Ellie".
My friend and I had to practically carry each other
out of the theatre when we saw it for the first time.
Not for alot of the reasons why, I think the movie
was made. We all walk our own path to our beliefs,
many assume, I think like Carl Sagan, that we all
arrive to the same conclusion, that there is or
isn't a God, whether we truly are alone inside or not.
But I think the most wonderful part of the movie,
next to when she was in the craft and said "you
should have sent a poet", was towards the end
when she was telling the children to "search
for their own answers". And that life is truly
what you make of it.
Robin Fisher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 14:31:25 (PDT)
Hiya, all. I am a thoughtful sort and so loved this movie.
I watch it all the time. I'm not sure if anyone will answer this,
but does anyone know of a poster made of the still of the celestial
event Jodie witnesses enroute to the contact point, or even for that
matter, a still of the sky viewed from the contact point with those wonderful
swirls and points of light. I would love to have posters of those. They were
incredibly beautiful and magical to me. Please e-mail me if you have any info.
Monday, August 13, 2001 at 09:32:42 (PDT)
Hello all. I just stumbled on this site although I
haven't seen Contact for a few years. If I may give
an opinion without pissing someone off, I'd like
too. When I saw it, I took the entire movie to be
about religion, and thought the undertones of the
movie were of a Christian nature. I also thought
the ending was supposed to be an afterlife rather
than another planet. Now after reading several
scientist's reviews of the movie, I am a little
embarassed at how a wrong I might be. Then again,
I'm still not sure if I am (and hope there is a sequel.)
There are several reasons I thought this, although
I can't remember all of them since it's been
awhile. One is the scene where the ship (or whatever
it's called) is going to take off. I'm not sure if
it's the first or second time, but there is a large
image behind the ship that resembles a cross and
Jesus as the light flashes around it. I looked at
it several times, and after all the mentions of God
in the movie, I couldn't pass it off as a
coincidence. Another was around the color red, but
I'd have to watch it again to be specific. Also,
if Foster did literally go somewhere, the movie
made serious blunder. The fact that space and time
would have slowed, rather that remained constant. Being
that the movie made an attempt to inform the audience
this earlier, I don't see how that could be.
But the major part that got me to believe that it was
suppose to be her real father in the afterlife, was
one thing he said at the end: "You have your
mother's hands." Foster accuses him of tapping
into her thoughts, which he grudgingly agrees. However,
at the beginning of the movie, it's said that Foster's
mother died while giving birth. Therefore, she would
have no subconscious memory of her mothers hands since
she never saw them. And obviously the alien-father
wouldn't know that they were similar.
George Lucas's movies have specific religious undertones
geared toward specific religions rather that general
"faith". Star Wars is based on Zen Buddhism,
for example. Therefore, I found no problem believing
that this movie did the same. Now however, I'm thinking
perhaps the director simply made it so people within
different groups would all walk away thinking the movie
was a support for their beliefs.
Am I nuts?
Monday, August 06, 2001 at 19:50:21 (PDT)
I have to disagree with all this praise g-d stuff. Yes,
Contact is about faith...faith in g-d certainly, but not
religion. It's about how science *is* faith, and faith
in g-d and faith in science take the same kind of
mindset. It's about truth. But it's not directly
about G-d. That's just half of the contrast.
Monday, July 09, 2001 at 19:39:25 (PDT)
Hey someone needs to help me out.
OK, when I first saw (one of my fav.), I was really
intriged on how complicated the spinning rings were
on the machine (their programmers have talent).
Now I know someone can do it, but can anyone get me
the coding for the machines ring program??? or at
least a test run movie on it??
If you can help me out, email me @ Electronicsguy7@aol.com
Sunday, July 01, 2001 at 05:39:21 (PDT)
I hate to be trivial,but I have been looking everywhere
for a ring like the one Ellie and her father wear in this film.
It seems to be a silver and lapis ring. Anybody knows
anything about this ring?
Thursday, June 21, 2001 at 20:31:14 (PDT)
I saw the movie Contact and I think it is one ot the
best movies I've ever seen. It leads to reflexion about
so many things but it lets you find your own answers
(even if one would like to get the TRUTH...)I would be
thrilled to know that a part 2 is coming some day. Sorry
for my bad english (I'm a frenchie)
NATASHA M. <MAMACITA_CUTIE@HOTMAIL.COM>
Sunday, May 20, 2001 at 09:01:44 (PDT)
i watched contact for the first time in my chemistry class. at first i
thought it would be extremly boring, but it was actually very
interesting. the ending was very weird, there was little to no "proof"
that ellie actually went anywhere... a question that i can not answer is
what is the importance in faith in this movie? if anyone has any answers
on this question please feel free to email me or add a comment. thank you
Friday, May 11, 2001 at 07:33:37 (PDT)
The Occam razor argument reminds me of Umberto Eco's Name of the Rose
Friday, May 04, 2001 at 10:06:23 (PDT)
I don't think anyone could have dreamed up what she saw.
Friday, May 04, 2001 at 10:04:00 (PDT)
I just saw Contact for the first time last weekend. I'm
struggling to understand what happened in the movie. Did
her soul go to the other planet, while her body stayed
behind?? If the obnoxious guy didn't believe her, why
didn't he go next? I only saw the last half of the movie...
Thursday, May 03, 2001 at 03:14:06 (PDT)
I first watched Contact when it first came out. It took much
time, but I realized the meaning of Contact. Jodie Foster,
after coming back from her trip tries to explain what she
has experienced to others. The idea that rings clear is
LOVE.... God is LOVE...God is WITHIN YOU. HE IS PERFECT.
HE IS DIVINE. He is not punishing, not jealous and not
wrathful. Please write. I know I am not the only one.
Amin Shahsavar <Shasse82@hotmail.com>
Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 04:21:31 (PDT)
I´m glad to see so many "Contact-lovers" at the same place.
I saw the movie about a year ago and I too loved it!
There are'nt really any other hollywood production thats so
well made in every scene, every sentence! I really recommend
you guys to read the book if you have'nt! Carl Sagan really
knew how to make a scientificly and spiritually acceptable book!
Friday, April 27, 2001 at 09:59:38 (PDT)
I just watched the movie on TV, i believe it was our local
WCBI station, and i would have to say that it is the best
movie that i have ever witnessed, and i missed a whole 47
minutes of the beginning (took a long time to get home). I
loved it, i am very interested in this movie. Guess what,
today i walked into our library and seemingly out of
nowhere, i saw the BOOK, Contact, it had never been
there before, and i didnt know it existed. I skimmed
through the pages and read mostly about the conclusion
to see if it was the same, because the testimony at the
end was so dramatic. I really hope that there will be
a part 2, because i will be one of the first in line! Im
grateful to have experienced such a great movie, and to
think i would have been playing my dreamast.
Monday, February 05, 2001 at 10:18:41 (PST)
Well I think's the same things as Dave. Another things is
that if you can't prove that some thing is real then it is
oviously fake ?
To awnser you question on Do you beleive in god ? I say yes
I beleive in something that is over us and watching.
Friday, February 02, 2001 at 23:04:35 (PST)
Thanks, I'm sure that there will be more things that we'll
talk about in future months...Just out of interest, do you
believe in God?
Friday, February 02, 2001 at 18:01:47 (PST)
I really am convinced that she took the trip. However, I have
noticed on recent viewings a few interesting things.
In Ellie's cabin in puerto rico, as we join she and Palmer
having pillow talk, take a look at the painting posted to
the right of the pin-board star chart and see how much it
looks like the 'vegans' homeworld!
And notice that the image of her father kisses her on the
cheek(first scar) and on the forehead(second scar). Same
This doesn't change my mind, though, but these are curious
The reason I don't think she had an 'episode' can be easily
demonstrated by asking Are you dreaming this forum? or Are you awake?
You know you aren't dreaming it, and it's that same human
recognition of real/not real that tells me that when she
said everything inside her tells her that it was real, then
it's real.(She had no evidence that it wasn't real.)
And how many movies leave this much room for interpretation? Not many!
(This is such a cool movie!!)
Friday, February 02, 2001 at 07:28:24 (PST)
Iknow that at the end of the movie we were told that there
was a missing 18 hours (as per the video headset) but after
watching the movie over and over, I'm still not convinced
that Elli actually did meet another life form . When she
is being interviewed straight after being recorvered from
the pod she is bruised on her head and she may have only
experienced the whole thing in her head...
Monday, January 29, 2001 at 04:46:50 (PST)
Hi. There have been some questions about Occam's razor...
so i dug up a fantastic page.. http://www.weburbia.com/physics/occam.html
Part of it says "...William (of Occam) used the
principle to justify many conclusions including the statement
that "God's existence can not be deduced by reason
alone." Wow! and this principle was brought up by Ellie,
the scientist! Did she know that William of Occam was a
Fransiscan Friar? Yet... that is what the scene is truly
about... can she prove her father's love with reason? as
(This is another spin that makes this movie better and
better the more one digs into it!)
Tuesday, January 23, 2001 at 09:08:29 (PST)
I heard that there is gone a be a part 2 of Contact
Can some one confirm or infirme This Rumor...