Thursday, December 09, 2004 at 05:01:26 (PST)
great movie!!! I am religous but very sceptical about a lot of things. I like the movie because it tells us all to find our own truths. Learn from our own experiences and not from others. Or else how do we know what is the truth.
Friday, November 12, 2004 at 19:44:08 (PST)
One of my favorite movies.
Using a scientific way to get a relegion conclustion, that all human beings should under the foot of the GOD.
Wednesday, October 06, 2004 at 15:15:14 (PDT)
I like Contact not because it delves into the relation between religion and science, but because it's a top-notch pure sci-fi movie rarely seen among mediocres which generally cut the corner with fantasies. I even wrote a review on Contact at http://www.crossvoice.com/article.pl?sid=04/10/06/038252&mode=thread&objtype=stories
In one word, Contact is good because of its science-based imagination. The religious part is nothing more than a tiny spice.
Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 08:56:39 (PDT)
I think this movie is truely brilliant - I wish they would ake a sequel.... -
Contact has obviously touched many people, including myself. Thankyou Mr Sagan
and all those involved in producing the movie.
Friday, September 03, 2004 at 21:59:18 (PDT)
All you fail to miss on her "mythical journey" was that there WAS
proof, unlike your "bible". 18 hours of static. This movie only
shows that science can't prove everything, while religion proves nothing.
Please understand the difference.
Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at 21:24:10 (PDT)
In the movie, it shows clearly that man always search a bigger part of
himself. Deep within us knew that we belong to someone, something bigger
that we. - My two cents..
W. Hugh Chatfield
Monday, June 14, 2004 at 11:06:04 (PDT)
In the book "Contact" at the start of Chapter 2, Sagan describes
a "communication device" presumably at the star Vega, where one
of its disk antennas makes a small adjustment (presumably pointing now
Now I swear I saw a version of the movie where it shows this vehicle with
one of its disk antenna adjusting. However, I have watched the movie on
TV several times and have the DVD and have never seen this scene again.
Is it possible it was edited out of the movie because nobody understood
what it was?? Has anyone else seen the version I am referring to??
Mathew R. Macleod
Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 17:26:55 (PDT)
Contact is an amazing movie and made me realize that no matter what you
believe and hold dear its going to be tested at the end !! and no one
can help you because your all alone infront of HIM and hes going to Judge you!
The hope for this world is not man made (true or false)
if you said false your wrong and science i dont think will make
something so mavelous AS to bring the world together, it would be
nice but unrealistic because of all the evidence right now on earth.
God gave us this beutiful place and we turned it into something almost
like a hell on earth. Thats Because we're all born into SIN.
I don't need you God So Go ....
so God Said ok... like a father letting his kid go from his arms and
safe keeping we flee him; which every loving parent has todo at some
point then without there guidance and love we "FALL" whether
it be off our bike or into SIN.
we screw up GOD being the essence of love he sends his one and only
SON to take "SIN's" place. Jesus said "no one comes to
the father but by me". Thats how Much GOD loves you no matter
what you say! !
Father's love there children no matter what they do !!!!
God bless you guys
Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 02:40:18 (PDT)
(cough) contact with aliens will give mankind something
to look forward to - a path, a role model, a symbol of hope for the
many, not just for the one. That is why I want to believe this message
no matter what because it may cure mankind from this terrible disease
of war, famine, and hatred.
Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 11:52:15 (PDT)
now I'm scared that the encrypted diagram was not a blueprint for a
transport, but for David's left testicle that he is so willing to
give away! Really, David! Seriously though, Contact is such a great
balance between the possibilities of science and the faith of hope.
Don't miss it.
Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 06:08:19 (PDT)
All I can say is that I would give my left testicle to see the events
that happened in Contact happen in real life! I very badly want to
see a sequal made(I hope that that won't always be just wishful
thinking on my part), I want to see the ET's technology, the spaceport
that Ellie went to(that is in the book because as I was watching the
movie I thought that that was a city which blew my mind still because
it could be seen from orbit). But a movie based about 300 to 1000
years from now continuing the story of our relationship to the aliens
and how our technology has been impacted over time by theres......
Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 20:02:47 (PDT)
HI, I'm doing a sci fi course in Sydney Australia, at the UNiversity
of New South Wales. We had to watch Contact as part of our course, and
discuss it in tutorials. Some notes we picked up on that refer to what
you guys have said. . . The beach she lands on in Vega is like what she
drew as a kid because the Vegan who greets her explains that he looks
like her dad because they downloaded her memory while she was asleep
or something, so it would be easier for her to deal with. IT WAS NOT
ACTUALLY HER FATHER! This is why she lands IN her childhood picture,
and it all looks like a 3D computer game picture.
Personal favourite part of the movie?? -Its not the actual recording
of static that interests me- its that it recorded it for 18 hours-
Thursday, April 08, 2004 at 13:48:30 (PDT)
Before they attempted to send the first space ship out they asked Ellie
if she belived in God or not. She said she didn't, not exactly but that
was her attitude. 95% of the human race believes in God.
Eventually after she returned form her journey, she was asking
everyone else to believe her, just as they asked if she belived in God.
The little speech that she gave was probably the most powerfull part of
Thursday, April 08, 2004 at 10:24:11 (PDT)
um.... tgus movie is pretty cool i guess. That is pretty weird that she
dosent belive in god but she belives in what happend to her at the end
of the movie. So thats like pretty ironic cause she belives what happend
to her is real even though she couldnt prove it. And that was like her
whole big thing on why she didnt belive in god.
Thursday, April 08, 2004 at 10:24:07 (PDT)
i think that the movie was ironic in the sense that when she was accused
of her delusion of visting vega she could only rely on her faith but as
a scientist she didnt believe in faith and god and such
Wednesday, April 07, 2004 at 04:47:16 (PDT)
For all those who are more curious about what really happened, go and
read the Book. I highly recommend it.
You will find that the chapter from "Activation" onwards
very compelling if you wanna skip all the theatricals and
go onto the "journey" through the wormhole. It will have you hooked,
the way Carl Sagan described everything answered many of my questions.
In the book, not Elle but five people can sit inside the
machine. They go through the warp sequence inside a dodecahedron capsule
which was designed perfectly to fit
inside a space port. The journey takes them to the centre of our milky
way, where two supergigantic massive black holes rotate. They actually
enter wormholes through black
holes and exit from another one. It also explains more about the aims
of the aliens, their background, their current 'project', and the number
pi and relevance to humans.
Now I don't want to spoil everything.. but yes, you will be surprised.
"Just one more question?? That means your not.."
"Time to go."
Monday, April 05, 2004 at 20:07:47 (PDT)
the movie contact was a pretty sweet movie but it was also a little
confusing at times and when i think back on it I kind of start to get
it. question, are they going to have a second contact because they
set it up perfictly for a second one.
Monday, April 05, 2004 at 16:20:38 (PDT)
I liked the movie thought it was good exspecalily the part where she
travles through the worm holes. Kind of makes you wonder if there is
acutal life in space. What do you guys think about that? who knows i
guess we will have to wait and see
Jonathon Springs Padron
Friday, April 02, 2004 at 23:17:20 (PST)
Secondly, this religion does not attack nor support religion. I'm sure
before this movie was ever released, it was shown to a bunch of super
religions people, in order to avoid some sort of loosely organized
social boycot of the movie so as not to diminish profits. No way would
Warner Bros allow for bad publicity in exchange to make a movie that
would pick a side on religions or the lack there of. This movie does
not in any way support the theory of God, or any other supreme being.
If anything it questioned the theory of god. The bible was originaly
written quite a long time ago. Of course there have been changes
revisions, and interpretations sine its creation. But none the less
you can tell when reading the bible that it was written in a time
that was lacking in scientific studies. The whole concept of religion
is to explain what cannot be explained, which is often explained with
faith. But once it is explained in a scientific manor, thus creates the
controvery and winged socio-religious protestors pushing for some sort
of government censorship.
The movie I think was a good idea, and I think it was well casted. I
also like how the movie, in the end, proved nothing either way on any
issues that they one arm tackled.
I did however like how realistic the storyline was when pertaining to
the government. Like for instance the line, "why buy one when you
can buy two for twice the price." It really takes a nice jab at
how horrible Uncle Sam is with what used to be our money. I think I'd
rather give an alcoholic thousands upon thousands of dollars annualy,
rather than dear ole' uncle sam.
I liked how Ellie, the main character had to testify in front of a
congressional commission. It was very realistics, because evertime
something happens to Uncle Sam or the United States, ie. 9/11 or Vietnam
War, they form a congressional committe. Why? I'm not sure. I think
everyone knows that they are just breeding grounds for everyone to
point fingers at everyone else, espically the other political party.
One quick question...how come everyone says THE government and not
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Friday, April 02, 2004 at 10:47:07 (PST)
i think that this movie is great, it demonstrates the passion that
those people have for their job, they enjoy it and they defend
their theories however they can.
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 12:23:42 (PST)
This is a good movie...confusing at times but good. It makes me
wonder if we will ever meet any intelligent life out there.
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 12:23:42 (PST)
i enjoyed the movie but it just proves that people spend their
life waiting for aleins when they don't exsisted.
Johnny B. Hi Buron
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 12:23:20 (PST)
This movie was strange and confusing that only Ellie was the
one that could know what Vega looks like that stinks.
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 10:09:24 (PST)
I think that science prooves shows that some "God" can't
make everything. When matters come together they can make beings,
whether it be a one celled organism or something larger, things
can be created. Also, anything can be evolutionized, so if it is
a one celled organism, give it a million years and it will be an
ape, another million years and it will be a human. This is what
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 09:53:33 (PST)
did you notice that the palm trees at the beach where ellie landed
were exactly the same as the ones she drew as a child.
And if they say that she fell right through the machine how can the
explain the energy build up inside to middle. Her dad also said to
her on the beach that "you are an interesting species". so
that could mean that here dad was actullay a vegan giving her hints
about future visits.
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 21:25:33 (PST)
i have watched this movie two times now, and i have enjoyed it both
times. I think "Contact" does a great good trying to explain
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 21:17:47 (PST)
In the movie Eillie is turned down from getting to go on the
"spinney thing" to represent the human population on earth, because
she does not believe in a "GOD". In the movie they state that 95%
of the earth population believe in a "God". In my point of view
someone who is not religious would better to represent earth
because if she every met the creatures who sent the message to earth
she would not be interfered with religious beliefs and not argue and
disagree with him.
I heard a story once of some missionaries who went into the
African bush and tried to convert and African tribe to Christians,
unfortunately the missionaries were sacrificed and ate.
Know if Eillie tried to argue with them and if they ate her that
would prove that she did in fact go to Vaga.
+ The creatures that sent the message from Vaga were under no
religious beliefs from what the movie said.
Peace out -uruk-hai-
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 17:21:26 (PST)
Hey, I read your post, I think that with the sucide bomber and
what not would happen. Plus there would be alot of rioting.
With religons and science together I think that It proves
that there is religon out there. There has to be something that
contributed to the galaxy, so why cant it be God or Budda, or
whomever you believe in?
Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at 16:10:31 (PST)
Hey heres a question:
"What do ya think would happen if something like that
was real? Ya know with the transporter and alien noise?"
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Monday, March 29, 2004 at 15:11:49 (PST)
Has anyone though about the fact that science and god could be
the same thing? Maybe what they are trying to show in this movie
is that God "promoted" science to let humans feel that
they have a sense of purpose on earth. But we'll never know I guess.
Oh and did you notice that the beach that Ellie drew as a child
and the one she traveled to were exactly alike?
Saturday, March 20, 2004 at 11:51:06 (PST)
I just saw the movie Contact in my science class, and I agree that
it has a lot of different views on 'Why science is done' and such
(we now have to write a paper on this) but I don't get what was
with the music-tinkling when she first got to the other planet. And
I don't really get the point of her going to the other planet.
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 20:41:41 (PST)
Neither? If anything, it says that both science and religion have
their place. It does make a point of distinguishing religion (Palmer)
from fanatism (Joseph), though.
Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 14:54:30 (PST)
here's a question"Does the Movie "Contact"attack
religion or support it?"
Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 21:40:37 (PST)
Could it be that the continued interest in such a film
is the start of a 'wake up call' from the previous MTV, X,
Y, and heck, the baby boomers generations?
Today, we are more intelligent than our previous generations
- I've grown out of a generation of false advertising, scams,
TVs, radio, and music.. and the
only utter sad thing that I have learnt from any message
that I will carry with me when I go to heaven (or a heavenly
place) is that beyond entertainment, there is
awe, wonder, and freedom, but we just can't see it.
And I think is because many of us dream the same dream but
cannot fulfill it by default.
I wonder if this experience is our spiritual gathering?
It would be interesting to note how many of us are alike
Saturday, February 28, 2004 at 11:16:33 (PST)
This movie was one of the most amazing movies I have ever seen
in my life. This website is great too, it helped understand so
many things I did not understand before, thankyou so much for
your help (I am also writing a paper on space and both of these
sources have been a great deal of help to me). ;)
Sunday, February 15, 2004 at 16:10:24 (PST)
I really enjoyed this movie but I just have one question about it. I was
wondering when she lands in the water after she falls though if she still
has her gloves on? Because when she was on the beach in Vega she took them
off to feel the sand. I tried to look closely at the movie but i still can't
figure it out. Can anyone help me?
Sunday, February 15, 2004 at 01:13:35 (PST)
Hi, I just watched the movie for 10th time, and i found it excellent.
I havent read all the commentaries about the movie, but as many of us,
noticed about part of the movie who perfectly lead to a second part, or
maybe a third one. I think as 1997, were the movie was relesead that,
wasnt much attention to second or third parts as we are today, after
such great movies (LOTR for example).
What I want to say is that
There will be a second part of this movie?
I hope it will, but at the same tiem, I fear of a very bad movie, based
in how to sell, more than how to impress. as most of the second movies
parts are being relesed
Good to know there is a webpage of these movie made by Fans
Good Job, and I ll be waiting for answers.
Friday, February 13, 2004 at 10:01:18 (PST)
They were in a beach because the beach drawing young Ellie did in the
beggining of the movie. The aliens were supposed to extract that from Ellie's memory.
The comment about Ellie's having her mothers hands can be just to reflect
the alien's intention to confort her.
Of course this is only an impression of mine, you should have your own ;)
A gret hug to all you fans of Contact out there!
Friday, February 06, 2004 at 10:42:09 (PST)
Freedom of Speech has to do with the *government* restricting free expression,
particularly dissent. This is a private server. Maybe your comment was
off-topic, like this one.
Friday, February 06, 2004 at 05:10:46 (PST)
Why my previous comments was deleted, how about freedom of speach?
Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 09:45:16 (PST)
Where can I get large wall art posters like those (or
similar) to the ones seen on Ellie's wall in Puerto Rico?
Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 18:02:35 (PST)
Does anyone know why when Ellie and the alien (who looked
like her father)were on the beach, he said that Ellie had
her mother's hands? I thought that sounded kind of random
and i couldn't figure out why he said it. If anyone has
an idea plz mention it...
my e-mail it firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, January 11, 2004 at 01:18:45 (PST)
I watched Contact for the first time when it came out, but
recently watched it again after a friend lent me the DVD. The
second time I watched it, however, I couldn't help but think
that the entire story is loosely based on Kierkegaard's Fear
and Trembling. Is anyone else familiar with this work and know
what I'm talking about? Does anyone know if Sagan was in fact
inspired by Fear and Trembling?
I first began thinking about it when I noticed that Palmer is
sort of a personification of the message Kierkegaard is trying
to convey with his book--that people are losing faith and that
faith has become a commodity (people are born into their
religions, not deciding them). Ellie, although she doesnt
know it, is the Knight of Faith (like Abraham in fear and
trembling)who is willing to make an extreme sacrifice based
on her faith in the unknown (which, one could argue, is simply
her manifestation of God).
Please if anyone has both seen the movie and read fear and
trembling and you agree with me or think im analyzing it too
much let me know! The similarities are so great that its killing me!
Thursday, January 08, 2004 at 06:35:32 (PST)
A little late but I want to wish you a good luck in this year
Happy New Year
Saturday, January 03, 2004 at 20:15:08 (PST)
I am sure this is a recuring question, but does anyone know
about the l\Lapis ring Ellie and her dad wear in the movie.
I'd really like to have one!
Mathew R MacLeod
Friday, January 02, 2004 at 01:17:33 (PST)
Contact was the movie for the common sickness called atheism.
Wathced this movie so many times but for the first time since
a born again christian i was filled with complete joy. The parts
i enjoyed the most were just simply how ellie was a scientist
and didn't believe in god. then she got the opportunity to go
to vega, during her "visions" she stated "O GOD"
Saw marvelous things, came back and in the court you hear science
challenging her own beliefs, the ones she knew to be real (in my
words science is a childs beleif, someone who can't think out of
the box) and just hearing her words would change anyones heart to
know that there is a god and he created all of us! Bible states
that god created the heavans and the earth whether you believe
is a matter of faith, the faith that was presented so many times
in the movie !! god bless us. words of advice anyone who wants to
know Christ just invite him into your heart! I have so much to
say but i might lose the interest of you guys! If you wanna
"Contact" me at my homepage or make a friend from a long
distance away plz i'm so very lonely hehehe !!!