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Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at 17:15:04 (PST)

I wanted to mark the 10th anniversary of Sagan's passing. I just got a job at NASA this past year, and his influence is part of the reason that I'm here.

Saturday, December 02, 2006 at 12:24:17 (PST)

Did any of you participate in the official Contact website chat room when the movie was first released?

Saturday, December 02, 2006 at 12:20:44 (PST)

I'm amazed that there are still people so enthusiastic about this movie ten years later. It just shows how some movies can be so much apart of us.

Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 17:39:51 (PDT)


Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 17:14:22 (PDT)

What was the name of the crash/test dummy?

Mr. Smith
Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at 16:12:56 (PDT)

This movie is so cool... I love it. Jodie Foster is a great actress.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 18:23:58 (PDT)

I'm in the Air Force and yes...that plane used in the movie does exist. Its a Navy/Marine plane. Very few of them exist due to the costs and because better planes are being built and used as I type this.

Back to the movie.....EVERYONE MUST READ THE BOOK!!!

The book answers alot of the repeated questions on here.

The aliens recreated her childhood painting and her father so she would not panic. This was humans first contact with an alien and they knew to approach it slowly.

They also know that we are not completely ready for more in our current timeline. They know that we have too many beliefs and some are still actually willing to kill for those beliefs. Humanity still has a long way to go before we can truly rid ourselves of believing in fake creators. Eventually we will learn that science proves all....mathmatically. Math is the one thing you can NEVER prove wrong. Its impossible to do so.

One of the best movie/book to date!!!!

Saturday, August 05, 2006 at 20:09:34 (PDT)

This is probably the ONLY movie that intrigued me SO MUCH that I couldn't find anything wrong with it. And believe you me... I've seen it six times crawling through it with a fine tooth comb just looking for something to pick apart.

But all I ended up doing was pick my own brain apart trying to find that something... (* GRIN *)

This movie makes the viewer ask so many questions, ponder so many things, challenges many of the basic concepts which we (as humans) consider or tend to believe to be true, but in which we have no real factual evidence to prove... "blind faith (if you will)" in that we blindly believe things to be true regardless of whether they are provable or not just because that's what many of us want to believe is true.

I really enjoyed every part of the movie... all the way to the end when Jody Foster (Ellie) conscribes to Occam's Razor theory that the simplest explanation tends to be the best scientifically sheerly due to the fact that she had no supporting evidence to back up her experience.

But the kicker of that movie which really knocked my shoes off was that very last part where the video tape which she had turned on all the time in the time-travel machine had nothing but static noise on it... several hours worth even though she wasn't in the pod for that amount of time.

At first, I thought it might just be the standard static that comes on all new VCR tapes, but she only had the camera on for a short period of time. Thus there should have been some kind of change between the time the Camera was actually ON and the time after it was turned OFF.

Of course, this is a movie... but you can get so wrapped up into it that you forget about it being a movie and just want to follow the story through to the end wondering in bewilderment where it will lead.

The movie was brilliantly concieved, very thoroughly and thoughtfully planned and layed out and sticks to facts through out from beginning to end in an attempt to prove everything. It includes so many real facts that it only adds credibility to that which is fiction.

I loved it and will probably watch it again and again at least another 6-10 times.


Jonathan Cassidy
Friday, June 23, 2006 at 18:00:34 (PDT)

Is there a connection between The Machine and our bodies? I see it. Does anyone else?

Jonathan Cassidy

Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 22:52:39 (PDT)

this was a very interesting movie, at first when i saw this movie i thought it was really boring but when the movie went on i was really attached to it! i really think this is a good movie, this movie has inspired me! i want to study science and technology, i love my science class!
i saw this movie in my 7th grade science just last year and now in my 8th grade year i finally found it and i am going to buy it, cause i really like this movie!
one question though how did you come up with a movie this intereting?

Ella of the Philippines
Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 08:12:39 (PDT)

The movie and the novel had been a big life-changer of mine. It opened my eyes to a much larger pace and it made me hold on stronger to my convictions. Ironically, this "sci-fi" story had taught me more about life, love and faith than other religious documents (no offense). Im not asking for a sequel to the movie. I think the movie should be left un-sequeled, but I encourage others to read the book to have a deeper view on the hole story. I cant imagine my life without having bumped into this story.

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 22:02:33 (PDT)

I suggest you all read the following paper:


It examines the technical hurdles involved in an interstellar communication link via radio. For those of you interested in radio astronomy and SETI, it provides a solid theoretical foundation. In particular, it analyzes several examples of how to practically communicate with other star systems.

Iulius from Romania
Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 01:13:45 (PDT)

I couldn't figure out why she made stops along the way

I think "they" wanted to give her the measure of infinity; what sensations could she gain in an no-stop direct travel ro the "enviroment" she landed in the end?...

(sorry if my english is kind of rusty, i'm from Romania. Thx)

Was there something specific I was supposed to learn about Ellie's comments as she was flying through each wormhole?

Yes, something very specific I would say; and that is, in an wormhole time is no longer linear, the distorsions of it creating hypotetically strange effects. As coexisting two different moments of your timeline (life) in the same space - because the words u bearly understand are words from next frames of the movie. "I did not belive..." if i remember correctly, is one of the sentences she say then, and later a few minutes, when she see the entire Galaxy. Too sad i dont have the movie recorded so i can verify that one.

Is this because the pod wasn't meant to include a chair at all, as Ellie suggested earlier in the film?

Exactly that's why. :)

When Ellie finally lands, what is the significance of the "goo" she touches when she reaches out toward the beautiful scenery? It seems to be all around her -- it is her pod, transformed? Is it a device or room that the aliens have created in order to reflect an environment she can emotionally digest? If so, why does her "father" seem so real, real enough that she can touch him and he can kiss her? It's as if he walked through the "goo" walls and became concrete, yet the alien is taking the form of something it isn't... Or is it an alien at all? Why would an alien be interested in kissing her on the forehead to make her feel better? Was it just reading Ellie's thoughts and doing what she so desperately wanted or is the "alien" really her father? Was the alien world really heaven?

Here u touched the most difficult and phylosophic part of the entire movie. Hope my English knowdledges help me trough that one!....
Well, first of all the whole journey could be a suggested one from the "aliens", lets say it could be an induced dream in a 16 hours long suspended fraction of a second, because it's obvious time was somehow extended there (the camera recorded 16 hours of noise), but it's not clear that tha capsule with Ellie really traveled! maybe in that suspended momen, Ellie had a dream - controlled by THEM - and the whole machine was in fact just a "time stopper" and/or an dream receiver?... fact is, that in dreams that landscape or feeling u touch somebody can be achieved, in a dream sky can be translucid and near, the dream is the best way possible to communicate with a person if someone could induce it and controll it.

The alien is her father in the same way as you or a star or any form of energy can be my father, deceased in y 2000... because the primary form of existing, and i understand here the subtile energetic form, is maybe for ever, never to dissapear entirely, and the soule can be integrated part of the entire universe or of God - who knows?

Anciend hindu had that theory, that God made the world by modeling himself. So u and me and the stars and the sand or grass, we all are made from His body and energy. Bible say: no sandkorn moves without knowdledge of God. Connect the two, and Bible is true because evan the sandkorn is God. So - was it Ellies father?

It was God, it was an alien, it was Ellies father - it was all together maybe, whatever... :)

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:05:01 (PDT)

I've always loved this movie ever since I was little. I saw it tonight on HBO and I finally understood what happened! WOW. I can't wait to watch it again. (I always wondered why the dad was there or what happened...:S)

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 20:04:37 (PDT)

I've always loved this movie ever since I was little. I saw it tonight on HBO and I finally understood what happened! WOW. I can't wait to watch it again. (I always wondered why the dad was there or what happened...:S)

Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 16:46:51 (PDT)

Is there anyway that we can make Hollywood make the sequel to this movie? This is one of the best movies...the dialoque, the acting (LOVE JODIE! especially at the court hearing at the end), and the cinematography. SEQUEL! SEQUEL! SEQUEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please.

Drew(South Africa)
Sunday, April 16, 2006 at 02:33:57 (PDT)

All time favorite movie. i love jodie foster. will keep n watching it forever

Thursday, March 09, 2006 at 15:43:11 (PST)

I really loved the movie, I never get tired of it. I think it touches everyone on their own way and beliefs.

Monday, February 20, 2006 at 10:51:39 (PST)

Does anyone know what type of plane was used to transport Jody Foster to the ship in the movie "Contact"?


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