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hhs student
Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 22:30:27 (PST)

i love this movie! i forget who mentioned this earlier in the blog but i too am interested in the line "you have your mothers hands" -vagan father. as the previous blogger mentioned, the vagans only know what Dr. E knows (as they took her thoughts and memories) so how could they know anything about the doctors mother? i have 3 proposals. first and least interesting of them is that perhaps eleanor had a memory of her father saying this and the vagan was simply repeating this comment. second, perhaps this is hinting that there is a higher power and this is eleanors way of realizing what palmer realized when he found god. finally, maybe this has some philosophical meaning such as this has happened before and is not as the vagan says, "the first step" or that the vagans want to convey to eleanor that there is more to learn and she does not quite understand everything yet. what do you guys think. as a final thought i lke how this movie comes to a happy ending of sorts when the viewer understands that eleanor knows what happened was not a hallucination when she receives the new grants to build 40 more dishes at the very large array. (sorry this was a bit badly phrased but its late so im tired)

Monday, December 27, 2010 at 03:22:10 (PST)

I love this movie . . . very thought-provoking! However, in the Celestial Event scene, Elli says "Bolishvie . . . they should have sent a poet!" and the subtitle says "Poettry . . . they should have sent a poet!" I'm not sure that I've spelled Bolishvie correctly, but does anyone know of a poet with a similar name? I'm really tired of incorrect subtitle references like this!

Cleber de Souza Bezerra
Sunday, December 26, 2010 at 09:17:22 (PST)

Contact is my favorite movie. Not the best, but it's totally me. People's opinions about the movie say a lot about their personalities and who they really are.

Contact lover
Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 21:09:27 (PST)

I have to agree with don i reeeeaaly wish i knew what the backwards C means

Thursday, December 09, 2010 at 08:14:21 (PST)

If a sequel was announced tomorrow, everybody would say how much sense it makes. The subject, are we alone, is timeless. Lets face it, the world knows that the machine exists and awaits a sequel in that harbor in Japan. So, in the world of movies, the machine is something akin to the flying saucers that crashed(?) in Roswell. The truth is being kept from us, and it has. What was it, 18 hours of static on Arroway's video recorder?

Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 12:10:16 (PDT)

we found 4 backward C's--the three mentioned in the comments below, plus when she visits with the alien/her father, right before she heads back to earth, in the stars in the sky there is another backward C. wish i knew for sure what the symbol means

Friday, October 22, 2010 at 23:35:59 (PDT)

According to the book, what Ellie sees after she says, "they're alive" is the relay station that received the Tv signal from earth and then sent back the message.

Contact lover
Friday, October 22, 2010 at 17:29:53 (PDT)

This movie is out of this world! Any- body who does not like this movie is totally mental. If you think Twilight is cooler than Contact, no effence yur lame. I LOVE CONTACT!

Contact lover
Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 16:08:00 (PDT)

I love Contact alot! My favorite part is when Hadden tells Dr Arroway that thers another machine! WANNA TAKE A RIDE?

Friday, September 17, 2010 at 13:54:08 (PDT)

I have a nagging question about one seen in the movie. When Elli is traveling through the worm hole and at one of sudden stops, I believe it is the one that she says "they're alive", she suddenly looks up and there appears to be an object there and then she is darted away. Is that supposed to be an alien ship? I freeze framed it and cannot get a clue on what it is.

Saturday, August 07, 2010 at 09:28:19 (PDT)

love the movie and the conflict within.. I wish they make another one... i want this story to continue

Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 09:15:48 (PDT)

That is a bit of a stretch, Lix. I am beginning to think that the rings and popcorn/sand patterns were just little artistic flourishes that mean something only to the person who made them. Has anyone read the book? I haven't. I wonder if these things appear in the book.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 at 22:40:38 (PDT)

I just rewatched this movie, and what a movie it (still) is! My thoughts from the original post question is that the aliens may have killed the father and forced the popcorn he was bringing up to land in the pattern that would reveal their stellar coordinates to the main character. Because they (aliens) did not realize how emotional humans can be during the loss of a loved one, they decided to send a digital signal instead of repeating their first mistake...it's a long shot I know... Any other thoughts?

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at 14:00:06 (PDT)

@ richard23427
Eli and her father are wearing the same ring just because it the same one ring that Eli's father "left for her" after he passed away...
About the ring that Kent (the blind guy) is wearing, is just alike...

Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 14:52:35 (PDT)

Does anyone have an idea as to the significance of the matching rings worn by Ellie and her father? I think the blind astronomer (sorry, I forgot his name)also has one. Also, there was a pattern made by the spilled popcorn when Ellie's dad died which was repeated in her dad (alien) sifts sand through his fingers on the beach. Any ideas?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 10:55:58 (PDT)

Question...what is the crescent in the pop corn and in the sand in her hand...what is the significance?

T. Johnson
Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 18:37:15 (PDT)

Ellie: You know, there are 400 billion stars out there, just in our galaxy alone. If only one out of a million of those had planets, all right, and if just one out of a million of those had life, and if just one out of a million of those had intelligent life, there would be literally millions of civilizations out there.
Palmer: Well, if there wasn't, it would be an awful waste of space.

Is it just me or does this math NOT add up
1 in a million of 400 Billion is 400,000 (planets)..."if just one million of those had life (well now we are down to less than one....) so I guess I don't get it in the context of "our Galaxy"...maybe of the script was written differently...anyway...Loved the movie...have always been bothered by that quote...


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