History Film / Contact

19th Oct '17 12:54:44 PM dunicha
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** He even builds a duplicate of ancient Babylon in upstate New York and arranges to have prostitution legalized so that he can run an adult theme park.

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** He In the book, he even builds a duplicate of ancient Babylon in upstate New York and arranges to have prostitution legalized so that he can run an adult theme park.
19th Oct '17 12:46:53 PM dunicha
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* ActivationSequence: There's a long sequence showing The Machine being activated for Ellie's flight. The rings are slowly spun up, the control center keeps checking for updates as to their status, and Ellie tries to inform them how the Machine is behaving with each new phase. They almost call it off, but finally go through with it when they barely make out Ellie's "OK to go" through the storm of interference the things is producing.

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* ActivationSequence: There's a long sequence showing The Machine being activated for Ellie's flight. The rings are slowly spun up, the control center keeps checking for updates as to their status, and Ellie tries to inform them how the Machine is behaving with each new phase. They almost call it off, but finally go through with it when they barely make out Ellie's "OK to go" through the storm of interference the things thing is producing.
17th Jan '17 6:28:50 PM Mdumas43073
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Not to be confused with the unrelated game ''VideoGame/{{Contact}},'' the unrelated pinball ''Pinball/{{Contact}},'' or the trope FirstContact.

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Not to be confused with the unrelated game ''VideoGame/{{Contact}},'' the unrelated pinball ''Pinball/{{Contact}},'' or the trope FirstContact.
FirstContact. Or ''Series/ThreeTwoOneContact''.
12th Dec '16 7:47:34 PM starwolf
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Ellie herself before The Message arrives. Everyone agrees on her brilliance, but her SETI ideas are pretty out there. Some rumors about her behavior don't help.

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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Ellie herself before The Message arrives. Everyone agrees on her brilliance, but her SETI ideas are pretty [[IncrediblyLamePun out there.there]]. Some rumors about her behavior don't help.



'''Kent:'''Staring at static on TV for hours at a time. Listening to washing machines. Did you really think these stories wouldn’t get out?\\

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'''Kent:'''Staring '''Kent:''' Staring at static on TV for hours at a time. Listening to washing machines. Did you really think these stories wouldn’t get out?\\
4th Dec '16 8:43:40 PM starwolf
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-->'''Kent:''' These are government-owned telescopes, they can lease them to whomever they want, and they don’t want the high priestess of the desert using them anymore.
'''Ellie:''' What?
'''Kent:'''Staring at static on TV for hours at a time. Listening to washing machines. Did you really think these stories wouldn’t get out?

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-->'''Kent:''' These are government-owned telescopes, they can lease them to whomever they want, and they don’t want the high priestess of the desert using them anymore.
anymore.\\
'''Ellie:''' What?
What?\\
'''Kent:'''Staring at static on TV for hours at a time. Listening to washing machines. Did you really think these stories wouldn’t get out?out?\\
4th Dec '16 8:41:30 PM starwolf
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Ellie herself before The Message arrives. Everyone agrees on her brilliance, but her SETI ideas are pretty out there. Some rumors about her behavior don't help.
-->'''Kent:''' These are government-owned telescopes, they can lease them to whomever they want, and they don’t want the high priestess of the desert using them anymore.
'''Ellie:''' What?
'''Kent:'''Staring at static on TV for hours at a time. Listening to washing machines. Did you really think these stories wouldn’t get out?
'''Ellie:''' I was looking for patterns in the chaos, come on!
10th Nov '16 10:04:34 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Averted. The so-called 'Vegans' make contact with a signal based on mathematics. When the National Security Advisor asks why these SufficientlyAdvancedAliens don't just communicate in English, Arroway responds that 70% of Earth's population speak other languages. "Mathematics is the only true universal language." Also the schematics for the FTL machine don't match up [[spoiler:until it's realised they're three-dimensional.]]

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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Averted. The so-called 'Vegans' make contact with a signal based on mathematics. When the National Security Advisor asks why these SufficientlyAdvancedAliens don't just communicate in English, Arroway responds that 70% of Earth's population speak other languages.languages (the video it's embedded in was in German in any case). "Mathematics is the only true universal language." Also the schematics for the FTL machine don't match up [[spoiler:until it's realised they're three-dimensional.]]


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* HollywoodLaw: There's no way the fact that the recording held 18 hours of static, thus proving the core of Ellie's claims beyond question, wouldn't have come out in the hearing at the end. The idea that even Ellie wasn't aware of this is especially ludicrous.
2nd Oct '16 7:45:38 PM CaptainVideo
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* RasterVision: Featured frequently, with a whole scene dedicated to showing a science team trying to make sense of a TV signal from deep space.
5th Sep '16 8:07:16 PM CobaltJacket
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* AMinorKidroduction: Eleanor, for the first several minutes of the movie.
3rd Sep '16 3:23:47 PM BrendanRizzo
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* BrokenAesop: After the [[{{Anvilicious}} laborious effort]] to establish total equivalence between faith in religion and faith in science - representing both as mere personal choice in the absence of any hard evidence - the film breaks that [[AnAesop Aesop]] by [[spoiler: definitively showing that Arroway, as opposed to the more religious characters across the aisle, actually ''has some evidence'' of her claims, and the evidence is being suppressed by the government officials involved]].

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* BrokenAesop: After the [[{{Anvilicious}} laborious effort]] to establish total equivalence between faith in religion and faith in science - representing both as mere personal choice in the absence of any hard evidence - the film breaks that [[AnAesop Aesop]] by [[spoiler: definitively showing that Arroway, as opposed to the more religious characters across the aisle, actually ''has some evidence'' of her claims, and the evidence is being suppressed by the government officials involved]]. Granted, Sagan would probably have approved.
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