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26th Apr '16 11:58:43 AM Mario1995
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* DeathGlare: Joseph at Ellie.

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* DeathGlare: Done twice by Joseph to Ellie. First at Ellie.a protest against the SETI project in Utah, and second at [[spoiler:the Kennedy Space Center before detonating a suicide bomb to destroy the machine]].


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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The religious fanatic Joseph gives a DeathGlare to Ellie during protests against SETI's machine project. [[spoiler:This is the same glare he delivers to Ellie again while at Kennedy Space Center, just before blowing up the machine]].
25th Apr '16 1:04:57 PM Mario1995
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* OhCrap: Ellie when she see's Joseph doing a DeathGlare at her in the station.
25th Apr '16 12:59:35 PM Mario1995
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Dr. Drumlin.]] In the novel, he [[spoiler: died saving Ellie, causing greatly mixed feelings in her.]] He was still a jerk, but she remembers that [[IWishedYouWereDead she wished he was dead]].

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Dr. Drumlin.]] In the novel, he [[spoiler: died saving Ellie, causing greatly mixed feelings in her.]] He was still a jerk, but she remembers that [[IWishedYouWereDead she wished he was dead]]. In the film, [[spoiler:he is killed along with several others by a suicide bomber disguised as a mechanic, and even though he gets a funeral, he's still hard to sympathize with given he tried to screw over Ellie]].
3rd Feb '16 12:40:26 AM bificommander
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* VillainousValor: Drumlin has his moments. When an angry Arroway barrels down on him with her jeep, Drumlin calmly stands in the middle of the road while everyone else dives for cover. [[spoiler: Foreshadows his death when he tries and fails to stop the suicide bomber.]]
28th Dec '15 10:14:21 AM rjung
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Not to be confused with the unrelated game ''VideoGame/{{Contact}}'' or the trope FirstContact.

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Not to be confused with the unrelated game ''VideoGame/{{Contact}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Contact}},'' the unrelated pinball ''Pinball/{{Contact}},'' or the trope FirstContact.
5th Sep '15 6:03:29 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"Some kind of celestial event. No... no words. No words to describe it. Poetry! [[TheWorldIsJustAwesome They should have sent a poet.]] So beautiful. So beautiful... I had no idea."''

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->''"Some kind of celestial event. No... no words. No words to describe it. Poetry! [[TheWorldIsJustAwesome They should have sent a poet.]] poet. So beautiful. So beautiful... I had no idea."''
5th Sep '15 6:03:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* LadyInRed: Ellie wears a burgundy outfit when speaking about her "trip." It is intentionally the same color as the outfit Hadden is wearing when they first meet.
23rd Jul '15 4:54:04 PM MRAustin
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** [[NotSoDifferent In some ways]] Ellie Arroway is this herself, except her cause is ForScience.

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** [[NotSoDifferent In some ways]] Ellie Arroway is this herself, except her cause is ForScience. Critically, she has sufficient self-awareness to ''recognise this tendency in herself,'' and acknowledge that she might in fact be mistaken: "Is it possible that it didn't happen? Yes. As a scientist, I must concede that, I must volunteer that."
14th Jun '15 6:41:38 AM Illythr
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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 univeral 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. "Mathematics is the only true univeral universal language." Also the schematics for the FTL machine don't match up [[spoiler:until it's realised they're three-dimensional.]]
31st May '15 11:13:49 AM TheRoguePenguin
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* SillyRabbitIdealismIsForKids: After Drumlin is selected over Arroway because her atheism turned off the selection panel (he learned from her mistake and professed a belief in God), he tells her that he wishes the world were a place where her honesty were rewarded, not taken advantage of as he did.



* WhamLine: "Why build one when you can build ''two''...?", followed in the end with another: "Wanna take a ride?"

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* WhamLine: WhamLine:
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"Why build one when you can build ''two''...?", followed in the end with another: "Wanna take a ride?"
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