History Film / Contact

20th Jun '16 12:17:12 PM WrongVerb
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In a movie making money for Hollywood by portraying aliens, Ellie says, "Beg for some of that Hollywood money! They've been making money off aliens for years."
27th May '16 10:02:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* YouImaginedIt: Or so Ellie's led to [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Gaslighting believe.]]
27th May '16 12:12:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* KnightTemplar: The [[BlondGuysAreEvil blond-haired]] fundamentalist [[spoiler:who blows up the first FTL device with a SuicideAttack.]]

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* KnightTemplar: The [[BlondGuysAreEvil blond-haired]] blond-haired fundamentalist [[spoiler:who blows up the first FTL device with a SuicideAttack.]]
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.
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