#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway has long been interested in contact to faraway lands, a love fostered in her childhood by her father, Ted Arroway (David Morse), who died when she was nine-years-old, leaving her orphaned. Her current work in monitoring for extraterrestrial life is based on that love and is in part an homage to her father. Ever since funding from the National Science Foundation (N.S.F.) was pulled on her work, which is referred to some, including her N.S.F. superior David Drumlin (Tom Skerritt), as more science fiction than science, Ellie, with a few of her rogue scientist colleagues, have looked for funding from where ever they could get it to continue their work. When Ellie and her colleagues hear chatter originating from the vicinity of the star Vega, Ellie feels vindicated. But that vindication is short lived when others, including politicians, the military, religious leaders, and other scientists, such as Drumlin, try to take over her work. When the messages received from space are decoded, the project takes on a whole new dimension, which strengthens for Ellie the quest for the truth. Thrown into the mix are the unknown person who has up until now funded most of Ellie’s work and what his motivations are, and Palmer Joss (Matthew McConaughey), a renowned author and theologian, who despite their fundamental differences in outlook, is mutually attracted to Ellie, that attraction based in part on intellect and their common goal of wanting to know the truth.
Plot: Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.
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WOW!!!! There is Intelligence in Hollywood!
My only regret about CONTACT is that I didn’t see it in a theater.
This movie works on so many levels. It is a fabulously balanced concoction of thrills, suspense, action, politics, acting & characterization, awe, and…(ahem)…INTELLIGENCE! (And not just the alien kind!)
Some have compared this movie to 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY…with, perhaps, some justification. There certainly are more than just passing similarities. However, whereas 2001 relied on hardware to (almost) the exclusion of all else and placed a greater emphasis on “spectacle”, CONTACT strives for more substance on the human and sociological level. It touches one’s emotions in a way that most movies never attempt to, much less succeed. In this, CONTACT could just as well be compared to Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece, E.T. But whereas E.T. was meant to wake up the “child” in us, CONTACT succeeds in waking us to the next level! This most definitely is THE movie for BRAINIACS!
I rate CONTACT a STRONG 8 out of 10.
Carl Sagan’s Late Life Capitulation After Misleading so Many
A pretty good mainstream blockbuster that is sort of a dumbed down, thinking man’s, philosophical, science-fiction story of (first) Contact with ex-terrestrials. It is Carl Sagan’s penance for misleading so many people. In the end he tried to make amends concerning his weak kneed “scientific” explanation that there has been no visitation because there is no physical proof, and they couldn’t get here from there.
You see, early in his career he “dared” to postulate that maybe this UFO thing needs some serious scientific study. But caving to peer pressure he soon learned that if he was going to be taken as a serious scientist, that open minded view was taboo and his career would find itself in a black hole.
He was a dedicated debunker and intellectual fraud, and late in life he made a feeble attempt to ponder, at least the possibility, that well, maybe just maybe there might be something to this thing after all. Unlike his colleague J. Allen Hynek who devoted his life to uncovering the truth, Sagan took the safe path of least resistance and became a NASA and Academic hack.
The movie is entertaining if not deep, although it pretends to be. But with such a mediocre Director it cannot be anything but a popcorn delivery system. That’s OK, but one wishes for a little more intellect and a lot more creativity when such a subject is approached.
By the way if anyone doubts that the Government, and religious and scientific leaders for that matter, with its control the populace policies would handle this in any other way, just search for “The Brooking’s Report” on ET contact and discoveries. It basically stated that if this fact were made public there would be economic and religious collapse and world wide anarchy. Carl Sagan “believed” this until it was safe not to, shame on you “Dr.” Sagan.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 30 min (150 min)
Genre Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Director Robert Zemeckis
Writer James V. Hart, Michael Goldenberg, Carl Sagan
Actors Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 14 wins & 31 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex System 65 Studio Camera, Panavision System 65 Lenses, Beaumont VistaVision Camera, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA (65 mm footage), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (35 mm footage) (color) (prints)
Film Length 4,101 m (Sweden), 4,206 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, EXR 200T 5293), 65 mm (composite shots), 8 mm (childhood film scenes), Video (TV scenes)
Cinematographic Process Betacam SP (TV scenes), Panavision (anamorphic), Spherical (Cape Canaveral TV interview footage), Super 8 (8 mm footage), VistaVision (special effects) (steadycam)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 2386)