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Contact Movie Explained in Film Criticism Course Forum

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      Contact movie explained in film criticism course forum for ESL students to practice writing and speaking and receive professional feedback on a weekly basis. Join LELB Society’s students and members to analyze and summarize great movies.

      Contact movie explained

      “Contact” is a film that takes place at the intersection of science, politics and faith. Those are three subjects that don’t always fit easily together. In the film, an alien intelligence transmits an image of three pages of encrypted symbols. It is clear where the corners of each page are. It is also clear that the three corners are intended to come together in some way to make single image. Scientists are baffled in their attempts to bring the pages together. The solution, when we see it, provides an Eureka Moment. It is so simple, and yet so difficult to conceive of. It may be intended as a sort of intelligence test.

      Source: https://www.rogerebert.com/

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      Contact movie explained summary

      Contact offers an inspired and inspiring close encounter with the ineffable mystery that lies at the heart of each individual and at the core of the majestic universe. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) is a driven American astronomer using highly sophisticated radio telescopes to search for extraterrestrial intelligence. When she picks up a message from Vega, a star 26 light years away, scientists from around the world join her in an effort to decipher the continuing communications. Eventually, they discover instructions for building a machine for intergalactic travel.

      Source: https://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/

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      Armaghan Houshmand

      My score to this movie is 8.8.
      There is something uncertain when it comes to Sci-fi/Alien movies, you can’t be sure how it’s gonna end the story, or whether it’s gonna be disappointing at the end or not.
      But this one “contact” didn’t disappoint me. It was really interesting and inspiring. The acting was amazing, the connection between Ellie and Pulmmer was insane, and also I really liked the collaboration between members of SETI project.
      It contained beautiful dialogues too.’ The universe is a pretty big place. If it’s just us, seems like an awful waste of space.’
      Such a pity that Carl Sagan didn’t get the chance to watch the movie.

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      This is one of the best Sci-Fi movies I’ve ever watched, and for this reason, I score it 9 of 10. This generous rating is because after watching the film, I was thinking about the theme and its message for a very long time, and I can say I’m still haunted and influenced by its message.
      It’s no wonder that Carl Sagan is beyond the story. The first time I watched the film, I was not aware of this point until the end of the movie when it was written “For Carl”. Then I searched on the internet and found out that the film was based on Carl Sagan’s novel.

      This artistic work taught me how infinitesimal we are in the whole universe, and at the same time, how influential we could be in spite of our limitations. The casting of this film was so successful in getting this message across to the viewers, especially the protagonist, Jodie Foster, with her idiosyncratic acting style.

    • #114346
      Soroosh Houshmand

      No no no.
      It was so bad.
      Don’t like it .
      2 out of 10.

    • #114347
      Farhang Hooshmand

      I think that the message is great. It made me think deeply. I think the director and actors all did it well and wrer able to showed this great message to viewers.

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