Analysis Of The Movie Contact


The Warner Bros. movie Contact, based on the novel by famous
Astronomer Carl Sagan, is a fascinating journey through the human mind and
attempts to answer the question that humans have been asking since the dawn
of time, "Are we alone in the Universe?" The movie describes with amazing
accuracy the lives of astronomers and researchers who work for the SETI
program and other similar projects that explore the possibilities of
receiving extra terrestrial radio signals. Ellie Arroway (portrayed by
Jodie Foster), the main character of the movie refers to the historic event
upon which the movie is based, contact with an alien civilization as one of
the most significant events in human history ...

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did not deal with the Cold War
politics that Sagan's book dealt with mainly because of the release date of
this movie. The movie was made well after the end of the Cold War and the
efforts to build a space pod for space travel is depicted as being an
international effort.
The feasibility of the events in Contact is not too far from
reality.
The movie makes the assumption that the alien civilization that contacted
us is far more advanced than humans. If contact was made today it could
only be achieved with the assistance of a civilization far more advanced
than our human race. Radio and television signals have been travelling in
space for over 60 years and an alien civilization that is 100 light years
away would first have to be able to recognize the waves and be able to
interpret them as being signals from another civilization and respond to
them accordingly. Everything before the construction of an alien vessel to
transport a human through space seems very possible. ...

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