Contact (1997)

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Contact (1997)

realintheory
Great website !

At the end of Contact our heroine drops through the 'space gate' meets her dead dad/friendly alien.. then comes 'back' to earth.

Or did she.. there's no recording of the event.. so it's just her word..

Mmmm...what to do next ?

a. Have some wordy, dramatic, bureaucratic  investigation into the whole thing and debate the philosophy of science v. religion

or

b. Set that flipping space gate to spin mode, drop someone else through and see what happens the second time
ROT
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ROT
This is the problem with trying to make a movie from a book with a well thought out but complex plot.

In the book the machine was described as a means to tap into the transport system used by those who created the message. Those who sent the message controlled the transport. The movie vaguely shows this, as Arroway is transported from system to system before her encounter with the alien who talks to her. What the movie doesn't make clear, but the book does, is that the aliens were not going to let humans use the transport system again any time soon.

So, what was originally a solid plot is now a hole (probably because the producers thought the description of how the machine works was too "sciencey").
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Re: Contact (1997)

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The bigger problem is that the video recorder had 18 hours on it, as they notice.  Did no one think to check this fairly obvious point sooner, and will the government cover it up?
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FunFXGuy
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Yes, at $100 a drop, you too can meet Arroway's dad for a session of "wind Surfing". Just have the consortium pay their utility bill. Or they could sell the machine to Six Flags, move it next to Superman the Ride, pipe carnival music into the pod for riders to enjoy during each drop. Exit into a gift shop/food stand where they would be quite hungry from their 18 hour trip (no expensive congressional inquiry necessary).