MILKY WAY GALAXY
of hot, blue-white light...
light. Far too big to be artificial, by human standards
-- then silently convulses. A lost chord. We SWING
a MUFFLED, PULSING sound; like a DISTANT, BOOMING
age five seconds, opens her eyes wide. In the b.g., we
softly to the nurse.
You can call it, Nan. Mark time of
birth as... 12:
(looking down at the
Happy New Year, little lady.
(to the nurse)
Tell Ted he has a girl.
office door. Numb.
BABY'S TINY HAND
clasps its mother's finger.
street, his FOOTSTEPS ECHOING...
DEEP SPACE - MESSAGE
dial on what we now see is an old shortwave RADIO.
CQ CQ WR2 GFO... WR2 GFO, come back.
CQ WR2 GFO, do you copy?
I'm not getting anything.
front of the short-wave, her feet dangling from the stool.
He puts his hands on her shoulders.
Small moves, Captain, small moves.
I can't move any smaller.
'Hey Jude'; that's where they're
turns the dial -- suddenly --
RADIO VOICE (V.O.)
Copy... WRS GFO...
W2P KLD talking... what's your
handle, WR2 GFO?
What do I do?
Talk to him.
But what do I say?
Just be yourself, Captain. Find out
where he is.
Where are you calling from, W2P KLD,
Synopsis: Contact is a 1997 American science fiction drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is a film adaptation of Carl Sagan's 1985 novel of the same name; Sagan and his wife Ann Druyan wrote the story outline for the film. Jodie Foster portrays the film's protagonist, Dr. Eleanor "Ellie" Arroway, a SETI scientist who finds strong evidence of extraterrestrial life and is chosen to make first contact. The film also stars Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, Tom Skerritt, William Fichtner, John Hurt, Angela Bassett, Jake Busey, and David Morse.