Contact Film Opening Sequence

Read here about a film that was produced and distributed that relates to matters about scale.


A three minute video zooming out from planet Earth. On the audio track we hear Earth’s radio transmissions in approximate historical order back to the earliest radio broadcasts. The soundtrack then fades into some music. At the end we see the whole view as a reflection on the back of the retina within a young girl’s eye.

Contact was released in (1997), it is a 150 min dramatic production. Synopsis: "Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine." Director: Robert Zemeckis, Writers: Carl Sagan (novel), Carl Sagan (story), and others; Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey and Tom Skerritt.

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