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  • 1997 ----- color ----- 150 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Robert Zemeckis, screenplay by Michael Goldenberg, James V. Hart, based on the story by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan and the novel by Carl Sagan; with Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, Angela Bassett) When you look up in the sky late at night, do you ever have the feeling that another being is doing the same thing light years away? How could there be so many stars and no other life than just us? It would be a terrible waste of space, wouldn't it? Personal identification, the existence of God, the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, love, death, etc. are common threads in written science-fiction, and have been for years. To find them in a commercial Hollywood sci-fi flick is nothing short of fiction itself, but what would one expect from Carl Sagan. It is a film, not unlike 2001: A Space Odyssey which sets its own tempo and demands that we as audience relax and "let it work." [Letterboxed] (Closed-Captioned) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
  • Topics: (Aero/Astronautics, Astronomy, Literature: American, Motion Pictures: Features)