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Film review

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Read this review about the movie 'Contact' and choose the word which best completes each gap.



'Contact' is probably one of the best science fiction films of recent years, and deserves a place alongside classeics such as Kubrick's 2001 or Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind. This (1) ....... of Sagan's best-selling 1985 novel is exceptionally well suited to the (2) ....... screen and the special effects are (3) ....... . It is expertly directed by Robert Zemeckis, and Sagan himself worked on the (4) ....... for the movie.


The central (5) ....... is Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster), a young scientist who discovers a message from an alien civilisation 26 light years away. The film focuses on her attempts to make contact and the various obstacles that are put in her way. The story works on many different levels and (6) serious issues about science, religion and spirituality and our place in the universe.



1. A. adaptation B. development C. conversion D. transformation
2. A. big B. large C. great D. grand
3. A. staggering B. stumbling C. toppling D. tripping
4. A. album B. script C. edition D. text
5. A. player B. personality C. character D. individual
6. A. deals B. raises C. relates D. works





1. A     2. A     3. A     4. B     5. C     6. B

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