PG | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.
The crew built two replicas of the V.L.A. control center, down to the wall posters and the carpet color. They even borrowed photos of researchers' families.
CQ, this is W9GFO. CQ, this is W9GFO here. Come back?
Early in the film, when the signal has just been picked up, the team is investigating the nature of the signal and its origin. It is identified as being amplitude modulated (AM). The display on the oscilloscope with the orange trace, shows an AM carrier wave, modulated by a tone of around 2kHz, with its two (over-modulated) sidebands (plus 2kHz and minus 2kHz) clearly shown. The signal heard over the loudspeakers bears no resemblance whatsoever to the signal being displayed.
English, Spanish, German, Russian
$20,584,908 (USA) (13 July 1997)
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