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Comment #431298 by toomanytribbles

I share your confusion. For years I had assumed that Arroway was based on Jill Tarter. In fact Jodie Foster had considerable "contact" with Tarter during the making of the film.

http://www.space.com/peopleinterviews/tarter_profile_991112.html

"Dr. Tarter, the woman upon whom Jodie Foster's character in the movie Contact was largely based"

The point of the character is that she is doing something that isn't mainstream science, quite unlike Porco.

Thu, 12 Nov 2009 14:35:00 UTC | #413020