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Old 10-28-2016, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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Yes, strong cast. I'm in...the previews are great.
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Old 10-28-2016, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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The more trailers they release the more interesting it looks. This will be a thinking persons film. See it when the theaters are less crowded so it's not ruined by rude cell phone users, popcorn throwers and other nonsense like that.
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Old 10-29-2016, 04:23 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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I read the short story this is based on last week - Story of Your Life, by Ted Chiang. Excellent! Since I saw the trailer, I pictured Amy Adams when I was reading and she fit perfectly. Maybe I'll see this the first Thursday night of release.
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Old 11-11-2016, 12:06 AM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Saw this tonight, very interesting. Very suspenseful, not a dull moment, it's a movie where your attention is held. The scenes are atmospheric, dark, lots of fogs and mists. The soundtrack is not really music, but more of a cross between whale songs and Tibetan Om chanting, which suits. Amy Adams is quite expressive in super close-up shots; predict she will be nominated for this role. Not your typical alien invasion scenario, due in part to a tender backstory that is woven into the tale, although there is the usual military posturing. And there is a twist---no spoilers here.
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Old 11-11-2016, 12:16 PM
 
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It was all a dream?
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Old 11-11-2016, 12:26 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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It was all a dream?
Nope
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Old 11-11-2016, 03:47 PM
 
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(Never mind.)
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Old 11-11-2016, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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The short story explained a lot to me and I would not have understood as much of the movie without having read it. There were a couple (two) things the movie changed:

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Daughter died in a rock climbing accident. Heptapod time discovery and implications was better explained.

Not critical on the first, but the second seemed to drop the ball in my mind.
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Old 11-11-2016, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Just saw it. EXCELLENT movie. It's one of those where you're walking out of the theater thinking, "Wait. What just happened"? Could just be me. Amy Adams was great.
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Old 11-11-2016, 08:29 PM
 
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My daughter and I have spoken several times about how language reflects the way a culture sees the universe, and each is unique. If you actually learn to think in another language, you can begin see the universe the way the natives of that culture see it.

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Made me think of a sentence from the Christian New Testament spoken by Christ:

"Before Abraham was, I am."

A way of seeing the universe so different that the view of time itself is different, and not readily translatable into a language of a culture that sees time differently.
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