Screenplay: James V. Hart & Michael Goldenberg
Role: Dr. Eleanor “Ellie” Ann Arroway
Actor: Jodie Foster
Length: approx. 1 minute minimum
Science Fiction? Uh, you’re right.. it’s crazy. Fact it’s even worse than that. It’s nuts! Wanna hear something really nutty? I heard of a couple guys they wanna build something called an airplane, you know, you get people to go in it and they fly around like birds. It’s ridiculous, right? And what about…what about breaking the sound barrier or uh.. or uh rockets to the moon..or atomic energy or a mission to Mars. Science Fiction, right? Look, all I’m asking is.. is for you to have just the tiniest bit of vision, ya know… to step back for one minute and look at the big picture. To take a chance on something that might end up being the most profoundly impactful moment for humanity.. for the history of history. I’m sorry. I just… I just spent the last 13 months coming to rooms like this and talking to people like you, you know. Truth is you’re my last chance so.. I’m sorry I wasted your time.