What is the significance of Elmer???
Elmer was the nickname given one of the computers by Ellie. Later on,
Drummond used the name for the 'crash test dummy' they were using for
the trial run of the machine. Typically, Drummond took everything out of
the hands of Ellie and acted as though the entire project was his, right
down the using the name 'Elmer'.
Angela--in sweltering and humid Ontario, Canada!
<a...@execulink.com> wrote in message news:37A46A...@execulink.com...
> Michael Mel wrote:
> > In the scene in the movie Contact where Ellie has just discovered the
> > message, she kisses the screen and says "Thank you, Elmer". Later, when
> > machine is being tested, Dr. Drummond is giving an interview and in
> > reference to the dummy they strap into the chair inside the machine, he
> > "who we lovingly call Elmer".
> > What is the significance of Elmer???
Hope this helps
Michael Mel <mm...@iname.com> wrote in message
Elmer is not the acronym but its FUDD (as in Elmer Fudd the cartoon
character). The FUDD is the important bit. So that's why its called Elmer.
Robert Dickinson <rob...@turin29.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message