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Contact - Bright Blue Eyes or Brown?
When the camera is pulling back from young Ellie's eye (just after the opening tour of the cosmos) the iris is a noticably bright blue, yet throughout the rest of her appearances, don't they seem dark and brown?
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Burak : LiveC00l on 01-12-2000
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EllieSagan writes:
I believe that you are mistaken about this one. While her eyes may appear darker in the film, you can see in head shots that Jodie Foster's natural eye color is a striking blue. I doubt they would have put colored contact lenses on her, then hired a blue-eyed actress to play young Ellie.
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smpcomics writes:
Here's the reason for this, as seen on the Contact DVD: Jodie Foster has blue eyes, Jenna Malone (young Ellie) has brown eyes. When they did the opening shot that pulls out of young Ellie's eye, they digitally colored it blue to not only give the two Ellies the same eye color, but also to make the shot more interesting and vivid (a giant blue eye filling up a movie theater screen looks better than a dull brown one).
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stacie_yates writes:
I suppose they could have changed. It's unusual, but I had completely blue eyes up until I was about ten, then they slowly changed to a very dark hazel. They're a dark green with flecks of brown and a dark blue around the outside. I know a few more people who have darker eyes now than they did as kids. Not really common, but it does happen. You must have been pretty eagle-eyed to even pick up the difference, though.
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paranoid_android writes:
Yes her eyes are definitely blue at the hearing in the end.
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Bluebrit writes:
Although the last comment seemed to clear up our questions about the eye color change, I'd just like to add that my oldest daughter was born with royal blue eyes, the same color as mine yet when she hit puberty, they actually changed color to a greenish blue. This was not my imagination because even our eye doctor who see's my daughter on a regular basis due to her poor eyesight, noted the tremendous change of eye color. The eye doctor also said that although this is fairly common, the color change isn't usually as drastic as my daughters was.
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