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what were those who were naturally concieved considered as? it was a title used among the genetically altered humanoids.

>>By davedude   (Thursday, 27 Mar 2003 04:27)

They were called "God Children," am I correct?

>>By Laura   (Friday, 28 Mar 2003 03:36)

I showed GATTCA to my Intro Bio class. It has so much relevance to today and the completion of human genome project. We discussed al lot of ethical and biological issues that related to scientific progress and research. My students sat transfixed through the whole movie. They loved it. They said it was one the best movie they saw.

>>By Lana Kantor   (Wednesday, 2 Apr 2003 02:07)

what wwere some of the pro/cons of possible outcome of genetic engeneering shown in the future in this movie.

>>By yajaira   (Tuesday, 8 Apr 2003 20:59)

what was the name of the man that vincent turned into? i'm completely drawing a blank

>>By amber   (Friday, 25 Apr 2003 05:20)

what is the reason for gattaca being spelled the way it is.

>>By superman;   (Tuesday, 29 Apr 2003 05:47)

I teach "Current Public Issues" at a high school. Genetic engineering is one of the topics we cover...Gattica is a superb film that raises moral and ethical issues that we could be dealing with "Sometime in the not too distant future". Already some children have been born that have been genetically engineered. Companies for profit are in the business of sperm sorting to insure the gender of a child. What do you think about that?

>>By Vicki   (Friday, 9 May 2003 02:33)

The vacuum cleaner is a HOOVER...a double entendre was used in the script... there's scene with the detectives vacuuming up evidence from the keyboards and work area, then after Vincent comes home from work he tells the real Jerome about the murder, Jerome dismayed "[...] there will be Hoovers all over the place" Vincent responded, " I don't care how many J. Edgar Hoovers there are [...].

>>By Vicki   (Friday, 9 May 2003 04:00)

the name gattica is a code for gun, symbolizing a violent society

>>By lenny   (Friday, 16 May 2003 03:55)

Um.. i dunno when you'll all reply... but what i s a symbolic structure in the movie that represents the double helix?

>>By nadderz   (Wednesday, 28 May 2003 08:18)

I think that how the movie gets so into genetics and such is indeed a really key part of the movie, however I think that its almost secondary to human devotion. I think that the genetics angle is almost cliche, we all know the whole deal about genetics messing with the future. I think its a perfect way to show just how far someone will go. Anyway I think perseverance is genetic as well>

>>By GUY   (Saturday, 31 May 2003 10:51)

I think that Gattica is a great movie I just seen it for a second time and I am actually going to write my paper on it.

>>By osugirl   (Thursday, 12 Jun 2003 04:35)

The 'Gattica Aerospace Building' is the Marin County Civic Center in Marin County, CA designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

>>By william   (Saturday, 21 Jun 2003 16:19)

u guys are all a bunch of lifeless fags, that movie sucked balls, dorks

>>By davey   (Tuesday, 24 Jun 2003 16:15)

Um.. i dunno when you'll all reply... but what i s a symbolic structure in the movie that represents the double helix?

>>By nadderz (Wednesday, 28 May 2003 08:18)

Shot in the dark--could said structure have been the spiral staircase within the mansion?

Pardon this painfully late reply--just saw Gattica for the first time today. Surely the movie was based on a novel or even perhaps a short story. I recall reading a sci-fi short with the "Supernorms" vs. "Norms" and the discrimination between the two types of persons. The premise was the only similarity between the story and the movie, but still...The in-valids in Gattica being used for all intents and purposes as slave labor, with those who tried to fight the system placed into camps reminded me of how the Jewish were dehumanized during WWII, especially how the Hitler Youth were brainwashed by their government to believe that they, by virtue of their Nordic features, were the Superior race.

Another theme I found fascinating was Jude Law's character (whose name escapes me), and his depression and cynicism in a Universe which worshipped his genetic material...the physical side in any case. I thought the biggest problem with the story was the lack of psychological genetic searches given that it has been proved that certain psychiatric illnesses are heredietary. But the movie was good enough to forgive this tiny flaw, and make me think about the nature of survival.

>>By kaibunny   (Sunday, 23 Nov 2003 03:37)

(Movie's spelled GATTACA by the way. There's no 'i' in the genetic code)

>>By ftad   (Monday, 1 Dec 2003 16:46)

firstly. to all those who don't like the movie, it is simple. dont watch it,dont discuss it and dont post messages about it.

Vincent turned into Jerome whohad fallen from grace when he only won a silver medal at the olympics.

who is the word gattaca related to a gun? what is the code for this and how did you figure this?

there were psychological searches in Gattaca ths is shown when the mission director tells the police to check his 'profile', DNA, and that they wont find a violent bone in his body. the reason heredietary illnesses were not scanned for is because they didn't exist in the 'Valid', elite, society, only in the InValid society, Vincent had a heredietary illness, his eyesight, he hid it.

to Davey, fag, is a derogitory term for homosexual. true that some people posting messages are gay it is your shortcommings that relates everything to male genetalia, perhaps it is you that 'sucks balls'?

>>By unistud   (Sunday, 3 Oct 2004 01:48)

sorry, one more thing. Invalids were 'god-children' but the Valid's were 'made-men'

>>By unistud   (Sunday, 3 Oct 2004 01:50)

Sabrina asked long ago in 2003 what kind of car was the cool green car in Gattaca. Well, its 2005 now. . .better late then never right? And, for those others of you curious as to what kind of car it was, it is a "1973 Buick Rivera Boat-Tail". A very small shot of it from the movie can be seen at the bottom of this page:
And, there is a yahoo group just for the car as well. It is:

I agree by the way, the car was VERY sharp looking in the movie. If you see pics of the car unrestored it just looks horrible. . .but the movie shows just how great the car can look.
Hope this helped. Better late then never. . .

>>By unirider   (Monday, 6 Dec 2004 10:10)

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