What is the movies society different from ours?

>>By JessaLynn   (Wednesday, 15 Jan 2003 01:07)

is this a realistic or unrealistic movie?

>>By dave   (Sunday, 9 Feb 2003 20:34)

Released in a time when genetic engineering was coming into the light of the media, Gattaca presented a topic for heated discussion. Gattaca depicts dystopian ideals within a created Utopia. It begins to show you a genetically perfect society, but slowly the darker side of this fake world is shown. The movie is a warning to the people of the modern world of what might be. It cleverly displays the threatening side of technology, while telling a tragic yet heart-warming tale.

>>By Beanie   (Friday, 9 May 2003 03:56)

I agree Beanie. But is it a warning for what might be, or a wake-up call for what has already started to occur?

>>By Coco   (Friday, 9 May 2003 03:59)

Too True, Coco. You never know... some of the technology in Gattaca is probably already in use... maybe more than we think. A very interesting thought, on which many people probably have a lot to say. The amount of information revealed to the public (regarding genetics etc) is most definately very limited. In fear of public outcry, no doubt. It'd be great to know what's happening behind the scenes of science... but THAT is wishful thinking!

>>By Beanie   (Friday, 9 May 2003 04:02)

What is the context behind the movie, and how is that context portrayed in the film?

>>By Sass   (Friday, 9 May 2003 04:08)

guyz, help does the sound,look and feel of gattaca help to produce the type of story being told in the film?

>>By lauz   (Saturday, 19 Jul 2003 06:31)

What does all the green light mean in Gattaca?

>>By lysh   (Wednesday, 8 Oct 2003 01:09)

particles and stars... technology, universe.
i like the part where the guy lets Ethan Hawke in at the, how would u say, airport? in the end...
that was nice...
moby's we are all made of stars?
and i wish Ugene didn't burn himself...
anyhow. i don't know about the greenlight.. can't remember, it's been awhile since i last saw the movie...

>>By mimic   (Wednesday, 8 Oct 2003 13:23)

The "color" of the film gave it an old-fashioned look, kind of like a sepia-tone photograph. The score and style of the clothing was old-fashioned, too. Very classic, like something from the late 40's-50's.

I love this movie. It's one of my absolute favorites, ranking right up there with BladeRunner.

Gattaca is about a desire to attain perfection and the idea that we can allow others to set our limits and live according to them, that we ourselves set limits of what we can accomplish and live accordingly, and that we have the power to outpace those limits if we dare and live up to virtually limitless potential. To achieve far more than what others expect of us or will allow of us.

It was sad that Vincent's brother decided to be defined by what his "genetics" said he was capable of. It was sad that Eugene allowed his limits to be set by society and the need to be "perfect". How wonderful that Vincent never allowed other's views of his "limits" to stop him from achieving his dreams or goals.

>>By Dare   (Wednesday, 8 Oct 2003 22:31)

By the way the title "GATTACA" is comprised of the four letters of the genetic code of all living organisms
T = Thymine
A = Adenine
G = Guanine
C = Cytosine
Pretty clever I thought.
(*From rigidity comes creativity)

>>By ftad   (Tuesday, 14 Oct 2003 12:01)

And from what I remember I think the movie was basically about eugenics.

: the study of methods of improving genetic qualities by selective breeding (especially as applied to human mating)"
-WordNet (r) 2.0

Hitler tried to do something similar to this all those years ago...

>>By ftad   (Tuesday, 14 Oct 2003 12:09)

Yes, very clever way to title the movie. :)

It is an interesting theme, eugenics as a means to developing the best children from a union. In the movie they didn't try and breed specific people together, but tried to get the best possible combination of genes from a couple.

Hitler made it a governmental, social, and political policy, but it's the purpose for the way many people have chosen mates for centuries. They just don't go into such details as requesting DNA samples.... yet. ;)

>>By Dare   (Wednesday, 15 Oct 2003 03:49)

just a very random question guys,is it true that the genetics engineers are trying to discover the "immortal"gene?

>>By Mandelina   (Tuesday, 18 May 2004 22:19)

hey, this may be a boring question but i'm doing a school assignment on this movie. Why did Niccols have vincent admit who he was at the same time the mission director's body was found?

>>By lord_melchett   (Wednesday, 29 Sep 2004 04:06)

ok a coupe of things i would like to add...

firstly it was jerome not Ugene who burned himself. it was because he couldnt live to his potential after his fall from grace when he only won a siver olympic medal. he tells us that he will kill himself in the middle of the movie when he tells us how he became crippled.

i am supposed to be doing a disscussion piece on this tomorrow and it sucks that i only found this site today :(.

if anyone could post a message saying why GATTACA is spelt in that order of letters (not relating to the meaning of the letters ACGT but why the movie wasn't called TAGC for instance, could you please message it?

on last thing. the immortal gene was a creation by Traci Harding in her Ancient Future Trilogy, not something scientiests are, at least adnitting to, looking for.

Cheers :)

>>By unistud   (Sunday, 3 Oct 2004 01:19)

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