• Comparative Study
    film Gattaca is director Niccol’s apparition of the future. The texts of Nineteen-eighty four and Gattaca contrast due to their different setting and situations. The composers display their values of the future as to be of a dystopian nature. Values in which both composers meticulously...
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  • Gattaca
    used in the film Gattaca. JUXTAPOSITION: Juxtaposition is the position of two opposites that can be anything or anyone, side by side. Composers of texts deliberately do this to highlight the differences between situations, people and objects with some similarities. Juxtaposition can be seen in the...
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  • Brave New World vs. Gattaca
    style to it. From the clothing and hairstyles to the cars and buildings, it all reminds you of the style in the 50’s or 60’s. The director intended it to be that way just to view how our style could go back to how it used to be in the past. The setting of the movie sets the mood to be somewhat serious...
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  • The Speculative Voice - Huxley vs Niccol (Bnw & Gattaca)
    1997 film "Gattaca" people are dehumanised and branded by their genetic makeup. Though these texts were composed 60 years apart they both explore similar issues and share the same theme of technological, genetic and scientific advance taking over and replacing human values and culture. The title...
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  • Story Perfect
    supremacy and flawlessness desired by the inhabitants of Niccol’s universe. It is a world in which man is not created by God’s hand, but rendered as perfect as possible by Man’s science through the process of advanced genetic engineering. The near future setting of the film provides a place where, “the...
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  • Gattaca Notes
    Gattaca Notes Context: * 1997 science fiction drama film * directed by Andrew Niccol * film presents vision of a society driven by “new eugenics” Title: * ‘GATTACA’-made up from abbreviations for the DNA nucleotide bases * During opening credits-names of cast & crew...
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  • Fahrenheit 451 & Gattaca Comparative Study - Historical Context
    Gattaca is where genetic engineering has become the normal approach to procreation. Overall the setting of the film is quite severe and uncluttered and is dominated by people and symbolic locations. This sterile and cold society of elitist collaborations like Gattaca promotes competition...
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  • English - Speculative Voice
    . In both worlds, the highest power has removed the capability or element allowing every person in society to be an individual. In Gattaca, Niccol uses camera technique and setting to present to us how the suppression of emotion has lead to the conformity of Gattaca’s employees. The first view of...
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  • Dystopian Essay
    science fiction films because of their futuristic setting but although here are obvious similarities, their overriding artisticness is more closely united to another genre: film-noir. Stylistically, many dystopian films hark back to the darkest times in Western Society’s recent past; indirectly...
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  • Designing the User - the Next Step?
    try to physically improve the human condition, genetics would probably be the place to start. (Holland, B. Kyriacou, C., 1993.) Although Gattaca is a work of fiction, it does have a strong emphasis on the ‘Sci’ of ‘Sci-fi’, as many of the issues brought up in the film have their roots in modern...
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  • Metropolis Research Task
    rich and poors. Gattaca, also a science fiction film, has a similar and almost connected warning as Metropolis, where the warning is about how our technical advancements might catch up to us and divide people again into two; Valids and Invalids. So the two films both have some sort of division in...
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  • A term paper on love
    religion, has taken over society. A new form of discrimination has arisen, called GENOISM, discrimination according to one’s genetic purity. Write down three examples of how people are discriminated by their genes in GATTACA. 6. Discrimination and Oppression Examples of discrimination: Labels...
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  • Movie Review
    Tamara Patterson Patterson 1 Professor Cofield Mass Communications 325 December 8, 2012 “GattacaFilm Review Gattaca is a motivated dramatic movie that inspires people to pursue their lifelong dream. In the movie you will find Vincent Freeman played by Ethan Hawke, an...
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  • Gattaca
    quickly converts to a furnace (is this heaven or hell?) while the inter-title ``in the not-too-distant future'' runs across our screen. It is the same young man, Vincent, who provides a voice-over and our point of view in Gattaca - the antiseptic setting of a futuristic space program. Here...
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  • Symbolism on Gattaca
    contrast between good and evil, hero and villain shows us how mentally constraining it is to break away from the homogenized society to achieve the greater good. We identify ourselves with Vincent not as a criminal but as a hero, this is partly due to the film techniques. Niccol brings our focus to...
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  • Gattaca
    than others. In this way, the film shows how a simple desire to avoid negative outcomes, whether business or personal, becomes a discriminatory social system with a life and logic all its own. One very important aspect of Gattaca is the theme of resistance to this surveillance society. At first, the...
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  • Gattaca Questions
    GATTACA questions. Q1. ~The significance of the two quotes that appear at the start of the film. “Consider God’s handiwork, who can straighten what he hath made crooked?” This quote is implying that God made things the way he did for a reason and we are in no position to try and change them. “I...
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  • Gattaca
    in a position of power. It gives the interpretation of how power has the potential to corrupt and how corruption and misuse of power in the police force offers little justice. Whilst some people thrive on power otherwise such as Webber would prefer a simpler, less complicated lifestyle. Gattaca is a...
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  • Gattaca and 1984 Comparitive Study
    GATTACA AND 1984 COMPARITIVE ESSAY How has the comparative study of 1984 and Gattaca offered insights into ideas of control and freedom. Control and freedom are both heavily universal aspects to the societies of the late 1900s. The ideas of control and freedom are presented in Nineteen Eighty...
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  • Future Concerns - 'Gattaca' and 'Fahrenheit 451'
    Popular fictions texts expressing views of the future educate audiences about current issues and the dystopias that develop from them. Texts such as the filmGattaca’, directed by Andrew Niccol and novel ‘Fahrenheit 451’ by Ray Bradbury explore futuristic societies and the implications that become...
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