• Comparative Study
    Four and Andrew Niccol’s Gattaca share similar visions of the future. Nineteen eighty four is a science-fiction novel written by Orwell in 1949 and illustrates the perception of the impending future as to what he anticipated, similarly the 1997 science-fiction film Gattaca is director Niccol’s apparition...
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  • Gattaca
    GATTACA PLOT: In the not too distant future, scientific advancement has acquired the knowledge to properly utilise Genetic engineering by manipulating the genes and chromosomes of an embryo before it is conceived in the womb so that it has the best characteristics and features to succeed in the world...
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  • 'If you picture...' To what extent of the future is seen as negative in Gattaca and one related text?
    'If you picture...' To what extent of the future is seen as negative in Gattaca and one related text? Both contemporary films Gattaca and Avatar portray an overwhelmingly dystopian view of society in the future. Whilst Gattaca presents a future where society will be classed completely by the characteristics...
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  • Ted Talk script
    significant quote relates to the concept of dystopian worlds, which is effectively depicted in the novel “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley, and the filmGattaca” directed by Andrew Niccol. A dystopia is a kind of science of fiction, or fantasy, world that predicts the future in a negative light. A dystopian...
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  • Brave New World vs. Gattaca
    indeed advance technology but there are negative effects that come along with it. In both “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley (1932) and Gattaca (1997) is based on how genetic engineering is taken over the world. Everyone was created by science instead of being born and having both parents’ genes. Intelligence...
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  • The Speculative Voice - Huxley vs Niccol (Bnw & Gattaca)
    that can evolve from a totalitarian society where technology is considered more important than human values. Similarly in Andrew Niccol's 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...
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  • Story Perfect
    The Perfect Burden: Eugene’s Plight in Gattaca “His credentials are impeccable. An expiration date you wouldn’t believe. The guy’s practically gonna live forever. He’s got an IQ off the register. Better than 20/20 in both eyes. And the heart of an ox. He could run through a wall. If he could still...
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  • English - Speculative Voice
    technology, psychological freedom, individualism and the desperation to control the unchangeable. Director and writer, Andrew Niccol, created Gattaca during the late 1990’s, a decade in which biotechnology and genetic engineering was advancing rapidly. From these influences, Niccol warns us of a...
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  • Fahrenheit 451 & Gattaca Comparative Study - Historical Context
    the possibility of the dystopias that are developed as a result. This is demonstrated in the novel Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury and the film Gattaca, directed by Andrew Niccol. Both of these composers illustrate their fears for the fate of their society through the structural and language features...
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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 are...
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  • Dystopian Essay
    On one level, dystopian films have a direct relationship with society. By their very definition, dystopian films present a negative representation of a future or alternate society. They are often mis-labeled as science fiction films because of their futuristic setting but although here are obvious...
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  • Designing the User - the Next Step?
    BUSINESS DESIGNING & IMPROVING ‘THE USER’ / THE ROBERT WIN NEXT STEP? ON TRANSHUMANISM TOP TEN MOST EXCITING INNOVATIONS THIS YEAR BRIAN COX ON HOW TO SPOT BAD SCIENCE VIDEO GAMES WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT GEN THE FUTURE GOOD OR BAD?? W Genetics One of the aspects which are at the forefront...
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  • Metropolis Research Task
    The science-fiction film, Metropolis was made in Germany, and it got released in 1927. It was directed by Fritz Lang, and the story was written by his wife Thea Von Harbou. The film is a science fiction, because it was set in a futuristic setting, as they had trains, cars, and planes...
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  • A term paper on love
    alkdfjalkfjdalkd adfjla;1. Themes and Discussion 2. Themes in Gattaca Genetic Engineering and the moral and ethical issues surrounding it. Human Frailty vs. Inhuman Perfection Oppression and Discrimination Science vs. Religion (or “Ethics”) Most of these themes are inter-related and so we will discuss...
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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 “invalid”...
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  • Gattaca
    Gattaca examines science, religion, genetic engineering and ethics. By opening the movie Gattaca with quotations from Willard Gaylin and Ecclesiastes, director Andrew Niccol invites us to ponder the tension between science and religion with regard to the ethics of genetic engineering. This tension...
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  • Symbolism on Gattaca
    Hollywood-esque "Gattaca" is a prophetic distopia concerning genetic discrimination in the early 21st Century. A true hero is one who is willing to commit body and soul to achieve a dream, discuss. Gattaca is a provocative science-fiction interpretation of the future of genomics. Andrew Niccol's...
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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 not...
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  • Gattaca
    The texts "Scales Of Justice" and "Gattaca" are two texts which allow the reader to witness a variety of interpretations and explore the relevant issues that are visible within contemporary society. Such issues as corruption within the police force, racism, sexual harassment, discrimination and manipulation...
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  • Gattaca
    In Gattaca, Director Andrew Niccol explores the potential horrors of genetic engineering. Set in an unspecified near future, genetic engineering has altered the course of society by instituting a surveillance society where people’s opportunities rely on their genetic pedigree. In the movie, genetic...
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