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Andrew Niccol's Gattaca portrays a discriminatory society in which status and quality of life is determined solely by a DNA profile. However, it is against this oppressive regime that Vincent Freeman shines, as Niccol conveys the importance of maintaining individuality – in those qualities which deem his protagonist unique. Throughout the film Niccol criticises those who conform and contribute to this, while simultaneously he praises those valids who do rebel in order to emphasise how pivotal it...

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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 is further sustained through the complex relationship of the main protagonists Vincent and Eugene, who must ultimately conquer their own physical limitations in order to find ``God''. As the titles...

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Gattaca - Perfection “The Film Gattaca Presents a World Destroyed by the pursuit of our perfection. Discuss.” Andrew Niccol’s film Gattaca does present a world where the world has been destroyed by human’s pursuit of perfection. It is the characters in the movie which show this, Vincent, Jerome & Irene. These three characters illustrate a world to the viewer, a world were perfection means everything. It is this I intend to illustrate for you on how Andrew Niccol’s film shows us a world that has...

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and urine samples to pass screening. To keep his identity hidden, he must meticulously groom and scrub down daily to remove his own genetic material and then dust himself with Jerome's. With Jerome's genetic profile Vincent gets accepted into the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation, the most prestigious spaceflight conglomerate, with a DNA test being the entire interview process. He becomes Gattaca's top celestial navigator and is selected for a manned spaceflight to Saturn's moon Titan. A week before Vincent...

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The 1997 science fiction drama film Gattaca by Andrew Niccol illustrates a dystopian world condemning genetic engineering which plays a primary role in determining whether the human being will be genetically superior or genetically inferior. Niccol utilizes his ‘degenerate’ protagonist, Vincent, to highlight the flaws of a system which encourages predeterminism over ambition and discrimination over acceptance. A society is presented where love has no value and one’s genetic make-up is more important...

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Andrew Niccol's ‘Gattaca' is a science fictional film about ambition, conquest and determination. The movie is set in the future with a number of very different characters, Vincent is a very determined soul who was brought into this world in what's not considered ‘'the natural way''. His parents decided that he was to be a god child which means they would leave everything under his hands, unfortunately god did not bless Vincent with the best genetic makeup and he was destined for failure and a life...

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Gattaca and Fahrenheit 451 Essay

the fear of a futuristic dystopic society into the minds of readers and viewers. These authors and composers also bring forth the concepts of conformity, mind-control and censorship. The novel, Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, and the film Gattaca, composed by Andrew Niccol, were not only stimulated to act as cautionary tales but were also influenced by events occurring at the time such as McCarthyism, the post WW2 duration, and the start of eugenics. Fahrenheit 451, is a sci-fi novel that...

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Show how the opening scene introduced ideas that were concluded in final scene. The movie Gattaca directed by Andrew Niccole, it a dystopian film a bout a man Called Vincent Freeman who is known to be a “God child” which in certain cases you would think to be a good thing but in this movie natural born children are considered the bottom of the heap. In this film discrimination exists not based on skin color, socio-economic class, culture or religion, but on whether or not you were genetically...

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GATTACA ESSAY

The main of the premise of the film is the ‘Triumph of Human Spirit.’ Support with knowledge of main characters in the film. The main premise or central idea of the film, ‘Gattaca’, is the ‘Triumph of Human Spirit’. This is illustrated by Andrew Niccol’s use of film techniques to emphasise ideas surrounding characters within the film. For example, Niccol emphasises the triumph of the human spirit by using lighter colours to accentuate the theme of belonging in scenes where Vincent feels a sense...

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The Philosophy of Gattaca

The Philosophy of GATTACA David Harris 21 August 2011 GATTACA is entertaining despite an immersion in technology and philosophy. Viewed strictly as entertainment, the film consistently delivers great characters, is well-written and has well-delivered dialogue, with a quick paced and fascinating plot. The philosophy of GATTACA's society is explored through examples of genetic essentialism/determinism, discrimination, and the exercise of free will through our characters early years...

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