History Film / Gattaca

8th Feb '16 3:11:37 PM stuffedninja
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!!This Movie Contains Examples of:
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8th Feb '16 11:37:37 AM stuffedninja
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* OrangeBlueContrast
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* OrangeBlueContrastOrangeBlueContrast: Just look at the poster.
8th Feb '16 11:37:23 AM stuffedninja
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* HeroicSuicide: [[spoiler:Eugene]] kills himself in the end by [[spoiler:activating the incinerator while he's inside so that Vincent can continue to live under his name, having gained his utmost respect]].

* SecondPlaceIsForLosers: [[spoiler:The reason for Jerome's attempted suicide.]]
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* SecondPlaceIsForLosers: Played with. [[spoiler:The reason for Jerome's attempted suicide.]]suicide and paralysis is that when he placed second in a swim meet, he jumped in front of a car. However, by the end of the movie Jerome finally "accepts" second place, so to speak, by committing suicide and allowing Vincent to live on under his name. This is symbolically represented by Jerome's silver swimming medal appearing to turn gold as he burns in the incinerator]].

* TheReveal: The young detective is really [[spoiler: Vincent's brother, Anton.]]
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* TheReveal: TheReveal: ** The young detective is really [[spoiler: Vincent's brother, Anton.]]]] ** Lamar, the person that runs background checks, [[spoiler:actually knew Vincent was an In-Valid the whole time and didn't rat him out because he inspired his son, who was genetically selected but "not all that they promised"]].
18th Dec '15 3:54:58 AM LondonKdS
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* RetroFuture: Probably the TropeCodifier. A blend of early 60s fashions and "futuristic" vehicles from the period, and 30s noir. The plot and theme has a very 50s ScienceFiction feel as well. Particularly, there are a lot of notable similarities and parallels in both atmosphere, setting, and characterization to indie and/or sci-fi works by Creator/PhilipKDick (very much so, ''especially'' those written in the 60s), and 90s movies by the Wachowski brothers and Creator/DarrenAronofsky, all of which reflected a similar stylised dystopian bent with works set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.
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* RetroFuture: RetroUniverse: Probably the TropeCodifier. A blend of early 60s fashions and "futuristic" vehicles from the period, and 30s noir. The plot and theme has a very 50s ScienceFiction feel as well. Particularly, there are a lot of notable similarities and parallels in both atmosphere, setting, and characterization to indie and/or sci-fi works by Creator/PhilipKDick (very much so, ''especially'' those written in the 60s), and 90s movies by the Wachowski brothers and Creator/DarrenAronofsky, all of which reflected a similar stylised dystopian bent with works set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.
18th Dec '15 3:54:17 AM LondonKdS
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Misused - Days Of Future Past is for technological regression.
* DaysOfFuturePast: Specifically, a blend of early 60s style and 30s noir. The plot and theme has a very 50s ScienceFiction feel as well. ** Particularly, there are a lot of notable similarities and parallels in both atmosphere, setting, and characterization to indie and/or sci-fi works by Creator/PhilipKDick (very much so, ''especially'' those written in the 60s), and 90s movies by the Wachowski brothers and Creator/DarrenAronofsky, all of which reflected a similar stylised dystopian bent with works set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.

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* DaysOfFuturePast: Specifically, a RetroFuture: Probably the TropeCodifier. A blend of early 60s style fashions and "futuristic" vehicles from the period, and 30s noir. The plot and theme has a very 50s ScienceFiction feel as well. ** well. Particularly, there are a lot of notable similarities and parallels in both atmosphere, setting, and characterization to indie and/or sci-fi works by Creator/PhilipKDick (very much so, ''especially'' those written in the 60s), and 90s movies by the Wachowski brothers and Creator/DarrenAronofsky, all of which reflected a similar stylised dystopian bent with works set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture.
22nd Oct '15 7:41:36 PM Polokun
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* TheReveal: The young detective is really [[spoiler: Vincent's brother, Anton.]]
27th Sep '15 2:59:52 AM Morgenthaler
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The story centers on Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke), who was born naturally but has a [[SiblingRivalry younger brother]] who was optimized. Vincent has poor eyesight and a heart defect, but wants to work on the space program at the eponymous agency. He joins forces with Jerome Eugene Morrow (Jude Law), who has perfect genes but was crippled when he attempted to commit suicide by jumping in front of a car. Using contact lenses and copious amounts of Eugene's hair and blood while being careful not to lose a trace of his own genetic material, Vincent manages to pass himself off as a Valid and get a job at Gattaca, where he succeeds by hard work and determination despite his inferior genes.
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The story centers on Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke), (Creator/EthanHawke), who was born naturally but has a [[SiblingRivalry younger brother]] who was optimized. Vincent has poor eyesight and a heart defect, but wants to work on the space program at the eponymous agency. He joins forces with Jerome Eugene Morrow (Jude Law), (Creator/JudeLaw), who has perfect genes but was crippled when he attempted to commit suicide by jumping in front of a car. Using contact lenses and copious amounts of Eugene's hair and blood while being careful not to lose a trace of his own genetic material, Vincent manages to pass himself off as a Valid and get a job at Gattaca, where he succeeds by hard work and determination despite his inferior genes.
20th Sep '15 8:28:12 PM lorgskyegon
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* BuryYourGays: In a deleted scene, when the geneticist asks Antonio and Marie if he had forgotten anything, they mention that they wanted Anton to marry and give them some grandchildren. As he has already taken care of any genetic diseases that would inhibit reproduction, it seems clear that they don't want Anton to be gay.
7th Sep '15 8:30:26 PM drac0blade
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* IWantMyJetPack: Now that the scientists have finished the Human Genome Project, no one knows what exactly to do with it. We still don't have DesignerBabies yet, though we're a lot closer to being able to do a lot of what was done in the movie, what, with medical technology having come as far as it has now. We can screen for all sorts of things with prenatal testing and it is possible to create "designer babies". Ethics, of course, are heavily involved in all this, which may explain why we don't live in Gattaca yet. ** In-vitro fertilization already uses the technique of identifying the most optimal embryos as candidates for uterine implantation and it is already possible (for an exorbitant sum of money) to clone your favorite cat for the next generation. ** That said, as real life and the movie note, a lot of the matter is mostly social and cultural. Jerome could have succeeded if he were allowed to do without the unrealistic expectations and pressure. And there are elements such as environmental and upbringing that aren't mentioned in the film that factor in real life though that may also be something the film attempts to note, in a round about way. ** Looks like we're [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19850_5-absurd-sci-fi-scenarios-science-actually-working-on_p2.html already advancing in that direction.]] Of course, arguments that genetically engineering the next generation to be supermen (and women) will be rebutted with the argument that [[LensmanArmsRace if we don't do it, our enemies will]], and no-one wants their future grandchildren at a disadvantage against super-soldiers. ** A big issue is cost too. Sequencing genes is incredibly expensive. Unfortunately scientists have very few people who have had their genes sequenced. With a much larger pool treating genetic disorders will be a lot easier. However costs are falling by the end of the decade ocsts should dip below $1000 Within a few decades costs should come down enough around, $100, cheap enough to have every baby born have their genes sequenced at birth. * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jerome. Even though he's a jerk to Vincent at times, he still comes through for him when needed [[spoiler: and leaves enough genetic samples to last Vincent a lifetime before committing suicide]].
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* IWantMyJetPack: Now that the scientists have finished the Human Genome Project, no one knows what exactly to do with it. We still don't have DesignerBabies yet, though we're a lot closer to being able to do a lot of what was done in the movie, what, movie,[[http://www.cracked.com/article_19850_5-absurd-sci-fi-scenarios-science-actually-working-on_p2.html with medical technology having come as far as it has now. We can screen now.]] In-vitro fertilization already uses the technique of identifying the most optimal embryos as candidates for all sorts of things with prenatal testing uterine implantation and it is already possible (for an exorbitant sum of money) to create "designer babies".clone your favorite cat for the next generation. Ethics, of course, are heavily involved in all this, which may explain why we don't live in Gattaca yet. ** In-vitro fertilization already uses the technique of identifying the most optimal embryos as candidates for uterine implantation and it is already possible (for an exorbitant sum of money) to clone your favorite cat for the next generation. ** That said, as real life and the movie note, a lot of the matter is mostly social and cultural. Jerome could have succeeded if he were allowed to do without the unrealistic expectations and pressure. And there are elements such as environmental and upbringing that aren't mentioned in the film that factor in real life though that may also be something the film attempts to note, in a round about way. ** Looks like we're [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19850_5-absurd-sci-fi-scenarios-science-actually-working-on_p2.html already advancing in that direction.]] Of course, arguments that genetically engineering the next generation to be supermen (and women) will be rebutted with the argument that [[LensmanArmsRace if we don't do it, our enemies will]], and no-one wants their future grandchildren at a disadvantage against super-soldiers. ** A big issue is cost too. Sequencing genes is incredibly expensive. Unfortunately scientists have very few people who have had their genes sequenced. With a much larger pool treating genetic disorders will be a lot easier. However costs are falling by the end of the decade ocsts should dip below $1000 Within a few decades costs should come down enough around, $100, cheap enough to have every baby born have their genes sequenced at birth. * JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jerome. Even though he's a jerk to Vincent at times, he still comes through for him when needed [[spoiler: and leaves enough genetic samples to last Vincent a lifetime before committing suicide]].
7th Sep '15 8:13:39 PM drac0blade
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* BrokenAesop: The movie is clearly very against disability discrimination... focused on a main character who's able-bodied by ''our'' standards, while the one character who isn't is subject to BuryYourDisabled. Granted, said disability was a result of a suicide attempt, not any genetic defect. Also, bad eyesight is grounds for disqualification of a pilot, as they need good eyesight.
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* BrokenAesop: The movie is clearly very against disability discrimination... focused on a main character who's able-bodied by ''our'' standards, while the one character who isn't is subject to BuryYourDisabled. Granted, said disability was a result of a suicide attempt, not any genetic defect. Also, bad eyesight is grounds for disqualification of a pilot, pilot even today, as they need the job requires good eyesight.
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