Gattaca, Andrew Niccols Negative Portrayal Of The 'Not-Too-Distant' Future

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November 1, 2015

 

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While this may seem like a utopian society Niccol suggests that the more technologically advanced man becomes, the more human spirit is lost. He also implies that man can never engineer past primal human characteristics. Using the story of Vincent Freeman, a man born genetically inferior with high ambitions to enter the elite aerospace corporation Gattaca, he illustrates his first idea with the setting and lighting then highlights them further with the costumes, characterization, and ensemble...
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Niccol’s second idea is made clear by his characters, costumes, and ensemble and emphasized by vivid visual imagery. Niccol presents this new society of genetic perfection as sterile and artificial, lacking in warmth. The buildings in the Gattacan world are intimidating concrete fortresses in geometric shapes with little or no adornment...
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