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Notes on the scifi film Gattaca You have to have watch this film Sequence of genetic code which are the letters of the movie title Adenine Quanine Ihyamine Qytosine The title sequences and credits is known as an emblematic scene Interrupted as you are only what your genes are Some scholars believe that this movie represents undertones of homosexuality and the main character being dressed in drag which is an appearance of an illusion it reveals imitative structure of gender itself Tied to artifice tied usually to the feminine Masquerade Vincent dressing like Jerome Also during the 90s the AIDS epidemic was a very relevant in this film by the importance of blood and bodily uids to identify a person Symbolism between the valids and the invalids VALIDS INVALIDS Considered the normal post human Natural conception lower on the social Vincent s father fell more under this class category he was ashamed that his son had Represents religions and God a defect and didn t want to give him his Vincent s mother fell more under this name but did for his genetically modified category son Their symbol is the sign of a cross Their symbol which is seen on this identification cards is the infinite symbol on its side The genetic doctor that helps Vincent s parents create their second child is African American This just shows the audience that in the future there is diversity still The doctor shows the parents four human eggs and asks them to choose from this This is a controversial because of it s undertone of ProChoice abortion Film Style Gattacca has Film Nior characteristics Murder mystery Retrospective framing Man suspect that is not guilty Costuming and art direction The use of lighting and shadows There are the stereotypical 2 detectives hot on the case The smoking of cigarettes There was a use of pastiche imitates an earlier style dead style Pastiche was used in a number of Ways 1940 s Film Nior style types of cars careers involving space 1950 s Ernest Borgnine Alan Arkin all famous actors from the 50s Retro futurism Electric cars disabilities The FiveFingered Pianist He was bred specifically to play piano Allures to genetically enhanced people This is an undertone of fetishism