Describe at least one idea that changed your perspective or point of view in the film.
“There is no gene for the human spirit”
The film Gattaca by Andrew Niccol portrays a dystopia where necessity and function are the only important qualities in the society, while religion and emotions a tossed to the side. These new ideas are depicted obviously and purposefully through the architecture used in the film. Andrew Niccol uses modernist buildings and designs to visually represent the key qualities of this future society. This is seen in Vincent and Jerome’s apartment. Their walls are concrete, floors are concrete, supports are visible, windows are small… Nothing is added to look nice or make an environment welcoming. This was a clear sign that this society is one I would not like to live in. The idea of necessity over human emotions turned my perspective on this dystopia from a perfect and practical society to morally incorrect society.