9.12.2005

Gattaca and futuristic fiction

Rented Gattaca from the Waltham Public Library over the weekend. A very interesting movie that I totally missed when it came out. Sci-fi, yet not really sci-fi ... I would call it futuristic fiction, with an apocalyptic vision of humanity threatened by ideology and technology, like Asimov's I Robot or Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. In fact, I told my family that Gattaca reminded me of Orwell's 1984 -- "The 1984 of genetics".

Gattaca has an interesting 1940s retro feel that Blade Runner, Dark City, and a few other movies have showcased in the past few decades. Will the movies of the 2020s have a 1980s retro feel? Kind of scary to contemplate!

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