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1997 GATTACA THEME NOTES: quotes /scenes for an essay


Scene: nostalgic music harmony:" I was conceived in the Riviera, the Detroit variety: warm colours natural light trees and the beach

Scene: stark cold procedural surgical emotionless clinical.

"They say a child conceived in love has a greater chance of happiness they don't say that anymore

"it seems your everything they say you are and more"

Irene says how she has a heart condition to Jerome (v)

he replies "if there's anything wrong with you I can't see it."


"While Eugene supplied me with a new identity, I paid

the rent and kept him in the style which he had become accustomed"

"you should be going instead of me up there your legs don't matter" Eugene replies" I'm scared of heights"

"The wind must have caught it"

As the movie goes on more human characteristics develop: Irene's hair is let down, she realises the importance of natural beauty not just genetic coding


"It is illegal to discriminate, Genoism its called, but no one takes the law seriously

"Valid" "invalid"

"We now have discrimination down to a science"

"Valid vitro, a made man"

"God child- faith birth"

"A new underclass"

"Blood has no nationality"

the impact of nail clipping hair and skin, blood and urine showing the weight of DNA and how the core of us can depict our identity, and thus incriminate you in this society

Vincent is seen as "chronically ill" "insurance won't cover it"

"the child doesn't need any additional burden, the child is simply the best of you"

"Eugene never suffered from the routine discrimination of a utero, a faith birth, or in valid as we were called. A valid, a vitro a made man, he suffered a different burden, the burden of perfection.

-human spirit/dream"

Socrates "the body must be let of, in order for the mind to take flight"

"No one exceeds his potential"

"the only way you will see the inside of a space ship is if your cleaning it"

"if you are going to pretend you don't care, don't look up"

"I made up my mind to resort to more extreme measures"

"I never saved anything for the swim back

"I got the better end of the deal, I lent you my body, but you lent me your dream"

"it was about who would get scared and swim back first, offcourse it was always me, he had no excuse to fail"

"Maybe it was the love of the planets, maybe it was my growing dislike for this one, but as long as I can remember I have dreamed of going to space"

"Again...I took my mind of the pain by reminding myself that when I eventually did stand up. I'd be exactly two inches closer to the stars"

"Jerome morrow was never meant to be one step down from the podium. With all I had going for me I was still second best

"I can't believe you pulled this off, you of all people." Jerome to Vincent

"I could have



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