Bitter Living Through Biology

A little more reading on Gattaca – a review this time. Here’s a taste:

IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman aren’t as perfect a combination of chromosomes as you can get. But in “Gattaca” they represent flawed specimens, each genetically pre-disposed toward heart trouble which is ironic, since they are the ones with the most heart in the near future of “Gattaca,” where biology is destiny.

This chilly sci-fi thriller intelligently explores the social and ethical ramifications of genetic engineering. Andrew Niccol, who’s making his directorial debut, wrote the script about a grim, codified society where parents choose their newborn’s genes the way they might a china pattern.

Read the rest here.


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