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INTRODUCTION The film Gattaca explores a world where genetic engineering has reached a level that people can be designed and purpose built It is a world not to far from the one we live in one only a very brief time in the future It is a world where children are manufactured and space travel in done in relatively normal daily wear clothes and occurs on a daily basis This world is one where discrimination is not based on race gender culture or creed but by genetic makeup IF one was not built then one is by nature inferior Even its title hints at something more Gattaca is derived from the chemicals that make p the DNA chain guanine adenine thymine and cytosine This becomes very important when combined with the tag line There is no gene for the human spirit This film asks the most basic question one could ask of mankind is a man merely the sum of his parts incapable of exceeding a genetic destiny or are genetics just the starting point for a set of glorious or notorious possibilities limited only by desire PLOT SYNOPSIS A person of invalid genetics Vincent Freeman adopts the identity of someone Jerome Eugene Morrow who is of the proper genetic makeup Initially there is some degree of conflict between the Vincent and Jerome Jerome feels that Vincent initially does not deserve the life he is taking and thusly resents him He is offering his genetic identity for sale due to a paralyzing injury that left him in a wheel chair Vincent must alter his physical makeup to match Jeromes and by doing so earns his respect Vincent dreams of space travel and must use Jeromes identity to be admitted into the program Once admitted he then proceeds to pursue his dream with the vigor and will of a man with a dream and an obsessive personality His dream is put into danger when a
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