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GATTACA“There is no gene for the human spirit”Movie InformationDirector: Andrew NiccolStarting: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin, Jude Law, and Loren Dean.Produced by: Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey SherComposer: Michael NymanRelease: 1997GATTACA Quotes"Consider God's handiwork; who can straighten what He hath made crooked?" -Ecclesiastes7:13 (opening quote)"I not only think that we will tamper with Mother Nature, I think Mother wants us to."-Willard Gaylin (2nd opening quote) “There's no gene for fate.”-Vincent “If at firstyou don’t succeed... try, try again.” –Eugene “We shed 500 million cells a day.” –Vincent “I was never more certain of how far away I was from my goal than when Iwas standing right beside it.” –Vincent “We now have discrimination down to ascience.” – Vincent “You are the authority on what is not possible, aren't you Irene?They've got you looking for any flaw, that after a while that's all you see. For whatit's worth, I'm here to tell you that it is possible. It is possible.” -Vincent Vincent: “Ayear is a long time.” Irene: “Not so long, just once around the sun.” I got the betterend of the deal. I only lent you my body, but you lent me your dreams. -Eugene
Awards/NominationsAcademy Awards (1997) Best Art Direction – NominatedGolden Globes (1997) Best Original Score – Nominated
GATTACA Movie Facts and TriviaThe name "GATTACA" is composed entirely of the letters used to label thenucleotide bases of DNA. The four nucleotide bases of DNA (deoxyribonucleicacid) are adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine.Public address announcements in the Gattaca Corporation headquartersbuilding are in Esperanto, an artificial language invented in the 19th century.The winding stairs in Jerome's apartment have a helical structure, like DNA.Thurman, Uma's character is named Irene Cassini. Cassini is the surname ofthe 17th century French-Italian astronomer, Jean Dominique Cassini, whodiscovered the prominent gap in Saturn's main rings, as well as the icy moons,Iapetus, Dione, Rhea, and Tethys. The space mission in Gattaca is destined forSaturn.Law, Jude's character asks to be called by his middle name, Eugene. "Eugene"comes from the Greek for "well born," which Jerome is. "Eugenics" (thescience of improving the hereditary qualities of a race or breed) is the centraltheme of the film.

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