Watching Theology May 6th, 2010
Remember Y2K? In the 1990s, movies were obsessed with the future and what it was like to live at the end of time. Gattaca is no exception. Andrew Niccol's film imagines a near-future in which people's worth is determined by their genetic code and Ethan Hawke doesn't have the right DNA. But he has a dream, a little money, and a lot of determination. On this episode we look at the genetically-enhanced future as a new "cave" — just another way of forming another Eden. Will Ethan Hawke make his dream come true? You could watch the movie or listen to this podcast. This episode is the fourth in "The Cave" series, an examinations of films that feature Utopias, Delusions, and Deceptions. [04.04]
Next Episode: Victor Fleming's The Wizard of Oz (1939).
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