It's interesting to note that the campus, which seems to consist of nothing more than concrete surfaces, is actually the Marin County Civic Center, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. In fact, the retro-modern clothing, hairstyles, and automobiles of Gattacabrings to mind, of all things, the retro-modern homes and fashions of L.A. Confidential.Both films have a similar aesthetic agenda by offering us a "city of the future," be the locale either Gattaca or Bel Air. Gattacatakes this a step further by employing a helix motif in several places, notably staircases, to indicate what form modernity has now taken.

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