Such Great Heights & Gattaca [8/29/2007]

Another album I've been listening to a lot is still the Garden State soundtrack. One of the two best soundtracks, in my opinion. Grosse Point Blank being the other (especially if you count both volumes). I was thinking about Iron and Wine's version of Such Great Heights.

For some strange reason this song makes me think about the movie Gattaca. Admittedly, I haven't seen the movie in quite a while. I looked up the video on YouTube - Postal Service's version. Even the video reminds me of the movie.

I was trying to sort out why.
And it makes no sense at all.

The song seems to almost tacitly approve of an intelligent design world:

"And I have to speculate that God himself
Did make us into corresponding shapes like
Puzzle pieces from the clay"

While the movie is a rebellion against intelligent design (albeit by humans instead of god).

Maybe it's just the surreal aspect of portraying a predestined world that makes them seem similar. It just seems so contradictory for them to give off the same vibe while being about such opposing viewpoints.