Analysis Of The Movie ' The Truman Show '

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The media has become so powerful in today’s society that it has come to the point of controlling our daily lives. “We accept the reality of the world with which we’re represented. It’s as simple as that”. This was said by a character in the movie, The Truman Show that was released in 1998, distributed by Paramount Pictures, directed by Peter Weir, and includes stars such as Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Natasha McElhone and many more. There is a crucial need to criticize the media in order to explore the way something is presented and to be sure that we are thinking for ourselves because the media is not always accurate in its portrayal of facts. The Truman Show is a non-stop, 24 hour live broadcast of a man named Truman Burbank. Truman has no idea that his life is fake, full of actors, and that there are over 5,000 hidden cameras that document his entire life, although his life and emotions are still genuine. The show is watched by Truman fans all over the world that are addicted and can’t get enough of it. These fans want to know his every move. The creator of the show was a man named Cristof who claims that he knows everything about Truman because he has had him trapped in a fake city called Seahaven in a giant television studio in a super dome his whole life and watches his every move. Everything seems to change when Truman begins to notice strange things happening around him. For example, while on his daily routines to work he sees a hobo who looks exactly like his
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