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Peter weir’s film “The Truman show” visually communicates his concerns about the power of the media and the impact it has on society and individuals, through the use of many techniques the composer attempts to engage and inform their audience about how through its manipulations the media affects society and individuals. Victor Kelleher uses manipulation of the visual to communicate ideas about his novel “The Ivory Trail” through the book cover.
Peter Weir’s film he Truman show is about how Truman Burbank’s life is being manipulated and is a television reality show. In the opening sequence the main characters in Truman’s life are presented, giving thoughts about what the Truman show means to them. In the introduction, Truman’s wife in the
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Through this technique it is evident that Christof has no remorse for manipulating Truman’s entire life. Christof offers Truman a chance to stay on the show, stating that the world that he created for Truman is no worse than the real world. After Truman rejects Christof’s offer to stay on the show by bowing down to the camera and stating ‘you couldn’t get a camera in my head’. This scene shows that the manipulations of Christof are finally over and that Truman is accepting what has happened to his life and is moving on. Through this scene Weir is trying to glorify the human spirit and show that the manipulations of the media can be overcome, and do not have to shape our lives and who we are.

The Ivory trail is a book by Victor Kelleher, the front cover of the book provides an insight on what to expect within the novel.

The images on the front cover of ‘ The Ivory Trail’ provide the reader with an insight on what the book may be about and the themes and ideas which may be expressed. On the front cover there is an image of a pyramid and sphinx, a young boy, and an Islamic or Indian temple. The pyramid symbolises ancient Egypt and the sphinx may be of religious significance. The domed temples near the top of the cover suggest that the book may be of a foreign culture, this is also evident with the image of the young boy, and his face on the cover is juxtaposed with the domed temple, and the pyramid and sphinx. In the image of the boys face, there can
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