Truman Show and Pleasantville Essay

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The Truman Show and Pleasantville essay Satire is defined as biting wit, irony or sarcasm used to expose vice or folly. Many literary or theatrical and cinematic works have these qualities. They make ridicule of any fault or foolish act in society, often in the form of comedy. In the films The Truman Show and Pleasantville, satire is used to portray many faults as well as different aspects of modern society. Cinematography is the art or technique of movie photography, including both the shooting and development of the film. Cinematography has been utilized in both Pleasantville and The Truman Show to satirise and ridicule modern society. Pleasantville and The Truman Show’s story lines build on many similarities: David and Jennifer are…show more content…
In Pleasantville there is a scene where there are crosscuts between Bud and a coloured Margret, who are hugging each other, and a ‘black and white’ boy from school. The boy asks Bud why he isn’t at the town meeting and also why he is with a “coloured” girl. This scene describes segregation and prejudice executed by human beings. In Pleasantville, Margaret is racially abused???? because she is “coloured”. This is an incident, which occurs, in our everyday lives. People are discriminated against because of their colour, race, gender, religion and beliefs. The coloureds in Pleasantville are discriminated against just because they are coloured individuals. This describes how some people in modern society ignorantly and stubbornly discriminate, bully and hate individuals just because they are different to them. They also refuse to be friendly to individuals who are discriminated against just because it would be, being different to everyone else. They are scared that they also might suffer a form of discrimination because they are friendly with an individual who is different to society. For this reason people resist change. Society is afraid that change might bring discomfort upon them. One of the main scenes, which must be included is the scene where Pleasantville citizens are burning the town’s books. There is a high angle shot of the books being burned as well as cross cuts on the faces of the people showing horror

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