• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

'The Truman Show' - how is Trumans life made to look real.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The film 'The Truman Show' is a film based around a reality T.V show. The whole of the film revolves around Truman Burbank and his struggle to overcome the world Christoph has created for him and find the truth about his life. The wind, rain, night, moon, stars and even the sun are all a high-tech special effect. Truman's world looks real and he has no reason to doubt this as he hasn't been outside his world to the real one. However, soon things start to happen which make him start to re-think whether every thing is normal. There are not very many reasons that he should think his world is a fake; his house is perfect, as are his neighbours, the houses are in straight lines, all the same colour, with the same doors and garden- size, they are a good size and all in perfect condition. ...read more.

Middle

He works behind a desk and has a hidden photo of the woman of his dreams. There are shops as any town would have and every thing else a town would have, such as police, business men, paramedics and ordinary people. Truman does not see his father as he is lead to believe that he died in the sea, when the young boy was with him. This dramatic effect will move the audience. The sea which his farther died in wasn't real. It was a man- made structure. With Truman believing his farther dead, it is easy to convince him his world is real. The atmosphere on the street is very calm but once in a while something out of the ordinary happens to surprise viewers, for example Truman sees his farther when he is meant to be dead. ...read more.

Conclusion

The things that people carry round are briefcases, keys and often the props have been brought on the set to advertise things. Truman's wife often does this, as does his friend with beer. The actors wear costumes given to them to wear. Most of there clothes look fairly smart from the 1940's. Truman however can decide what he wears and he normally wears a suit with a plain tie. The Truman show is very much like reality TV shows but the people in reality TV know it is happening and can give a fake representation of themselves. However Truman cannot do as people watch what he is doing all the time, unbeknown to him, unlike reality television shows where incidents can be cut and you don't necessarily get the full story. I conclude that Truman's life is made to look real by the clever thinking of the director and how he uses the actors, special effects, technology and the effective story writing. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Theatre Studies section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Theatre Studies essays

  1. The Life and Works of Bertolt Brecht

    Brecht wanted to change the world through his theatre and he developed his theory of Epic theatre to achieve this. He hated the prevailing theatre style of the time, which was dramatic theatre. It was a style that promoted the illusion of the theatre, it sought to suck the audience

  2. In 1700, Bath had a population of 3000 and was still a provincial, walled ...

    Throughout the 18th century, to accommodate more tourists, Bath had expended towards the North-East. By 1760,this area was the new fashionable center and the South of Bath(were Orchard Street is)had gained a bad reputation.This affected the theatre because John

  1. In 'Limbo', by Edward Brathwaite, I feel that there are numerous ways to look ...

    Line seven also works with this. The "long dark night" may be the person preparing his mind for the state of nothing that lays ahead - Limbo. Limbo is supposedly the state of nothingness between heaven and hell. In limbo you can feel nothing.

  2. The Job - Dramatic aims and objectives.

    social status of the characters and how their relationships develop over time and under different situations. This idea of tracking the character's emotions, relationships and personalities rather than telling a story interested me as an actor as it offers a chance to explore building a character in great depth.

  1. Theory Of Knowledge - The Truman Show

    His dream was shattered by the producers, who planned events to traumatize Truman, and make his worst fear to be water, so he could not escape the complete forged world that was the only one Truman knew. When Truman was a young boy and had decided upon his future, the

  2. Temptation piece. We were asked to think about temptation, and discuss what we were ...

    of the story, so after the consciences have said their lines, they disappear and I narrate the scene. We thought it was important to point out Kate's past, and tell the audience that Kate had never tried drugs before, to show how easy it can be to become quickly immersed

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work