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

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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.


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.


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.

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