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The Truman Show - Examine the early scenes of the film and list the physical features of Truman's environment that seem to belong to the world of a movie set rather than a real town. How does the cinematography draw your attention to them? What features o

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THE TRUMAN SHOW Examine the early scenes of the film and list the physical features of Truman's environment that seem to belong to the world of a movie set rather than a real town. How does the cinematography draw your attention to them? What features of a real town are missing from Seahaven? One physical feature of Seahaven that reeks of a movie-set, is the disorder or absence of, that typical life indubitably suffers from. Everything from the dog to the cars, the window cleaner to the mother pushing the pram is set by the director Christoff on a preset course round and round their particular area or doing the same job over and over again. This prevents any chaos from erupting and wipes out the need for policemen, which we obviously didn't see any in the Truman Show. Their itinerary is the same everyday and it is bound to be conspicious, however it is not until the end of the movie that Truman enlightens upon this fact. ...read more.

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While commenting heavily on the outside world's disasters and violence, no bad aspect of the real world is allowed to leak in and contaminate his master plan. Note the scenes in which we are made aware of the relationship between Truman and his audience. How do these scenes reveal what is really going on? A number of dedicated viewers of the Truman Show are introduced to us. They are the people of the real world looking into the intimate life of a real person un-knowingly living in a make-believe movieset, the size of a small city. There is a obese man who lives in his bathtub and who also lives to watch the Truman Show. This also applies to two old couch-potato ladies, one of them whose obvious favourite possesion is a cushion with Truman's face stitched on. The appeal of the Truman Show is worldwide and apparently very riveting as demostrated by scenes of an oriental family quite enjoying the show. ...read more.

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What I gave Truman here is a chance to be separate from the outside world and live in a sancturary." I reckon that he has a lot of confidence in himself to be able admitt that he has put Truman in a cage with pretend animals of the same species. But this cage is tens of kilometres wide and enforced by bars, rather with something more effective than anything, a lie. In the interview we are shown that Christoff thinks rather highly of himself. As he believes that Truman was adopted by his company he feels he has the rights to be able to do whatever he wants to Truman, and this includes humililating him as the live star of a television show. However what we can't deny is that no matter how much evil Christoff possesses, and how highly he thinks of himself, he is very, very smart to be able to make Truman to stay in Seahaven without suspicion for more than 30 years. Christoff also made a comment that is remarkably philosical, "Why should we suspect anything? We take the world in which we live in for granted." ...read more.

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