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

How does the film The Truman Show(TM) tell the audience about the influence of the media?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

How does the film 'The Truman Show' tell the audience about the influence of the media? 'The Truman Show' is a film about a man that has been trapped in a fake world from birth; he has no idea that he is imprisoned in a huge dome. He is always being watched on TV by millions of people, ranging through all generations from young to old, with out knowing it. This film presents a very strong influence of the media. There is so much product placement in this film for example his wife is always buying the latest items e.g. the pumpkin peeler. This film shows how the media uses different techniques to influence and affect our decisions which a lot of the time they affect us subconsciously. 'The Truman Show' proves to us how easy it is to be influenced as we see how easily Truman is being influenced, but at the same time as we are watching Truman being influenced, we are being influenced to by the character Truman and what happens in the film. ...read more.

Middle

This is called product placement an example of when this happen is when he is talking to two men in the morning one day, they both edge forward towards him making his step backwards towards a billboard which has product on it this is so everyone watching it can see what it is. This reflects hoe the media influences us because everywhere you go there will be some sort of advertisement. Seahaven is an extreme example of the typical American dream where everyone knows each other, the grass is always cut and the sun always shining. But actually it is all so fake and full of actors being told what to do and when to do it. An example of this is when every day before e goes to work he goes to the shop with the man selling newspapers and buys the same thing each day and each day the man in the shop always has it ready for him. This is because he has been informed before that Truman is heading his way. ...read more.

Conclusion

TV influences us in many different ways and a lot of the time it does it with out us even noticing. The media also influences us in many different ways such as through newspapers, the radio, magazines, TV and celebrities for example if we see a celebrity wearing a particular piece of clothing then we might be tempted to go and buy it ourselves. This is similar to the Truman show because there is so much product placement going on in the film just like when we walk down the road you will see at least one advertisement and it influences us so much. I think this film is very effective because we are able to see how the media affects Truman and thus effects us because there is so much in our world that influences us and we don't realise it. The Truman show tells us how much the things on TV influence us by allowing us to see what affects 'The Truman Show' has on the audience in the film and that is what makes this film such a good film because it is able to show how much the media actually influences us in this modern day society. ?? ?? ?? ?? - 1 - ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous 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 GCSE Miscellaneous essays

  1. batman media essay

    Close up camera shots are used to capture Ducard's and batman's eyes. This is to show their hatred towards one another and also to show determination. A shot of the City, beautifully lit up makes you see what is about to be destroyed.

  2. Rabbit Proof Fence - Media Coursework

    They are sent by train in cages to Moore River. The director uses a point of view shot from within the cage, making the viewer feel imprisoned, like the children were. There is also no dialogue, which makes the action of being looked in the cage stronger.

  1. How does Arthur Miller use techniques to show Eddie's changing relationships

    Although, it is very hard for Catherine because she knows their relationship they shared has been wrecked because of Eddie's lust. Eddie comes home drunk and not in his senses. He identifies Rodolfo and Catherine in a bedroom, alone. Suddenly and for no apparent reason he tells Rodolfo to leave the house.

  2. how does the director paul greengrass create tension in the film united 93

    When he opens the door, the pilot gets stabbed many times on the torso by the terrorist who was holding the flight attendant. As the pilot gets stabbed, the other one shouts "Get outta here!", and this is heard in the ATC room.

  1. Baz Luhrmann act.1 sc.5 film techniques

    Luhrmann's quick movement of the camera shows to the audience that events are unfolding quickly and soon something is about to happen. The camera watching from far could imply it's something dangerous and wants to keep its distance from whatever Tybalt will or is thinking of doing.

  2. Of Mice and Men - American dream

    There is more friendship in the ranch, between Candy and his dog and Slim and the workers. Candy loved his dog, he was his only family, he could talk to him, he could tell him what to do, he could be the father figure, an example of this father figure

  1. A comparison of two adverts- Skoda Fabia and Citroen C4

    The Skoda Fabia advert uses primarily white in its advert. It uses this colour to suggest a few things. Firstly there is cleanliness the white colours on the walls and worn by the workers shows how clean and fresh the production is, this sends positive messages to the watcher, nobody

  2. Blackadder Media Coursework

    These weapons are comically unthreatening. WW1 was lethal and more dangerous than other wars before. 'Blackadder Goes Forth' also teaches the audience that thousands of the soldiers in WW1 died needlessly and pointlessly. Death is constantly referenced to, especially in this last episode.

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