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Truman Show Analysis

             "Twenty-nine years ago, a baby boy was adopted by the OmniCom Corporation to become the subject of the most popular television show of all time. His name is Truman Burbank."(Admire) Filmed twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, Truman became a household name by living the life destined for him. This false revolution in television history is the basis for the actual 1998 film, The Truman Show. The film surrounds the idea of a mock television show in which one man's entire life has been and is continued to be broadcasted around the world as a source of entertainment. The movie itself revolutionized the entertainment industry due to its various array of drastic themes, which surround this complex motion picture. Themes touched on in the film include how the media desensitizes our own lives/how we as media viewers are affected by the media; it also has references to religious icons and themes, and the thought of facing our innermost demons and fears. .
             The actual motion picture The Truman Show is based on a television show also entitled "The Truman Show." "The Truman Show" is the life of Truman Burbank, an unwanted baby who was adopted by a large corporate television network so that they may increase their ratings by making a mockery of his life. Director and producer of the television show "The Truman Show," Christof, has placed Truman into what he perceives as a perfect world a world made specifically for Truman, a place for him to grow up and develop with no worries of hate, violence, or fear. Truman's entire world is a falsity, it is.
             a set for which a television show is made; it is not the perfect community it appears to be. Everyone, with exception of Truman, is a paid actor or actress; what he believes is his mother, father, wife, and best friend all harbor no feelings for him, they are paid to pretend they love and care for him when in all truth they do not.

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