The Truman Show (1998)
Yes, I agree with the statement of Cristof about the view of the televisions show. However, these kinds of the television shows have great power to influence the society. The audience can inspire with the different concept used in the shows of the film. There are number of the products show in the film for the sake of the promotion and brand imaging. In addition, this is also done because to influence and use of the referent power. This film is the reality based television program in which the entire life of the main actor or Truman Burbank is discussing since the time of the birth to the death and capture every emotion.
The movie is also based on the study of the human behavior and the real emotion of Truman when put in certain situations. The behavior and the emotions of the people are not remaining the same in every type of the condition and the situation. These vary according to the nature and intensity of the situation in which an individual is living. The one thing that is much highlighted in the show is the hyper commercialism. There are number of the items and products that are introduced in the film and the intervals during the film. The only reason to do this is to capture the large pool of the potential customers and to create awareness about product.
The efforts of the director are to capture the each and every emotion and expression of the Truman in camera. Therefore, the difference between the show “The Truman Show” & “The Truman Show” movie is that the situations are quite different in both the situations. Therefore, this is different from each others. Some times in long-term TV shows they neglect own social and personal life. This movie and the show are also carrying the theme of our modern society. The change in the culture and traditions also impacts social life of a person. The change is mandatory and the feasible to brig and to keep update with things all around. However, the entire change in traditions and culture is not wise and feasible as shown or portrait in the movie.
In addition, the film is also telling the audience about the power of media that how media is capturing and controlling our lives. Many concepts are penetrating in our society just because of the media. The environment of media has not good outcomes for the communities in the world. moreover, this is hard to determine truth and malaise intention behind any news, show or movie. This can be discouraging of a beneficial concept of the society and the promotion of bad things.