Essay about Analysis Of The Movie ' Once Upon A Time '

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Once upon a time is a short text written by Nandine Gordimer who describes a family’s great love of one another as they live out their dreams of being a materialistic and prosperous household. It tells the reader the theme of people shaping their own destinies. Sometimes people can create their own destruction and downfall

The Truman Show is a film directed by Peter Weir. The film outlines the story of the main character, Truman Burbank who has no knowledge that he is on a live television show that airs twenty-four hours each day. In a significant scene Truman becomes paranoid due to the fact that everything around him is not what it appears to be. The director uses sound, actors performance, symbols and camerawork effectively to show the audience the ideas of manipulation of truth, the fall of the American dream, invasion of privacy and the role of the media.

An important aspect of production used by Weir is sound. There are two examples, where one is the radio frequency which is a diegetic sound that breaks out in Truman 's car stereo. Truman is able to listen to the TV Studio who is commentating Truman’s every move. Truman hears one of the producers say “he 's turning left on Lancaster Square” which is seen in a over the shoulder shot in which we see the steets name. The radio then tries to cover up this misap by saying that they accidentally picked up a police transmission, however Truman chooses to believe that after this incident Truman becomes suspicious. This…

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