Essay about The Social Network And The Truman Show

1173 Words Dec 12th, 2015 null Page
Adorno and Horkeimer many years ago claimed “culture today is infecting everything with sameness” (94). The Social Network and The Truman Show are films made 12 years apart focusing on different mediums one being reality television the other being social networking, yet they both contain the same ideologies regarding gender. Both films promote the same ideologies from the base of its makers to the characters within he film. Each film features and is created by white men, while women are shown as problematic and secondary. Although some scholars have claimed the integration of film and other art forms can raise the level of artistic merit, within these two films to medium chosen to focus upon was picked because of popularity, hoping to intrigue a mass audience to ensure economic profit. By examining the similar ideological roots in both films, and looking at the rise in popularity of these mediums during the movies production and release times the conclusion can be made that these films were made to draw audiences in to the culture industry. The combination of similar female dynamics and the use of popular media as the focus for both films leads to the conclusion that both films strengthen the concept of the culture industry producing similar films as money makers.

In the late 90s and early 2000s reality programs had risen to popularity and different variations could be seen on multiple channels. So to encapsulate this phenomenon The Truman Show is set around the idea of an…

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