Essay about The Truman Show By Peter Weir

1333 Words Apr 20th, 2016 null Page
Having recently graduated from high school and attended many graduation parties before I came to college, I became very familiar with people always saying, “they grow up so fast, or I wish I was a kid again”. As a kid life is pretty great. You don’t have any responsibilities; people are always looking out for you, making sure you don’t hurt yourself. You are driven everywhere, everything is paid for, and you are almost always monitored. In the film the Truman Show by Peter Weir, the main character Truman obtains some of these attributes a child displays such as protection and being constantly watched by the corporation. Furthermore, Truman resembles a modern day celebrity as he stars in a television show within the film that takes on the mold of a reality television show today. While celebrities have always existed, they are an even bigger part of society today than they were a hundred years ago. With the development of technology and media production, celebrities’ faces are everywhere. Whether it is movies, advertisements or commercials, their faces are shown to the rest of the world. In addition, celebrities are role models as they are the face of many companies. Because their image is easily accessible they are constantly being watched and looked up to. People strive to have the publicity that celebrities have. “Almost always women – willing to step forward and relate their woeful life stories on camera in exchange for a reward. Sometimes it was prizes like…

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