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  • Personal Narrative: Jim Carrey's Life

    grew up in a small town in Canada to a stay at home mother and a father who was a musician/accountant.(Wikipedia) Throughout school, Carrey struggled as an undiagnosed dyslexic. (Dyslexiahelp.umich.edu)” I wasn’t dyslexic, so he probably struggled more”, is what I would tell myself when comparing out struggles. However, not only did Carrey battle with dyslexia during school, but in the 8th grade, Jim and his family had to work an 8 hour evening as a custodian because his father had been fired, and they struggled just to keep a roof over their heads. Eventually they lost their house. This affected Jim 's emotions and grades. Jim became depressed because of how helpless he felt at the situation his family was in. I looked at this point in Jim’s life, and drew strength from the fact that there was someone out there who had struggled just as I did, but he overcame it. I decided to pick up arms as well in my own fight with depression by going to tutoring and seeking counseling. By age 17, Jim decided to drop out of school, move to LA, and pursue acting full time. (Scottberg) It 's around this time that Carrey had to find something to motivate himself. As a result, Carrey wrote a check to himself totaling 10,000,000 dollars for "Acting Services rendered" dated for Thanksgiving 1995. (YouTube) From 1979 (when Carrey dropped out of school) to 1994, Carrey played in multiple Sketches and Movies such as "In Living Color" and "Pink Cadillac." Then came his big break as the lead in the…

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  • Eternal Sunshine Movie Analysis

    The film ‘Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind’, 2004, directed by award winning director Michel Gondry is a delightful film about the complex inner workings of one 's brain and the intricacies of human relationships. Encouraging the viewer to further reflect on their own life and outlook on the world with its complex storylines and themes. In the film Joel, portrayed by Jim Carrey, begins a relationship with Clementine, portrayed by Kate Winslet. The film follows the highs and lows of their…

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  • Argumentative Essay On The Truman Show

    In this latest pic, Carrey is very much the James-Stewart-kind-of-Everyman. However, this strong performance has stiff competition from Harris, whose character must do everything in his power to prevent Truman from leaving the show-- a task which he finds difficult, since he has watched the star of his show grow up from infancy, creating a somewhat fatherly attachment. Noah Emmerich, who plays Truman's best friend and confidante, also gives a memorable performance as a man whose motivations seem…

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  • Truman Moral Development

    their own free will to make decisions and put meaning in their own life. Also, when thinking about what it means to live a good life, maintaining social order becomes completely insignificant. In fact, going against society to benefit oneself is how many heros succeed whether in film or in real life. Philosophy is revealed in film through a character’s motives, the perception of illusion and reality, and intuition. Overall philosophy ties into film when a character must justify his or her…

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  • The Truman Show And Plato's Allegory Of The Cave

    In the 1998 film, The Truman Show, featuring Jim Carrey as the main protagonist, it poses philosophical questions pertaining to Plato’s allegory of the cave found in The Republic. The main character of a fictional television show was Truman Burbank who lived in an alternate reality that was actually a television set that he perceived to be real. From his birth, to early childhood, teenage years, and adult life, Truman has been filmed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through a television…

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  • Essay On The Truman Show

    ‘The Truman Show’(1998, directed by Peter Weir) is a film about Truman Burbank(Jim Carrey), a man living in a world entirely constructed for him. Truman is the star of a reality TV show - but he doesn’t know it. He was orphaned as a child and therefore taken in by the TV cooperation and put in a world where everything is a set, everyone he meets is an actor, and every object holds a camera; through which his entire life is broadcasted to the rest of the world. I found this story to be very…

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  • Jim Carrey Speech Rhetorical Analysis Essay

    Rhetorical Analysis on Jim Carrey Speech In 2014, the Maharishi University of Management had a graduating class of 285 students and invited Jim Carrey to give the commencement address to the students. Jim Carrey is known for his work as a famous comedian. The purpose of this speech is to provide intellect to the graduates about life after college. Additionally, the idea of the speech is based around Carrey giving the students life examples that he has already experienced. The primary audience…

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  • Party Rock Anthem Video Analysis

    The music video of LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” is rich with cultural artefacts and statements. Despite their partying and free-of-care spirit, the landscape, depiction of gender, ethnicity and briefly religion could only be seen to be deliberate and well planned out. The music video is an intertextual reference to the genre of post-apocalyptic movies and dramas. The video plays with the concept of people being effected by a massive plague, which takes away your human nature upon infection.…

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  • Inception Symbolism

    Chris Nolan’s 2010 film, Inception is an action packed, attention catching, confusing, demonstration on the elusiveness of reality. It makes you question your ability to have the knowledge of what is real and what is perceived as real. The movie was well written by Chris Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio was permitted to make some changes to the script. Together they made a great film. Nolan has strategically placed a large amount of symbolism and clues throughout the movie that adds to the experience if…

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  • The Truman Show Vs Brazil

    On one hand a very amazing movie, The Truman Show, which was directed by Peter Weir and released on the 5th of June 1998. The Truman Show talks about a person, Truman, who has been adopted by a company to make a live TV show of him. Truman starts to feel a suspicious feeling about his whole life. And eventually he gets able to overcome his emotions and fears, and choose to live a real life. On the other hand, a very entertaining movie called Brazil 1985. Brazil was released on the 1st of…

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