The Truman Show is a (1998)
satirical science fiction film, starring actor Jim Carrey playing character
Truman Burbank. “The film depicts a series of fateful events, a phoney town,
full of actors and fake lives; enclosed in a giant dome there are high-tech
simulations that enforce a nonstop telethon of ‘reality’. Transparencynow.com.

Online The premise of the
film is how man involuntarily carries out a life within this dystopian world,
unaware that his entire life is a reality show that is broadcasted 24/7, Truman
slowly begins to unravel the horrible truth. As the rest of humanity watch him
go from “one staged situation into another, the audience enjoy a little pathos
and vicarious emotion”,  Transparencynow.com of a character who is to delusional to
challenge the mass world of media-politics.  cultural theorist Guy Debord states ‘The Society
of the Spectacle’, “traces the development of a modern society through a
collection of thesis, that discuss the authentic social life that has been
replaced with its representation of the spectacle”. (Debord 1967). Thesis 6 of
the book mentions that ‘understood in its totality, the spectacle is both the
outcome and the goal of the dominant mode of production. It is not something
added to the real world. On the contrary it is the very heart of society’s real
unreality” (Debord 1967). Thus, does the movie offer us a metaphor for own
situation. Especially today, where Hollywood filmmaking has provided us with
commentary on reality and free will, it’s a common part of the everyday now to
be paranoid about having this fear of being watched by the government on our
digital devices. The manufactured world set up by the media, Truman Is situated
in is merely imitates our own media landscape that is formed of news, politics,
advertising and public affairs all things we watch to be entertained and aware
of the everyday. “In all its specific manifestations – news or propaganda,
advertising or the actual consumption of entertainment- the spectacle epitomizes
the prevailing model of social life” – (Debord 1967). Debords theory and the
moral of the movie, routinely take towards media. In one aspect, we are
absorbed by it; and we accept the rendition of reality as we are occupied by
its view (the view in which the media impose).  The media have fabricated our attitudes, we
frequently experience this ‘real unreality’ (ref) through reading news stories
and watching television, movies break down from this illusion we mist however,
set ourselves away from this media landscape ‘prevailing us from social’
affairs’  (Debord 1967). It is apparent
the movie is of course a form of media depicting a “pseudo norm” (Debord 1967) of
reality, yet we are consumed by its own take on the meaning of things. The
movie mass communicates the exploitation of what the media is capable of and
its willingness to parade as well as victimise, humans just for newsworthy
events for a 

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