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Analysis of a drama filmThe Truman Show

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The protagonist of the film, Truman Burbank, is the main character of a longest nonstop live broadcast catering to a global audience. He is unaware that his life, activities and emotions are being filmed and that all those who are with him are acting their roles well for the success of the show. His mundane life in the seaside town of Seahaven is being captured by more than 5,000 hidden cameras. Most parts of the film appear as if the audience is watching The Truman Show rather than a film based on a reality show. The film opens on the broadcast day 10,909 when Truman is nearly thirty years old. Until this day, Truman has not realized that he is living in an artificial world that Christof has created for him. Omnicom Corporation had adopted Truman from the day he was born and turned his life to a reality show where his wife Meryl, his best friend Marlon and his mother (Niccol 1998) are actors who are performing in front of Truman to convince him that his life is real. As in the words of the master architect of the Show, Christof, We’ve become bored with watching actors giving us phony emotions. We’re tired of pyrotechnics and special effects. While the world he inhabits is in some respects counterfeit, there is nothing fake about Truman himself. No scripts, no cue-cons. It’s not always Shakespeare, but it’s genuine. It’s a life…Louis Coltrane and Hannah Gill (Meryl) also stresses the originality of Truman’s life by saying that It’s all true, it’s all real.