THE TRUMAN SHOW by Andrew Niccol (hier online bestellen)
The Truman Show is a satire on the media, i.e. television and their effect on us.The message of the book (and film)
is: we must stand up to the manipulators of television and news. Their absurdities and lies convey a perception
of 'reality' that we have to fight.
The Truman Show depicts a series of fateful events in the life of Truman Burbank (in the film played by
Jim Carrey) who lives in a fake town which Truman is totally unaware of. The fake town is nothing else but
a large TV studio. The studio again resembles our own media landscape in which we all are manipulated by news, politics, advertisements etc.
We only realize that we live in such a made-up environment when things start to go wrong. As Truman fears of leaving this invented world
(when he eventually realizes its falsehood), so are we all reluctant to break our relationship with the media.
We ought to question this relationship more and more and distance ourselves from it, if we want to secure our
About the author:
Andrew M. Niccol was born in New Zealand in 1964. In 1997 he made his debut as a film director with the feature film Gattaca.
He also wrote the futuristic drama that questions genetic morals and tested the will power of the human
spirit. The following year made him famous in Hollywood with his screenplay The Truman Show, directed by Peter Weir.
Niccol then wrote another screenplay, named River Road, which, however, remained unfilmed.
In this play the main chraracter, Myler Kline, continually risks his life to cross a river which he believes will bring
him freedom. Niccol's latest projects include Paani and Terminal.
THE TRUMAN SHOW by Andrew Niccol
Taschenbuch - 144 Seiten - Newmarket Press
Erscheinungsdatum: 1. Juni 1998
Preis: € 16,11
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