Truman Show

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English

 

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Michael S

 

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April 23, 2015

 

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University

 

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Shots of Truman especially in the first half of the film are from unconventional angles and shot through oval/circular ‘masks’. For example when we see TB driving his car, he is shot at a low angle, and the shot is framed by a circle of black across which we see the radio dial. This gives the illusion that the camera is behind the radio, hidden from Truman...
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This gives the illusion that the camera is behind the radio, hidden from Truman. By filming Truman at these unusual angles Peter Weir conveys the idea that Truman is being filmed under surveillance. This is especially apparent when we juxtapose these scenes against those of the other ‘inhabitants’ of Seahaven who are filmed responding to the camera – eg; Meryl and her constant product placements (talking, looking and smiling directly at the camera)...
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