T- topic sentence
E – evidence
E – Explain
L – Link
WE the viewers; difference between us as viewers of the film and the viewers of the tv show IN the film.
DO NOT USE: I, we, you
DO NOT: Summarise the plot of the movie
When you think you’re about to write “ I think that” cross it out and write would come after that. E.g. “I think that because Truman…”
“Hi Christof, I’d like to say one thing. You’re a liar and a manipulator and what you’ve done to Truman is sick.” Sylvia is the only person in the film who truly cares about Truman. Discuss.
Essay Topic to question.
Introduction: Is Sylvia the only person in the film who truly cares about Truman? – answer; It is believe that Sylvia may be one of the people who care the MOST for Truman, but she is not alone with those emotions. The Truman Show was directed by Peter Weir and written by Andrew Niccol (who was director and writer of Gattaca, 1997), these two worked together and put together this movie about reality TV show in its most extreme case.
In this essay it will discuss the reason for believing why Sylvia is one person who may care the most for Truman, but not the only person because there was also the audience of the movie, those who created a campaign for Truman, and also there was ‘we’ as an audience of the who movie itself.
TOPIC SENTENCE: Sylvia is one person who cares the most for Truman.
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EVIDENCE: “Hi Christof, I’d like to say one thing. You’re a liar and a manipulator and what you’ve done to Truman is sick.”
EXPLAIN: When The Truman Show was bought on about the news, and they news channel got a chance to talk to Christof they were accepting calls from all the viewers, and Sylvia called and was the only one who argued and stood up for Christof, even though everyone knew who she was, she continued to press on about freeing Truman, and what Christof was doing was complete wrong.
EXPLAIN: Even though other callers were shown to have called on the actual movie, no one else stood up for Truman. She watches him every day and every night just like every other viewer around the world, but because she has actually been in the dome, lived there, met him, talked to him, tried to save him from his false reality, she feel’s that much stronger about the topic and Truman himself.
LINK: In a major way this proves how strongly Sylvia still cares for Truman even after being taken off the show for trying to expose the truth behind the lies.
TOPIC SENTENCE: Though Sylvia was the one person who cared the MOST she was not alone.
EVIDENCE/EXPLAIN: Sylvia was indeed a person who had the most feelings towards Truman and that was because of her experience of living in the dome, but there were others who cared about him, and they were the audience in the movie. All through the 30 years or so of Truman’s life they have been watching him, and they have grown accustom to his presence on their TV screens. Some people could have grown emotionally attached to him, they were hooked on this reality TV show.
Some people, such as Sylvia, were apart of a campaign, a campaign called “”Free Truman,” these were the people who cared about Truman’s well being, they wanted him to be free and live a normal human life just like every one else. Because Truman was such a “TRUE MAN” it made peoples passion to free him that much stronger, he wasn’t fake in the least, all his tears cried were real, his laughter was genuine. It’s just as the conversation went at the end of both The Truman Show and the movie between Christof and Truman;
“Was nothing real?” – Truman
“You were real. That’s what made you so good to watch.” – Christof.
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LINK: Creating a campaign that most joined and cared so dearly about just proved how much the audience in the movie cared.
TOPIC SENTENCE: People in The Truman Show movie were not the only ones who cared about Truman, ‘we’ has the audience cared also.
“All the onscreen viewers knew the whole deal was orchestrated from the start, as did ‘we’
They all knew the product placements were ads, as did ‘we’.
-They all knew about OmniCam, as did ‘we’.
-They all cared about Truman and wanted him to success, as did ‘we’.
-They all knew Truman wanted to get out, as did ‘we’.
-They all knew Truman’s father was a lie in that whole reunion scene, but got just as emotional as ‘we’.
-They all knew how sincere Marlon’s “Would I lie to you?” was, as did ‘we’”
EXPLAIN: Everything was planned about the reality TV show through Christof, even though we knew this and expected some of the things to happen, it was still a surprise to see it actually happen. But for the whole of the movie, Truman and other characters went through different situations and where Truman was effected we felt strongly for him, as did the audience in the movie.
LINK: It was not just Sylvia who cared about Truman, but also we as an audience and the audience in the movie itself.
CONCLUSION: Sylvia is not the only person who cared about Truman, but she is one of the people who indeed cared the most. This was due to her time in the dome living under all Christof’s rules and regulations, meeting Truman face to face and sharing special moments with him. The audience in the movie also cared enough about him to make a campaign to try and free Truman of this inhuman crime, and just as the audience felt passion for Truman so did we as an audience watching the whole movie.