The Truman Show media event can be encompassed by the films rebuke towards exploitative TV and the rise of Reality TV following the release of the film. It can be argued that the motifs of the film are continued on in works like Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Synecdoche New York (Charlie Kaufman) and S1m0ne (from the screenwriter of the Truman Show, Andrew Niccol). These examples I refer to as indirect examples since the connection between The Truman Show and these works are more obtuse (aside fro...
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...ork, Being John Malkovich(4) and Adaptation. Furthermore animated shows like South Park, The Simpsons, Family Guy and even X-Men all either parodied or injected the premise of The Truman Show into their own show (as seen below).
Looking at The Truman Show through the lens of Pamela is vital because it reveals a somewhat hidden and obtuse history that may not be grasped on its own. While Pamela certainly exhibits more concrete connections in its expostulations and replies throughout the 18th century, the tendrils that connect The Truman Show to previous and subsequent works are not only present but often prevalent. Pamela contextualizes The Truman Show by offering an example of how mediums and interpretations are never truly static and that the texts and films that succeed the originals will often misconstrue or directly attack the meanings behind the original work.
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