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The Truman Show utopia movie assignment Director Peter Weir Screen Writer Andrew Niccol Almost all the basic elements of utopia are presented at one time or another in this brilliant original film Extreme measures are taken to ensure that Truman is protected from the outside world He remains almost completely impervious to the effects of the real world for most of his life He lives in world created by a director of a TV show In this world the director tries to obtain perfection or utopia There is maximum security There is a common society of actors all working together to create the 247365 TV show and since theyre getting paid to do it there is equality and value in their work as actors Since the society which appears to be genuine to Truman is actually just acting the director can achieve purity of moralsethics among the actors by his command An important quote which is a very key part to understanding the director and his self-created utopia is said when an anonymous caller calls in on an interview of the director and asks Why has it taken so long for Truman to begin to figure out there is an entire world revolving around him The director profoundly responds We accept the reality of the world were presented These words are at the core of the utopia and the films message The story continues to be an excellent example of utopia for quite awhile Truman and all of his worlds inhabitants seem to be living complete and happy lives But as the story unfolds and Truman begins to slowly learn that his life is not a life at all but a show the utopia begins to die He finally escapes from his world into the real world at the conclusion of the film and the illusional utopia is no more
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