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Discuss the use of and creation of images in The Truman Show Refer specifically to three key scenes Pay particular attention to the filming techniques used in these scenes The Truman Show is a film that relies heavily on the use of evocative images To create these images the director Peter Weir uses a number of techniques The major techniques used throughout the film include camera angles framing shot types camera movement the style of music and costuming and sequencing Combining two or more of these techniques enables Weir to create emotive images In the second scene when we see Truman leaving his house for the first time in the film As Truman leaves his house he says to his neighbour in a corny style In case I dont see you good afternoon good evening and good night While he says this he has a cheesy almost fake smile on his face This gives the impression to viewers as if it is almost scripted Also when Truman leaves his house we see his conservative costuming His outfit is nostalgic of the fifties This particular sequence is filmed from a middle distance shot By using this shot the director is able to show us Trumans surroundings We see the perfectly mowed lawns white picket fences pastel-coloured houses and the bright blue sky The image created is idyllic and almost too perfect showing that his whole world is artificial As Truman approaches his car in scene two a large object comes crashing onto the middle of Trumans street The sound that comes from the object is a contrast to the atmosphere already created As the object is falling through the sky there is an extreme high angle of Seahaven When Truman picks it up and looks to the sky a low camera angle is used showing us the clear blue sky again and giving the sense that Truman is small and insignificant Once
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