Privacy In The Truman Show

615 Words3 Pages
Privacy plays a big role in our lives. It is information that represents who we are, what we do, what we think and what we believe. However, people are struggling to keep their privacy due to the development of the technology and social networks in the modern society. Such as, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many more. The topic of privacy has also been exploited in many different ways in film and literature. For example: Understanding privacy by Daniel I.Solove and Privacy and freedom by Alan F.Westin, they suggest how individuals in the society agonize from the lack of privacy. This theme is especially being explored in a film called The Truman Show, directed by Peter Weir, because the main character, Truman Burbank, is being scripted and captured live for people to watch as an entertainment on TV 24/7 since birth. During this film, many different themes were introduced. Since the show was top rated in the world, meaning it was the most watched programme, ‘privacy’ issues were mainly explored in the film as viewers are invading Truman’s life and his privacy. The director seems to want us to think about the world we live in and the main message that he is trying to convey is that…show more content…
This shows how much Truman’s privacy is being invaded. The way that Truman is being filmed for everything he does and everywhere he goes is wrong and disturbing. The Truman Show has a lot to say about the way we live- about voyeurism and lockstep consumerism, about media surveillance and lack of privacy. A real life example of this type of expositor is security cameras around public places. They are always on and watching everything we do but they don’t know what our thoughts and inner feeling

More about Privacy In The Truman Show

Open Document