The Truman Show: Warning for the Future

Peter Weir’s The Truman Show is a film of great satirical intellect and poignancy. However, beneath the facade, this “comedy” conveys important social messages that provide a warning for the future. It mocks human beings’ automatic acceptance of what they are presented with and shows how manipulative and addictive the media can be. On a … Read more

Allegory of the Cave, Descartes’ Meditations, and The Truman Show

In his Allegory of the Cave, Plato asks us to consider that the world we are living is the equivalent of a cave; in order for us to enter into this “sensible realm” of truth and knowledge we must actively pursue these values. In his First Meditation, Rene Descartes asks us to abandon all preexisting … Read more

The Truman Show: Warning for the Future

Peter Weir’s The Truman Show is a film of great satirical intellect and poignancy. However, beneath the facade, this “comedy” conveys important social messages that provide a warning for the future. It mocks human beings’ automatic acceptance of what they are presented with and shows how manipulative and addictive the media can be. On a … Read more