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Truman Show Viewing Sheets - 3 Acts

Truman Show Viewing Sheets - 3 Acts

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Student worksheets to assist the viewng of Peter Weir's "The Truman Show." Aimed at NCEA Level 1 candidates. Broken down into the 3 act structure.
Student worksheets to assist the viewng of Peter Weir's "The Truman Show." Aimed at NCEA Level 1 candidates. Broken down into the 3 act structure.

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the
TRUMAN
show
Directed by Peter Weir
Viewing Sheet - Act One – “The Establish” (23 minutes)1.How do we know that we are watching a reality TV show in this film?2.What is Trumans full name? Why do you think he has been given this name?3.What does Truman do for a living? Why do you think he has been gien thisoccupation?4.What is his wife’s name and what does she do for a living?5.Where does Truman live?6.What clues do we have in this section that the production is falling apart?7.What might this mean symbolically?8.Name 3 products that are advertised on the show and explain how they are‘placed’ in the TV show.9.Why do you think Truman attempts to hide his phone call to directoryassitance from others in the workplace?10.What visual technique does the director use to show us that Truman is afraidof water?11.How is this visual technique repeated and continued to the end of this section?12.What does Laurens badge say? What does it refer to?13.What reason do the viewers give for Truman not following Lauren to Fijistraight away?14.How does the Director make the transition after the visual technique fromquestion 11 comes to an end?
 
the
TRUMAN
show
 
Directed by Peter Weir
Viewing Sheet - Act Two – “The Build” ( 32 minutes)1.Describe hoe the Verbal techniques support how Truman is now feeling. Whyis he feeling this way?2.Describe his actions during this sequence.
3.
Complete Truman’s quote: Maybe I'm being set up for something. You ever feel like that, Marlon? Like your whole life …..”4.Marlon says “Thats the “Big Guy.” Quite a paintbrush he’s got.” Explain theDramatic Irony of this line.5.What is Trumans favourite show?6.How is the television programming chosen to influence Truman?7.What discovery does Truman make in the wedding photo album?8.Describe the Verbal technique used when Truman goes to the hospital. Whateffect does it have?9.How is the travel agency designed to put Truman off travelling?10.Why doesn’t Truman leave town by bus?11.What is the slogan on Truman’s car licence plate?12.What is the biggest challenge Truman faces when trying to escape by car?How does he overcome this?13.How does the production finally stop Truman from esacping?14.Quote Marlon’s response to Truman’s paranoid confession that starts “Whohasn’t….”15.Why do the producers choose to bring “Dad” back?16.The film cuts to Cristoff directing this scene. Why does he delay the Close Up?How has he used Verbal techniques to enhance the scene?

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