Sociopolitical Satire In The Truman Show

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8. The Truman Show -

The Truman Show is one of the finest films of the 1990s. Starring Jim Carrey in one of his most memorable roles, the film introduces us to Truman Burbank, a well-meaning family man who has no idea his entire life is being manipulated by television producers and broadcast to millions of homes throughout America. The public is obsessed with Burbank’s life, with some watching the show all day, every day so as not to miss a minute of his eccentric antics.

The Truman Show was released in 1998, when reality television was still in its infancy. There were a couple of reality TV shows around at the time, but nothing like what we have now. This movie predicted the rise of reality television and the reality television star. The fictional television
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Through online dating sites and more mainstream social media platforms, people meet and form unbreakable bonds with internet users on the other side of the world. In fact, internet dating has become so common that one-third of US marriages begin with it.

2. Idiocracy -

Idiocracy is considered, at least by those who have seen it, to be one of the finest examples of sociopolitical satire ever recorded on camera. The film is set 500 years in the future, in a world which has abandoned all artistry and integrity in favor of unavoidable advertisements and consumerism. Despite the society’s obsession with turning a profit, the economy is suffering, due, in large part, to the incompetence of President Camacho.

Camacho, played by the hilarious Terry Crews, is totally inept at his job. Prior to taking the office, he was a professional wrestler and still exhibits many of the personality traits which made him so popular inside the ring.

When it was released, Idiocracy could have been viewed as way too unrealistic to be of any sort of use in battling big business and capitalism. One decade later, however, it looks as though the movie hit the nail right on the

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