Simulacra and Simulations in The Truman Show

Friday, November 7, 2014: 1:10 PM
Director’s Row H (Sheraton)
William Cowles , Emerson College
In Peter Weir’s film The Truman Show, Truman Burbank slowly discovers that his entire life has been fabricated in service of a reality television program. Using Beaudrillard’s theory of Simulacra and Simulations, this presentation will explore what The Truman Show has to say about reality, illusion, and simulation in our lives.