For a film comparison project at UWE, I chose to look at the similarities between The Truman Show and everyday cultures. Within the book, I examine the Truman Show dilemma and some of the fears he faces while seeking the truth. I cover topics ranging from George Orwell's prediction of 1984 to the Hermit Kingdom of North Korea. From the current bills passed by the U.S. Senate such as C.I.S.P.A, S.O.P.A and the ever more controversial N.D.A.A, to the vacuum of reality television. Each section of the book is attributed to a specific phobia to break up the content but keeping on the theme of fear. Among all of this, I have filled the publication with false period advertising to make the reader question everything. Welcome to The Truman Nation in its purest form. Design inspired by Barnbrook Studios.
The front cover.
Altered 1950's Nike advert implying "You can buy it."
An introduction to North Korea as the Hermit Kingdom.
A visit to The Hamptons in the UK, a strange Truman-esque reality.
Other topics covered include reality TV and it's everyday distractions from the Truman dilemma.