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Once again, you will take the role of Christof for the upcoming sequel of The Truman...

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truelov | eNoter

Posted May 29, 2013 at 12:57 AM via web

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Once again, you will take the role of Christof for the upcoming sequel of The Truman Show. You have decided to send out a memo to all of your actors advising them of what they need to focus on in the upcoming sequel. you were not pleased with some of the things that happened in the original show, and you need to address two or three problems in your memo.

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 29, 2013 at 11:49 AM (Answer #1)

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The original question needed to be edited.  I would suggest that in writing a memo, Chrystof would focus on two primary domains.  The first would be pragmatic. Chyrstof would suggest that there could be a better process of vetting actors to place on the show.  For example, I think that Chyrstof would concede that Sylvia/ Lauren was always a rebel on the show.  From the earliest of moments, her glances at Truman and her very being were "off script."  It was evident that she did not embrace her job as an actor like the others did.  In his memo, Chrystof would point out the need to do a better job of vetting actors and ensuring that the "script" of the show includes a steady diet of new personas entering Truman's life.  Meryl was exasperated and overworked.  The introduction of a new love interest post- Meryl represents that Chyrstof, himself, realized this and that he would make it a point that a better job of vetting actors and ensuring that a "freshness" to the cast would be foremost in the producers' minds.

On a more theoretical level, Chrystof would probably point out that the basis of the show worked.  One can construct "a life" and develop a following of viewers who will avidly watch that life.  Chrystof would point out that the show, itself, was a success.  Reality television still exists over a decade since "The Truman Show."  There can be a better job of theoretically constructing reality and making it pleasing to the viewers.  I would think that the ending to Chrystof's memo would be one in which this state of being is emphasized and brought out to the producers.  The sequel would theoretically do more to illuminate what life can be and how consciousness can be manipulated by those in the position of power.  In this light, Chrystof's role as "the creator" is not repudiated, as perceived in the ending of the film.  Rather, it is authenticated and validated, bringing forth the idea that all reality, to some extent, is externally created and designed.  The show merely embodied that, as would the sequel to it.

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truelov | eNoter

Posted May 29, 2013 at 9:22 PM (Reply #1)

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Thank you for your help, but  my realy guestion was for you to show me the form of memo that christof has to write to the actors to avoid the same mistakes that happened in the original show. I did even included some points in the previously guestion. I realy need that please

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