You will assume the role of Christof.   You are interested in doing a sequel to "The Truman Show," but you need some financial support. What points can be made in a speech regarding this situation? 

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Ashley Kannan eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The original question had to be edited.  I think that one of the most important points that Christof would make is that reality television still works.  Reality television sells.  The fascination with "The Truman Show" would demonstrate that.  Perhaps, part of the speech would contain a rephrase of the opening lines to the film in that we, as human beings, seem to reject "pyrotechnics" and elaborate design.  Rather, we seem to be content with seeing the lives of others depicted on television in a "real" manner.  This is why the show was such a success and why a reality sequel seems to make sense.  Even though reality television has saturated the market, there does not seem to be enough of it.  Given the success of the show, I think that this becomes one of Chrystof's most convincing arguments as to why a sequel should be funded.

Another reason that Chrystof might make in a speech would have to do with his use of product placement.  Chrystof was ahead of his time in understanding the commercial and social power of product placement.  It became part of the reality television landscape and such innovation can be persuasively used to make the case for funding a sequel.  Chrystof's creative and commercial visions are strong enough cases to be made in a speech that would justify the financial backing for a sequel.