Imagine living your life as you normally do, but what if everything you did was broadcasted on national television! Peter Weirs’ The Truman Show is a very deep satire. It is very close to what many television shows are trying to do. There are many symbols in this movie, as there are also many different ways to interpret the writer’s intentional meaning. In this movie there is a very delicate blend of comedy with drama that gives you a very thought provoking movie without it being one of those movies that you have to watch. I think that in the Truman Show Christof is a representative of an Antichrist
The Truman Show is a movie about a television show. In the beginning they never tell you this though. Your first clue is in the opening credits when they have Truman Burbank listed as playing himself, when you know that the actor is Jim Cary. As the movie goes on you understand that the life he leads is real, however everything around him is a dramatization. “It might not always be Shakespeare, but it’s real.” This is what the viewers crave; they get absorbed in his life and his real emotions.
Christof is the Director of The Truman Show. He first started the show when Truman was a baby. He was born on nation television, and the show was only going to run for one year. However due to the overwhelming popularity, plans changed. He built an entire town, a set, which was Truman’s entire life. He controlled everything in his life, from what he wore to where he lived, most of all, everyone one around him. He is trying to play god, and in a sense, really is for Truman.
The first clue of this lies in his name. Christof represents Jesus (off Christ) as an antichrist. In the dialogue of the movie really brings this into perspective. Christof tells him how the world he created for him is so much better. A place where there is no lying or deceit. In my personal analysis I related this to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. They were both in a very special place but...