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Matrix, The Spectacle Of Technology Class Essay

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The Matrix,The Truman Show ?i spectacolul tehnologiei
Dac? Enemy of the State arat? c? Panopticon se poate face ca ?ntr-un spectacol, Truman Show (SUA, 1998, Peter Weir) merge un pas mai departe prin transformarea supravegherii ?n aparatul s?u cheie narativ.
Baza filmului este o alt? viziune cu adev?rat paranoic?: lumea locuit? de Truman Burbank este o simulare, nimic altceva dec?t un televizor supradimensionat, ?i to?i cei care i-a cunoscut p?n? acum sunt actori ?i figuran?i care joac? dup? un scenariu. Din momentul ?n care s-a n?scut, Truman a fost protagonistul ignorant al unui spectacol ?n aer liber dou?zeci ?i patru de ore pe zi timp de aproape treizeci de ani. Toat? via?a lui nu este altceva dec?t un spectacol f?cut posibil de o form? sofisticat? de supraveghere asem?n?toare cu ceea ce Manuel De Landa nume?te ?panspectrum?. Caracteristica definitoare a panspectrum este desf??urarea unei multitudini de senzori ?n jurul mai multor corpuri ?n locul mai multor corpuri ?n jurul unui senzor central[footnoteRef:1]. Acesta este modul ?n care viziunea lui Bentham este realizat? ?n lumea din afara ?nchisorii, prin ?nmul?irea gardienilor pentru a acoperi un teren mult mai mare - ?n mod ideal, at?t de vast ca lumea ?ns??i. Insula Seahaven a lui Truman este panspectrum-ul perfect pentru aceasta care este plin? de camere ascunse ?i microfoane ?i nimic nu poate sc?pa de privirea acestor mae?trii care le v?d pe toate. [1: DE LANDA, Manuel,?War in the Age of Intelligent Machines, New York: Swerve Editions, 1991, p. 190 accesat la data de 20.05.2015]
Instrumentele de supraveghere sunt furnizoarele spectacolului ?mpreun? cu echipamentul narativ pentru aceia?i senzori care permit produc?torilor de televiziune a urm?ri pozi?ia lui Truman pe insul? sunt, de asemenea, cei care surprind semnalele video ?i audio pentru a fi difuzate (cu ad?ugarea c?torva efecte de tranzi?ie ?i pu?in? muzic?) pentru publicul de televiziune.
Cu excep?ia scenelor ocazionale care par a fi televizate, apoi, prima ora a filmului este menit? s? prezinte spectacolul ?ntr-un mod nemoderat. Acest lucru pune publicul filmului ?ntr-o pozi?ie foarte neclar? pentru c? li se cere s? se identifice cu voyeurismul extrem al fanilor show-ului, ?n acela?i timp ?n care sistemul de valori pe care l-am adus ?n film ne face (probabil) s? ?l respingem ca pe un experiment monstruos. ?n tot acest timp, noi ?l privim pe Truman prin camerele de luat vederi care surprind fiecare mi?care a sa ?i ?l ascult?m prin zeci de microfoane ascunse.
Spionajul este un element important al filmului. Personaje proeminente precum ar fi Meryl, so?ia lui Truman, mama lui ?i cel mai bun prieten al lui, Marlon, sunt asem?n?tori cu spioni care au renun?at la via?a lor privat?, ?n scopul de a-?i continua cariera. Dar genul acesta de film de spionaj este, de asemenea, luat ca un referent, ?n special ?n secven?a ?n care Truman deschide...

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