"Reality Television" Essays and Research Papers

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What Makes a Credible Documentary

A documentary is successful when it is able to combine both the appearance of historically accurate elements and present believable situations through a false lens, leading the audience to question the reality of what they are seeing. The genre of documentary aims to present a convincing story through the use of credible documentary tactics to portray a "fictional documentary." Every documentary depends on its viewers believing its premise. The illusion of believability is most often either confirmed...

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Tyra Banks Is a Good Role Model

prestigious designers as well as act in quite a few movies and sitcoms. Still today, Tyra Banks is making her mark in the world by hosting two of her very own television shows, “The Tyra Banks Show,” and her hit reality series “America’s Next Top Model.” Ms. Banks not only host these two shows she is also an executive producer for her reality television program, is the founder for Ty Ty Baby Productions, and has written a novel entitled “Tyra’s Beauty Inside & Out.” With all these obligations, Tyra has...

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Truman Show: Ethical or Unethical?

family who will stick with him through thick and thin, and a pleasant town that is far from disorder and catastrophe. His town was a great place to live in, a town that centered around Truman. Christof plays on this imagery to sway Truman that this "reality" is best for him. Christof, in the last scene with Truman, uses pathos to act as a fatherly figure towards Truman. Here, Christof tells Truman that he has been watching him all his life in order to persuade him that keeping him in the dome was for...

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The Truman Show

The Truman Show The Truman Show is an American satirical comedy-drama film, released in 1998. The cast includes Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, a 29 year old insurance salesman whose life is broadcasted in a reality television show all across the world. From time to time he gets to find out the truth about his situation. The film got many nominations, like the Golden Globe or the Academy Award. Truman Burbank lives in Seahaven, a calm town surrounded by the sea, which seems perfect, as the sky...

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Swimming from Sestos to Abydos: Character Lord Byron

at love and only lives to outdo others. The Leander character represents the best friend of the girl or the nerd who fights for love and friendship but is always belittled by the jock. Even on reality television shows, a Byron character is always thrown into the mix. For example, on ABC’s yearly reality “love” show, The Bachelorette, there is always a “Byron” thrown in the mix of guys. On the show that is airing this month, there is Bentley, who has the bachelorette wrapped around his finger, yet...

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Teen Mom 2 Evaluation

argues with her son’s father about custody agreements and seems to spend most of her time in the courtroom. “Teen Mom 2” no doubt has an influence on many people. There are plenty of people who love watching this kind of emotional, soap opera, reality television. While the show attempts to highlight how difficult it is for these young women to juggle teen life with the responsibilities of being mothers it may be sending mixed messages to viewers. With the media making celebrities out of the teen moms...

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How Shows Like Glee & American Idol Affect High School Choral Programs

improved tremendously thanks to these shows. I also believe that these shows have made more students interested in being a part of the choir or even theatre. Let’s get more into what the shows are about. Glee is a musical comedy-drama television series that airs on FOX. It touches in the high school glee club New Directions competing on the show choir competition circuit, while its members deal with relationships, sexuality and social issues. I personally have never watched Glee before...

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Sexual Disorders

depending on the culture and decade. As we move into a new wave of generations who have had their fill of pushing their own shock valued activities as well as becoming less sensitive to the activities of others . While we watch an increasing amount reality television shows and news media that allows us to see the many different kinds of people in this world, we are seemingly less judging, more accepting and also feel less pressure to be ourselves, whatever that may be. To consider these lifestyle choices...

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The Truman Show Essay

Lauren is a very significant character in Peter Weir’s movie, ‘The Truman Show’ due to the crucial part she plays in Truman leaving Seahaven, the ‘paradise’ created for him by Christophe, the director. Christophe created this world for Truman for television, but it was Lauren who made it possible for him to leave this artificial world. Firstly, she did this by falling in love with Truman, and by being taken away from Truman’s world. Secondly, she set up a campaign against Christophe to release Truman...

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How the News Spoon Feeds Negativity to Society

When was the last time you walked away from the television happy and positive after watching the news? If you can’t recall a recent time or any time at all while thinking back, you may be shocked. But walking away depressed or stressed should not come as a surprise since the majority of what the news covers is violent, tragic and most of all negative. Television and more specifically the news feeds negativity to our society and promotes all too much fear. They are in complete control of what they...

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