The Truman Show: A Musical Analysis

The Truman Show: A Musical Analysis


Sabine Ndalamba



The paper will consist of a musical analysis of co-composers Burkhard Dallwitz and Phillip Glass’s score to the film The Truman Show. The first section will consist of a brief plot summary as well as a look at the overall relationship of the music to the narrative of the story. The other sections will cover a more detailed analysis of the musical themes, especially as they related to the main characters of the story. There final section will examine the unique artistic voice each composer brings to the film, both as individuals and in the synergy of their collaboration. The musical portion of the culminating experience will consisted of a composition to a student film that is currently in production.

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Valencia (Spain) Campus

The Truman Show: A Musical Analysis