Peter Weirs: The Truman Show - Die Sprache der Bilder

Author: Babette Kraus

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638197875

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 18

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 1999 im Fachbereich Theaterwissenschaft, Tanz, Note: 3, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Institut für Theaterwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Proseminar: Inszenierungsanalyse (Film): Von der Schizophrenie zur Paranoia., Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: „Twenty-nine years ago, a baby boy was adopted by the OmniCam Corporation to become the subject of the most popular television show of all time. His name is Truman Burbank. (...) Every second of every day, from the moment he was born, for the last thirty years, Truman Burbank has been the unwitting star of the longest running, most popular documentary-soap opera in history. The picture-perfect town of Seahaven thar he calls home is actually a gigantic soundstage. Truman’s friends and family – everyone he meets, in fact – are actors. He lives every moment under the unblinking gaze of thousands of hidden TV cameras.“1 So ist zu Beginn des Filmes „The Truman Show“ die perfekt in Szene gesetzte Scheinwelt die Ausgangslage des unwissenden Gefangenen Truman Burbank. Als sich aber ein schlecht montierter Scheinwerfer vom künstlichen Firmament löst und direkt vor Trumens Füße kracht, kommt dessen Realitätsgefühl deutlich ins Wanken. Plötzlich aufgeschreckt, entwickelt Truman ein tiefes Mißtrauen gegen seine unwirkliche Umwelt, gegen das gekünstelte, schablonenhafte Verhalten seiner Mitmenschen. Von jeher eine neugierige und dynamische Natur, beginnt Truman zu insistieren und zu spionieren, um das unerklärliche Geheimnis seines Verfolgungsgefühls aufzudecken. Er versucht verzweifelt, aus seiner beengenden Existenz in dieser für ihn irrealen Welt zu flüchten, doch Christof, der Macher der „Truman Show“, läßt seinen Star nicht so einfach entwischen. Nachdem psychologische Tricks Truman nicht aufgeben lassen, nach der Freiheit zu streben, greift Christof zu drastischeren Mitteln. Es beginnt ein Kampf um Leben und Tod, den Christof mit gottähnlichen Mitteln zu lenken sucht, bereit, Truman einen dramatischen Abgang aus der Show - den realen Tod durch Ertrinken in einem inszenierten Sturm - zu bereiten. Der Showdown Trumans gegen seinen Erschaffer: der eine als mutiger Kapitän einer „Nußschale“ im tosenden Kunstmeer dem Nichts oder der Freiheit entgegen, der andere in der Kommandozentrale der Himmelskuppel über Trumans Welt, entschlossen, ein Menschenleben den Einschaltquoten zu opfern. Christof läßt (!) den roten Knopf zur Auslösung der gigantischen Flutwelle drücken, die promt einsetzt und Trumans Boot zum Kentern bringt. Doch Truman überlebt die Katastrophe – life on air – und berührt in der Endsequenz des Filmes schließlich mit seinen Händen den Pappmachéhorizont am Ende des auslaufenden Meeres. [...] 1 internet: www.trumanshow.com

Truman Capote

eine Biographie

Author: Gerald Clarke,Brigitte Stein

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 9783036951775

Category:

Page: 767

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Truman Capote Werke

Author: Truman Capote

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 303699260X

Category: Fiction

Page: 2528

View: 3960

Truman Capotes neu editierte Werke in der achtbändigen Zürcher Ausgabe im Schmuckschuber Band 1: Sommerdiebe Band 2: Andere Stimmen, andere Räume Band 3: Baum der Nacht Band 4: Die Grasharfe Band 5: Frühstück bei Tiffany Band 6: Die Hunde bellen Band 7: Kaltblütig Band 8: Erhörte Gebete

Truman

Author: David McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743260295

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1120

View: 5802

The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian. The life of Harry S. Truman is one of the greatest of American stories, filled with vivid characters—Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Bess Wallace Truman, George Marshall, Joe McCarthy, and Dean Acheson—and dramatic events. In this riveting biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man—a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined—but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges. The last president to serve as a living link between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries, Truman’s story spans the raw world of the Missouri frontier, World War I, the powerful Pendergast machine of Kansas City, the legendary Whistle-Stop Campaign of 1948, and the decisions to drop the atomic bomb, confront Stalin at Potsdam, send troops to Korea, and fire General MacArthur. Drawing on newly discovered archival material and extensive interviews with Truman’s own family, friends, and Washington colleagues, McCullough tells the deeply moving story of the seemingly ordinary “man from Missouri” who was perhaps the most courageous president in our history.

Die Truman-Doktrin. Ein Wandel in der amerikanischen Politik

Author: Sascha Hissler

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638170268

Category: Political Science

Page: 27

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 1999 im Fachbereich Politik - Internationale Politik - Region: USA, Note: 1,0, Luftwaffe der Bundeswehr (Historisches Institut), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Mit dieser Seminararbeit - die in chronologischer Reihenfolge der Ereignisse aufgebaut ist – wird die Entstehungsgeschichte der Truman-Doktrin erläutert und die Leistung Trumans herausgestellt, der im April 1945 in die Fußstapfen des langjährigen US-Präsidenten Franklin Delano Roosevelts (1933-1945) trat, jedoch dessen Politik der Kooperation mit Stalin nicht mehr lange fortsetzen konnte. Als erstes werden die relativ guten amerikanisch-sowjetischen Beziehungen während des zweiten Weltkrieges beschrieben, die besonders auf der Atlantik-Konferenz sowie bei den darauf folgenden Kriegskonferenzen erkennbar sind. Höhepunkte dieser interalliierten Kriegskonferenzen waren zweifelsohne die beiden einzigen Konferenzen aller drei Regierungsspitzen in Teheran und Jalta, wo sich Roosevelts Konzept über den Umgang mit der Sowjetunion verdeutlichen läßt. Sehr hilfreich bei dieser Analyse sind die umfangreichen Memoiren des britischen Premierministers Churchill, die Studie von Günter Moltmann über „Amerikas Deutschlandpolitik im zweiten Weltkrieg“ sowie der Wegweiser durch die alliierten Kriegskonferenzen von Gerd Ressing mit dem provokativen Titel „Versagte der Westen in Jalta und Potsdam?“. Nach dem Tode F.D. Roosevelts kam Harry Spencer Truman an die Macht, die amerikanisch-sowjetischen Beziehungen verschlechterten sich und in den USA war eine Abkehr von der Kooperationspolitik erkennbar. Doch was waren die Ursachen für diesen Wandel in der amerikanischen Politik? Zur Beantwortung dieser Fragen sind die Memoiren von Harry Truman und die seines stellvertretenden Botschafters in Moskau, George F. Kennan, lesenswert und auch die beiden Studien des habilitierten deutschen Politikwissenschaftlers Ernst-Otto Czempiel „Weltpolitik der USA nach 1945, Einführung und Dokumente“ sowie „Das amerikanische Sicherheitssystem 1945-1949, Studie zur Außenpolitik der bürgerlichen Gesellschaft“ sind ebenfalls sehr hilfreich. Nachdem die Berichte der ideologischen Vorreiter (George Kennan und James Byrnes) erläutert worden sind, wird der Anlaß und der Inhalt der Truman-Doktrin skizziert und die Frage beantwortet, was denn so besonderes an der Doktrin war, daß die USA durch sie einen neuen Kurs eingeschlagen haben. Der Schwerpunkt dieser Seminararbeit liegt in der Herausstellung des Unterschiedes zwischen der Politik Roosevelts und Trumans in Bezug auf die Sowjetunion sowie in der Beschreibung der Vorgeschichte und der Erläuterung des Inhaltes der Doktrin.

Meeting the Communist Threat : Truman to Reagan

Truman to Reagan

Author: Thomas G. Paterson Professor of History University of Connecticut

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198021445

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

View: 9917

In this provocative new book, the distinguished diplomatic historian Thomas G. Paterson explores why and how Americans have perceived and exaggerated the Communist threat in the last half century. Telling the story through rich analysis and substantial research in private papers, government archieves, oral histories, contemporary writings, and scholarly works, Paterson explains the origins and evolution of United States global intervention. In penetrating essays on the ideas and programs of Harry S. Truman, George F. Kennan, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John Foster Dulles, John F. Kennedy, Richard M. Nixon, Henry A. Kissisnger, and Ronald Reagan, as well as on the views of dissenters from the prevailing Cold War mentality, Paterson reveals the tenacity and momentum of American thinking about threats from abroad. Paterson offers a thorough review of postwar American attitudes toward totalitariansim, the causes of international conflict, and foreign aid, and he then demonstrates how Truman acted upon these views, launched the containment doctrine, and exercised American power in both Europe and Asia. A fresh look at Eisenhower's policy in the Middle East explains how the United States became a major player in that volatile region. Paterson also presents an incisive critique of Kennedy's foreign policy, describing an administration propelled by lessons from Truman's era, an assertive, "can-do" style, and a grandiose notion of America's nation-building responsibilities in the Third World. Arrogance, ignorance, and impatience, Paterson argues, combined with familiar exaggerations of Soviet capabilities and intentions, to produce a rash of crises, from the Bay of Pigs and missile crisis in Cuba to the war in Vietnam. Other chapters study the flawed record of 1970s detente, CIA covert actions and the failure of congressional oversight from the 1940s to the present, and Reagan's rewriting of the history of the Vietnam War. In the last chapter, Paterson demolishes the argument that the Vietnam War could have been won and probes the analogy between Vietnam and Central America in the 1980s. Americans did not invent the Communist threat, Paterson contends, but they have certainly exaggerated it, nurturing a trenchant anti-communism that has had a devastating effect on international relations and American institutions. An important backdrop to recent foreign policy, Meeting the Communist Threat combines extensive scholarship and perceptive analysis to provide a vivid account of Cold War policy in America.

Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel

Author: Michael T. Benson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275958077

Category: History

Page: 217

View: 8609

Harry S. Truman sensed something profound and meaningful in the Jewish restoration to Palestine, something which transcended other considerations. As the president recorded in his Memoirs, the Palestine question was "a basic human problem." In the end, Truman was willing to go against the current of his most trusted foreign policy advisers, who were absolutely opposed to the establishment of a Jewish state in the Middle East. These advisers argued that however humanitarian a Jewish homeland might seem, such a proposition posed a real risk to American interests in the Near East and to United States national security in the late 1940s. Despite their continued opposition, Truman stood his ground and maintained that he would decide the entire issue based on what he thought was right. Of interest to historians, and students of Israel and of the U.S. presidency.

The Truman Presidency

Author: Michael James Lacey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521407731

Category: History

Page: 458

View: 8281

Written by leading authorities in the fields of the contemporary social, political, and diplomatic history of the United States, the essays in this volume provide a wide-ranging overview of the intentions, achievements, and failures of the Truman administration. Divided into sections on domestic politics and issues, and foreign policy and national defence, the volume gives an authoritative appraisal of some of the major events and problems of the time in the light of recent scholarship. The essays make clear the overriding importance of the wartime experience for the Truman era.

Proclaiming the Truman Doctrine

The Cold War Call to Arms

Author: Denise M. Bostdorff

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603440325

Category: History

Page: 193

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In this work, Denise M. Bostdorff considers President Truman’s address to a joint session of Congress on March 12, 1947. She focuses on the public and private language that influenced administration perceptions about the precipitating events in Greece and Turkey and explores the news management campaign that set the stage for Truman’s speech. Bostdorff even examines how the president’s health may have influenced his policy decision and how it affected his delivery of the address and campaign for congressional approval. After a rhetorical analysis of the Truman Doctrine speech, the book ends with Bostdorff’s conclusions on its short- and long-term impact. She identifies themes announced by Truman that resound in U.S. foreign policy down to the present day, when George W. Bush has compared his policies in the war on terror to those of Truman and members of his administration have compared Bush to Truman. This important work is a major contribution to scholarship on the presidency, political science, and public rhetoric.

The Truman Nelson Reader

Author: Truman John Nelson,William John Schafer

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870236488

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 302

View: 7639

Truman Nelson (1911-1987) was a self-educated novelist, essayist, lecturer, and social activist. He never finished high school and supported himself in his early years as a factory worker, labor organizer, actor, and playwright. Encouraged by F. O. Matthiessen, he turned to writing and in 1952 published his first historical novel, The Sin of the Prophet, a study of Theodore Parker and the Anthony Burns case. That book earned him his picture on the cover of Saturday Review and designation as the magazine's "Writer of the Year." Two novels soon followed: The Passion by the Brook (1953), on George Ripley and the communal movement at Brook Farm, and The Surveyor (1960), on John Brown's abolition efforts in Kansas. These three novels established Nelson as a major writer on the history of American radical thought. His later essays and polemical writings were influential in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, when Nelson traveled, taught, lectured, and acted in the front lines of the struggle for racial equality. In recent years, Nelson has been neglected by scholars, critics, and the general public, and many of his writings have been allowed to go out of print. The Truman Nelson Reader is intended to restore his voice and to prompt a reevaluation of his work. The collection brings together excerpts from Nelson's published novels, selected essays, and a portion of his last, as yet unpublished, novel on John Humphrey Noyes, founder of the Oneida Colony. Also included are essays on William Lloyd Garrison, Henry David Thoreau, John Brown, and W.E.B. Du Bois, as well as selections from the 1960s: "The Torture of Mothers," written after the first Harlem riots; "The Right of Revolution," reportedly found on Ho Chi Minh's desk at the time of his death; and "The Conscience of the North," a meditation on Theodore Parker's meaning for the civil rights movement.

The National Security Legacy of Harry S. Truman

Author: Robert P. Watson,Michael J. Devine,Robert J. Wolz

Publisher: Truman State Univ Press

ISBN: 1931112460

Category: Political Science

Page: 198

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Harry S Truman's national security legacy, as documented here by Truman scholars and political leaders on the 50th anniversary of the end of his presidency, is marked by a series of noteworthy foreign policy initiatives. Credited with establishing post-World War II order, Truman's political heritage also includes the creation of NATO and the United Nations, food and foreign aid programs, the Marshall Plan and the integration of the US armed forces. Contributions from distinguished former aides to President Truman and recognised national security experts make this book an especially important and unique read. Highlights include a conclusion by General Brent Scowcroft, National Security Advisor to Presidents Ford and Bush and a foreword by Clifton Truman Daniel, President Truman's grandson.

Truman Defeats Dewey

Author: Gary A. Donaldson

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813149231

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 6118

Fifty years ago Harry S. Truman pulled off the greatest upset in U.S. political history. With his party split on both the left and the right, and facing a formidable Republican opponent in New York governor Thomas E. Dewey, the Missourian was thought to have little chance of remaining in the White House. But politics in the postwar years were changing dramatically. Truman and his advisers successfully read those changes: their strategy focused on building a coalition of organized labor, African Americans in large northern cities, and traditional liberals--and ignoring protests from the conservative South. Donaldson argues that Dewey did nearly as much to lose the election as Truman did to win it. Dewey entered the campaign so overconfident that he refused to confront Truman on the issues. The Republicans, certain of a mandate from the public after the midterm elections of 1946, prepared to disassemble the New Deal. Yet they suffered from even more severe internal division than the Democrats. The 1948 presidential campaign was a watershed event in the history of American politics. It encompassed Truman's rousing "Give 'em Hell Harry" speeches and intriguing behind-the-scenes political maneuvering. It was the first election after Roosevelt's death and the last before the advent of television. It marked the new political prominence of African American voters and organized labor, as well as the South's declining influence over the Democratic Party.

Working with Truman

A Personal Memoir of the White House Years

Author: Ken Hechler

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826210678

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 318

View: 9510

Available for the first time in paperback is the critically acclaimed Working with Truman, a warm and lighthearted memoir of what it was like to work behind the scenes in the White House during Truman's term as president. Focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of those who worked closely with Truman and on the Truman not seen by the public, Hechler provides insight into one of our greatest presidents.

Truman in Cartoon and Caricature

Author: James N. Giglio

Publisher: Truman State Univ Press

ISBN: 1931112045

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 2315

This collection of 263 cartoons portrays the life and times of Harry S. Truman during his years in local and state offices, the US Senate, and as the 33rd US President. It shows a multifaceted Truman that reveals his courage, tenacity, impulsiveness, frustration, stubbornness, petulance -- and above all, his humanity. Truman recognised the 'powerful influence on public opinion' of political cartoons. He appreciated this form of free speech and collected cartoons of more than 150 artists of the period. A rare collection, these cartoons inform, entertain, and provide a prism to view Truman and his presidency.