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The Truman Show
On the air. Unaware
Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows--including his wife and his best friend -- is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.
A straight shot into my all-time favourites, an excellent satire of reality television n celeb obsession & an impressive demonstration of the power of media, The Truman Show is one of the most original, creative & thought-provoking ideas to surface on the silver screen and wonderfully balances its elements of comedy with drama to deliver a cinematic experience that's as entertaining as it is enlightening.
The Truman Show chronicles the life of Truman Burbank whose entire existence has been nothing but a 24x7 running TV show. The city he lives in is a huge studio with hidden cameras everywhere & the people he interacts with on a daily basis are paid actors but when a series of events force him to question the…
I have only a handful of loves in my life- my wife and children, my pets, a select few true friends, and cinema.
Cinema has been with me for as far back as I remember, staring wide eyed up at a seemingly immense screen as a small boy, parading its wares and taking me to times and places I would never have imagined. Having seen literally thousands of movies, it takes something truly special to make a list of my favouries of all time.
The Truman Show is one of those.
Every second of it is pure celluloid magic. It oozes brilliance from every scene, from every word. It is cobbled together from some siezmic alchemy that only when the…
Film #82 of Project 90
”We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented.”
Peter Weir’s smart and stunning Truman Show is not just a simple movie, it is one of those insightful and delicate artistic creations which tries to warn us about a dark future which may not be so distant, and 1998, the penultimate year of the twentieth century was probably the best time to make this. The age of communication not just changed the everyday life of us all but it also changed our very nature and the way we think. Mass media, with their escalating power and influence changed the meaning of concepts such as freedom, morality and identity forever and created a…
If ever a satirical comment was made about what we are as human beings without being vaguely poetic or annoyingly crass about it, it is to be found in The Truman Show.
This is by no means an intelligent satire, but it is a smart one, which in telling a story like this is very important. Weir paces his film perfectly and unravels and de-constructs Truman's world in a meticulous and deliberate way, which is helped by Niccol's superb script. I do not use that word lightly, as this script nears storytelling perfection.
Another thing that Weir manages to do is reign in the insanity of Jim Carrey. This man is such a dichotomy. Here he shows how unbelievably gifted…
Another family movie experience, this time no trauma. The 11- and 8-year olds were both riveted; Sophie was so plugged in that when they were trying to find Truman in the dark she said, "Why don't they just turn on the lights?" Cue the sun!
I can't figure why I didn't appreciate this movie more when I saw it back in '98. Save one crucial Jim Carrey line reading that still feels false ("You were never inside my head"), and the somewhat curious decision to not fully introduce Christoph sooner even though the walls of his perfectly constructed facade are crumbling long before a renegade character reintroduces himself to Truman, it all works -- the Director/God-Star/Adam parallels, the TV satire…
A total knockout. Jim Carrey and Ed Harris are both fantastic here, and the extremely intriguing premise is, thankfully, executed well with the filmmakers showing obvious passion and care for the material. Both hilarious and utterly horrifying at the same time, The Truman Show has already become one of my favorite films from the 90's and is right up there with Eternal Sunshine on The Spotless Mind as one of my favorite Jim Carrey movies as well. See this film immediately if you haven't already.
Wow....I just fell in love. I was expecting a good film, but maybe i found one of my favorites.
One of the greatest films ever created.
this movie made me so claustrophobic!! also i'm paranoid as shit so please tell me if this is what's hapening to me and i just watched this in some sort of meta twist for y'all to get a kick out of
I think Marlon, Truman’s quote-unquote ‘best friend’, might be cinema’s greatest monster. He has lied to Truman for twenty-three years and then, when his friend is in a deep, existential pain, he continues to lie to him and tell him he’s imagining everything. What a selfish prick.
Movies that wrestle with enormous philosophical conundrums in accessible and simple ways are my jam. I remember watching The Truman Show with my parents not many years after it came out on VHS (I'd take a guess at being 12 years old) and thinking about the perception of reality for the first time. Of course, watching it again some 15 years later, I also appreciate just how great a satire The Truman Show is in foreshadowing the disturbing popularity of reality television. Perhaps it is a little to convenient. It breaks a few of its own rules, Truman discovers the truth very quickly and whichever producer decided to give the town travel agents was playing with fire. However, its ability…
- Leo, I am watching Mr Poppers Penguins! Do you want to watch with me?
- No, cousin. I dont like this one. Do you like Jim Carrey, hm?
- Jim Carrey, Mr. Popper...
- Yes! I like Fun With Dick and Jane!
- Nah, thats terrible, mate!
- Which one do you like?
- The Truman Show!
And thats how I watched The Truman Show today. I cant talk about my life without mentioning how this film is important to me. I am sure that you guys know someone that believes that we live in the Matrix, right? When I was a kid, I believe I was in The Leonardo Show. And I loved that.…
interesting film considering the ones that followed in the Hollywood of '99
What the fuck.
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