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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…
I had a ‘Truman Show’ moment once. I was heading home via the train after a long day at work and was looking out the window as the carriage slowed to a crawl. A little off in the distance was a field, and on it were lots of guys spread across its length playing football – only they weren’t! Nobody was running, kicking, heading or even moving. They were stood as still as lamps. Strange, they were even looking over in our direction…..my direction (or so it seemed). I put my head to the window for that marginal closer look thinking how unnerving the whole thing appeared, like the beginnings of a zombie apocalypse ala Dawn of the Dead, but…
Heartwarming and emotional film, very cute and interesting concept
Okay so rarely does my score change much on a second time watch but even I must admit I was wrong about this film. Jim Carrey delivers a really good performance as Truman Burbank and the rest of the cast is exceptional as well particularly Ed Harris who plays Truman's "father" in a sense. I must say I love it much more now due to noticing many subtleties I did not catch during my first time. As far as problems I generally have the same problems as before but to a much lesser extent. Certain scenes could have been done better and had more of an emotional impact but overall this is a lovely film and I highly recommend it.
Watched this to death when I was younger, on vhs.
It holds up very well!
My favourite film. One day I plan on writing a book (or at least a dissertation-sized essay) on the numerous subtexts and subtleties of The Truman Show. But, for now, please enjoy an article I wrote in 2013 explaining the effect it had on a younger, more impressionable me.
Just after the new Millennium, my Dad brought us closer to the space age by buying a desktop computer with a DVD player in it. The first DVD I bought was, of all things, WWF Summerslam 2000. The glossy images and pristine audio made me want to build up a vast DVD collection there and then - but this was 2001, DVDs cost £25 each, and I had a Pokémon card…
there's a very unique tone to this movie that I can't quite pinpoint-- an intersection of Carrey, the late 90s, the sterile fake town, and the proto-reality tv plot
Jim Carrey was better than normal because he wasn't being Jim Carrey
It's far from a bad film I could just take it or leave it. There were moments that I felt could've been done much better bit weren't in the end.
This movie is definitely a must watch if you are a Jim Carey fan or not. This is one of Carey's more dramatic roles, but by no means does that mean there aren't a lot of laughs.
The film tells the story of Truman Burbank (Jim Carey) a man whose life is a reality TV show, the thing is he doesn't know it. The acting in this film amazing. Carey gives a stellar performance in what I consider one if his best roles.
"Nothing you see on this show is fake. It’s merely controlled" -Marlin (Noah Emmerich)
Controlled it is. Even on on my 4th or 5th time watching this film I am surprised at how controlled and the lengths…
This movie is what you call a classic... Jim Carrey gives us an AMAZING performance as well as Ed Harris as the main antagonist. It has a great balance of drama and comedy and the score is really good as well. I could probably watch this over and over again and it has become one of my favorites.
A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
Every film Roger Ebert has given a four-star rating. This is an ongoing project.