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The Truman show (1998)

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The Truman show (1998)



Jim Carrey
Laura Linney
Ed Harris
Noah Emmerich
Natascha McElhone

Directed by Peter Weir

Distributed by Paramount Pictures

I sometimes wonder how my life will be if it were a TV show, I see this movie and i quit the wonder.
The Truman Show was written by Andrew Niccol who got the inspiration from an episode of The Twilight Zone called "Special Service".

After the script had gone through some re-writes, Jim Carrey was picked for the role, although the makers had to wait for him to have a clear schedule before he could start shooting.

Made with a budget of over $ 60 million dollars, The Truman Show was a financial success and also was nominated for three categories in the Academy Awards, but did not win any awards.
The movie tells the tale of an Insurance salesman Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) who lived his entire life, since before birth, in front of cameras for The Truman Show.

Unaware of this fact, Truman's life is filmed through thousands of hidden cameras, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and broadcast live around the world, allowing executive producer Christof (Ed Harris) to capture Truman's real emotion and human behavior when put in certain situations that are concocted by the writers.
The thrill about Truman’s life is that everything is arranged for him, down to the woman he married to his best friend.

The movie cinematography is such a way that you get to see mistakes from the show makers and how they arrange things in the back end to make Truman do some particular things.

The script and the movie lines are fun, especially when the Actors had to advertise on the show. The could be a conversation going on then one of the actors will just drift to talk about an object in such a manner you wonder if they have lost it, only for you to figure out seconds later that it was an advert in the show, that was very creative.

Before making this masterpiece, Jim Carrey had just finish Cable Guy (1996) and Liar Liar (1997).
The movie is directed by Peter Weir (Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)), who did a great job pulling the viewers along as they watch a movie of a show. Andrew Niccol went ahead to do more great movies from S1m0ne with Al pacino in 2002 to The Terminal with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks in 2004.


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