Zooming into “The Truman Show”


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The Truman Show is a 1998 psychological science fiction satirical comedic-dramatic thriller. It was filmed by Peter Weir while being produced by Scott Rudin. The film stars Jim Carrey while the supporting cast includes Laura Linney, Ed Harris, Noah Emmerich, and Natascha McElhone. The movie was released in North America on June 5, 1998. The film’s budget was $60 million. It has been nominated for several awards.

The Truman Show is based upon one man, Truman Burbank. Unbeknownst to him, his entire life has been the focus of a popular American television show. While he believes he leads an ordinary life, in all actuality, he lives on a large television set that is populated with actors and actresses. In the beginning, Burbank is completely unaware of his life being the center of a television show. However, as the movie continues forward, he begins to notice little moments that are too planned to be coincidences. Burbank beings to act out of his normal day to day life in order to catch what he believes to be happening. This movie brings forth a sense of suspense and fear. It allows the audience to ponder between the power of fiction with manipulation. This movie, although not categorized as a horror film, may seem scary. Burbank is truly trapped within in his own life and seemingly unable to escape. He is also been recording for his entire life, including the good, the bad, and the ugly. Everything in which he knows to be life is fake. Truly, the movie is a great movie. It grasps it’s audience in an unusual way. While it has the audiences’ full attention, it still leaves room for questioning and thought.

Although this movie was created around twenty-four years ago, it is still deemed a popular movie. This movie is still constantly being mentioned and questioned. Several articles have been made based upon a deep analysis of the movie and it’s meaning. This movie leaves room for such interpretation that it will seemingly never be completely solved.