History Film / TheTrumanShow

24th Nov '16 9:08:32 PM Odacon_Spy
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** In-show example, when Truman is overcome with paranoia and flips out on his wife, and in the same night, he re-unites with his father who was previously written off.
** And, ultimately, there's the show's Grand Finale, when Truman finally leaves the set.
** The montage at the beginning of "TruTalk" reveals some past Wham Episodes including Truman's birth, Truman's first steps, Truman running off with Sylvia and Truman's wedding to Meryl.

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** In-show example, when Truman is overcome with paranoia and flips out on his wife, and in the same night, he [[spoiler:he re-unites with his father who was previously written off.
off]].
** And, ultimately, there's the show's Grand Finale, when [[spoiler:when Truman finally leaves the set.
set]].
** The montage at the beginning of "TruTalk" "[=TruTalk=]" reveals some past Wham Episodes including Truman's birth, Truman's first steps, Truman running off with Sylvia and Truman's wedding to Meryl.
24th Nov '16 9:07:17 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ThemeNaming: Fittingly for a town populated entirely by actors, the characters and places in Seahaven are named after famous film stars [[Creator/MerylStreep Meryl (Streep)]], [[Creator/MarlonBrando Marlon (Brando)]], [[Creator/LaurenBacall Lauren (Bacall)]] (last name [[Creator/JudyGarland (Judy) Garland)]], [[Creator/KirkDouglas Kirk (Douglas)]], [[Creator/AngelaLansbury Angela (Lansbury)]], Spencer (Tracy), Vivien (Leigh), [[Creator/OrsonWelles (Orson) Welles]] Park, [[Creator/JimmyStewart (James) Stewart]] Street, (Burt) Lancaster Square, (John, Ethel, and Lionel) Barrymore Street, etc. And, to put the cherry on top, "(Truman) Burbank," like the town in California with all the film studios.

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* ThemeNaming: Fittingly for a town populated entirely by actors, the characters and places in Seahaven are named after famous film stars [[Creator/MerylStreep Meryl (Streep)]], [[Creator/MarlonBrando Marlon (Brando)]], [[Creator/LaurenBacall Lauren (Bacall)]] (last name [[Creator/JudyGarland (Judy) Garland)]], [[Creator/KirkDouglas Kirk (Douglas)]], [[Creator/AngelaLansbury Angela (Lansbury)]], Spencer (Tracy), Vivien (Leigh), [[Creator/ErrolFlynn Errol (Flynn)]], [[Creator/OrsonWelles (Orson) Welles]] Park, [[Creator/JimmyStewart (James) Stewart]] Street, (Burt) Lancaster Square, (John, Ethel, and Lionel) Barrymore Street, etc. And, to put the cherry on top, "(Truman) Burbank," like the town in California with all the film studios.
1st Nov '16 12:50:29 AM rjd1922
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* SmiteMeOMightySmiter: [[JimCarrey From the]] TropeNamer ''before'' [[Film/BruceAlmighty he named the trope]]. See MomentOfAwesome, above.

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* SmiteMeOMightySmiter: [[JimCarrey [[Creator/JimCarrey From the]] TropeNamer ''before'' [[Film/BruceAlmighty he named the trope]]. See MomentOfAwesome, above.
15th Oct '16 7:52:56 PM Fireblood
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: As this is set somewhere in America, the entire premise of having a show where the star spends his entire life being made into what is essentially a dancing monkey for the entertainment of others violates more laws than anyone can count. Not to mention it does the same to every premise of human dignity ever conceived.


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* HollywoodLaw: As this is set somewhere in America, the entire premise of having a show where the star spends his entire life being made into what is essentially a dancing monkey for the entertainment of others violates more laws than anyone can count.
19th Sep '16 7:38:19 AM Ea4g
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** The most obvious, people don't exist for the entertainment of others. Their desires and struggles matter. They matter.


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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: As this is set somewhere in America, the entire premise of having a show where the star spends his entire life being made into what is essentially a dancing monkey for the entertainment of others violates more laws than anyone can count. Not to mention it does the same to every premise of human dignity ever conceived.
14th Sep '16 11:13:02 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* BigShutUp: Christof shouts down his assistant Chloe, who pleads with him over [[spoiler: trying not to drown Truman]].

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* BigShutUp: Christof shouts down his assistant Chloe, who pleads with him over [[spoiler: trying not to drown Truman]].
14th Sep '16 11:11:42 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* BigShutUp: Christof shouts down his assistant Chloe, who pleads with him over [[spoiler: trying not to drown Truman]].


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* EurekaMoment: After several hours of [[spoiler: unsuccessfully searching for Truman]], Christof quietly watches his crew run around in a futile manner, then it hits him:
-->'''Christof''': [[spoiler: We're not watching the sea.]]


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* GutFeeling: Christof (correctly) believes Truman is up to something when the latter spends the night in his basement, something the on-duty camera directors didn't think much of.
7th Sep '16 4:58:15 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Truman himself does this late in the film [[spoiler: when, after one of his 'routines' to the camera in his bathroom mirror, he leans in and whispers "''That'' one's for free." It's subtle enough to slip past the crew members watching, but he makes his break for freedom not long after...]]
22nd Aug '16 5:48:32 PM dmcreif
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* ArtisticLicenseFilmProduction: ''The Truman Show'' does have the wonky camera angles, lack of/awkward use of camera movement, inappropriately close or far-away shots, etc, that you'd expect as a live show captured with hidden cameras. What's problematic, though, is the sound. All the dialogue on the hidden cameras is very clean and clear, as though caught on a high-end unidirectional mic from a couple of feet away, including the scenes on the beach (beaches being notoriously awful places to record sound even under ideal conditions, usually requiring some degree of ADR for dialogue to even be comprehensible). At one point it's suggested that certain passers-by are concealing little shotgun mics on their person, but it's a HandWave at best.
11th Aug '16 11:24:59 AM mlsmithca
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Enforced. Vivien looks the same, dresses the same, and has the same hair as Meryl.
** She also has a resemblance to Sylvia, probably in an attempt to make Truman more attracted to her than he was to Meryl.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Enforced. Vivien looks the same, dresses the same, and has the same hair as Meryl.
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Meryl. She also has a resemblance to Sylvia, probably in an attempt to make Truman more attracted to her than he was to Meryl.
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