History Film / TheTrumanShow

9th May '16 11:31:37 AM tvtropesruinedmylife22
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* AudienceWhatAudience: PlayedForDrama - [[spoiler:Meryl choosing to perform a ProductPlacement pitch at a tense moment completely shocks Truman, with him directly asking "Who are you talking to?". It's what proves to him that she's also in on it, and it's possibly the clue that gives him the nature of what people are in on.]]

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* AudienceWhatAudience: An interesting case, given that it's PlayedForDrama - [[spoiler:Meryl choosing to perform a ProductPlacement pitch at a tense moment completely shocks Truman, with him directly asking "Who are you talking to?". It's what proves to him that she's also in on it, and it's possibly the clue that gives him the nature of what people are in on.]]
4th May '16 8:33:21 PM Edio
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* BilingualBonus: In the background of the scence when Truman's dad is being taken away, two arcs display the words "unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno", Latin for "One for All, All for One". Truman exists for the rest of the world's entertainment, and all of Seahaven exists for Truman. Perhaps better, Truman exists for the rest of the world's entertainment while that world cheers him on, resulting in some [[SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage surprisingly accurate]] [[GratuitousFrench French]] and [[GratuitousJapanese Japanese]] to represent the world at large.

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* BilingualBonus: In the background of the scence when scene where Truman's dad is being taken away, two arcs display the words "unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno", Latin for "One for All, All for One". Truman exists for the rest of the world's entertainment, and all of Seahaven exists for Truman. Perhaps better, Truman exists for the rest of the world's entertainment while that world cheers him on, resulting in some [[SurprisinglyGoodForeignLanguage surprisingly accurate]] [[GratuitousFrench French]] and [[GratuitousJapanese Japanese]] to represent the world at large.
4th May '16 7:49:16 AM TargetmasterJoe
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* {{Jerkass}}: A special note must be given to all the actors playing Truman's friends and family, ''especially'' the ones playing his parents it's baffling that any human being could play the part of Truman's parents, spouse, or friend for all his life and not begin to form any genuine attachment to him at all, but rather just keep lying to him. Loius Coltrane (Marlon's in-universe actor) ''may'' be an exception, as there are several hints left in -- and deleted scenes making it more explicit -- that he genuinely feels bad about it, despite having been there for much of the show as Truman's best friend. Even then he still keeps the lying up.

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* {{Jerkass}}: A special note must be given to all the actors playing Truman's friends and family, ''especially'' the ones playing his parents it's baffling that any human being could play the part of Truman's parents, spouse, or friend for all his life and not begin to form any genuine attachment to him at all, but rather just keep lying to him. Loius Louis Coltrane (Marlon's in-universe actor) ''may'' be an exception, as there are several hints left in -- and deleted scenes making it more explicit -- that he genuinely feels bad about it, despite having been there for much of the show as Truman's best friend. Even then he still keeps the lying up.



* ManChild: Downplayed version with Truman' toy-chest in the basement, which [[FridgeBrilliance makes sense]], as he's never been allowed to grow as a person.

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* ManChild: Downplayed version with Truman' Truman's toy-chest in the basement, which [[FridgeBrilliance makes sense]], as he's never been allowed to grow as a person.
11th Apr '16 10:10:06 AM erforce
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* SmiteMeOMightySmiter: [[JimCarrey From the]] TropeNamer ''before'' [[BruceAlmighty he named the trope]]. See MomentOfAwesome, above.

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* SmiteMeOMightySmiter: [[JimCarrey From the]] TropeNamer ''before'' [[BruceAlmighty [[Film/BruceAlmighty he named the trope]]. See MomentOfAwesome, above.
13th Mar '16 12:33:30 PM Odacon_Spy
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** Truman only begins to notice when he starts suspecting things. "A lady on a red bicycle, a man carrying flowers, and a car with a dented bumper... they've been going in a loop around my house."

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** Truman only begins to notice when he starts suspecting things. "A lady on a red bicycle, a man carrying flowers, and a car with a dented bumper...fender... they've been going in a loop around my house."



-->1.7 billion were there for his birth. 220 countries tuned in for his first step. The world stood still for that stolen kiss. And as he grew, so did the technology. An entire human life recorded on an intricate network of hidden cameras and broadcasted live and unedited 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to an audience around the globe. Coming to you now from Seahaven Island, enclosed in the largest studio ever constructed and along with the Great Wall of China one of the only two man-made structures visible from space, now in its thirtieth great year ... it's ''[[TitleDrop The Truman Show]]''!

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-->1.7 billion were there for his birth. 220 countries tuned in for his first step. The world stood still for that stolen kiss. And as he grew, so did the technology. An entire human life recorded on an intricate network of hidden cameras and broadcasted live and unedited 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to an audience around the globe. Coming to you now from Seahaven Island, enclosed in the largest studio ever constructed and and, along with the Great Wall of China China, one of the only two man-made structures visible from space, now in its thirtieth great year ... it's ''[[TitleDrop The Truman Show]]''!
7th Feb '16 12:37:06 PM Damar
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7th Feb '16 12:03:29 PM Damar
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* OhCrap: The actors and crew have this reaction when whenever Truman does something out of the ordinary.
7th Feb '16 11:51:02 AM Damar
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* AudienceReactions: InUniverse -- the movie occasionally cuts to members of the public watching the show and (most likely) [[NoFourthWall mirroring the viewer]]. Especially so when [[spoiler:Christof tries to almost-drown Truman, before a cut to the balding bathtub fan shows him clinging to his shower curtain and cheering him on.]]

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* AudienceReactions: InUniverse -- the movie occasionally cuts to members of the public watching the show and (most likely) [[NoFourthWall mirroring the viewer]]. Especially so when [[spoiler:Christof tries to almost-drown Truman, drown Truman with an intense localized storm, before a cut to the balding bathtub fan shows him clinging to his shower curtain and cheering him shouting for Truman to hold on.]]
2nd Feb '16 7:30:57 PM Brainbin
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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The film takes place over five days. The opening credits identify the first day as Day 10,909; when Christof cuts transmission after Truman has gone missing, a brief shot at the Truman Bar shows it to be Day 10,913.
26th Jan '16 5:41:54 PM TitoMosquito
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* LyingFingerCross: Truman's wife doing this covertly in their wedding picture is what tips him off to TheMasquerade. Later, when Truman's wife is leaving for work, he said "Cross my fingers for you", which briefly made her nervous.

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* LyingFingerCross: Truman's wife doing this covertly in their wedding picture is what tips him off to TheMasquerade. Later, when Truman's wife is leaving for work, he said "Cross my fingers for you", which briefly [[OhCrap made her nervous.nervous]].
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