History Film / TheTrumanShow

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.
11th Aug '16 11:23:24 AM capretty
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** She also has a resemblance to Sylvia, probably in an attempt to make Truman more attracted to her than he was to Meryl.
11th Aug '16 11:16:50 AM capretty
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** 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.
25th Jul '16 2:16:43 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* HeelRealization: [[spoiler: When Christof sends a man-made storm to try to capsize Truman's boat, his bosses get hit by the realization first, telling Christof to stop, lest his actions turn to murder. At first, Christof defends himself by saying Truman was born on live television, implying that Truman is subhuman. When he realizes that Truman won't stop, he finally gives in, ending the storm and letting him go.]]



* PutOnABus: Sylvia was written out of the show to keep Truman from learning the truth.

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* PutOnABus: In-universe, Sylvia was written out of the show to keep Truman from learning the truth.
23rd Jul '16 1:28:03 PM nombretomado
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Out of the many different reactions to the film, "[[CueIrony what a good idea]]" seemed to top the list, at least with television executives. ''Truman'' came out in 1998, the first series of ''BigBrother'' debuted in 1999, and ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' premiered in 2000. Those initial "reality" shows seemed like a shocking idea at the time -- but the people in charge ended up on the right side of history (RealityTelevision of all kinds has captured a huge portion of the television viewing audience). On the other hand, the people in those shows ''volunteer''. (Usually.)

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Out of the many different reactions to the film, "[[CueIrony what a good idea]]" seemed to top the list, at least with television executives. ''Truman'' came out in 1998, the first series of ''BigBrother'' ''Series/BigBrother'' debuted in 1999, and ''Series/{{Survivor}}'' premiered in 2000. Those initial "reality" shows seemed like a shocking idea at the time -- but the people in charge ended up on the right side of history (RealityTelevision of all kinds has captured a huge portion of the television viewing audience). On the other hand, the people in those shows ''volunteer''. (Usually.)
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