Thursday, December 10, 2020

"The Truman Show", it tried to "warn" us (in 1995)


Key West FL 2017

A channel called “The Take” has several videos on the 1994 movie “The Truman Show”, directed by Peter Weir, written by Andre Nicol, from Paramount Pictures (mini review here).  This video (July 30, 2020), is called “The Truman Show Tried to Warn Us.”

Truman Burbank is an insurance salesman living in what looks like Florida.  But his whole life is contrived for him to be the center of, for one long reality television show.  The entire southeastern United States is placed under a bubble just for Truman.

Truman is a kind of “protagonist” who gets out-of-proportion attention drawn to him by the whole world, as if it care about nothing else.

Carrey manages to make himself likeable enough.

I wonder if that’s what the protagonist ‘Bill” accomplishes on the spaceship and O’Neill cylinder world, in having three backstories shown just for him, with a dedicated cadre and cast of “actors” ready to become other people to survive a plague on Earth.  Such it is with my script “Epiphany”.

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