PG | | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Peter Weir has said that the film was based on Michael Jackson, whose life was also turned into a show for the world.
We've become bored with watching actors give us phony emotions. We are tired of pyrotechnics and special effects. While the world he inhabits is, in some respects, counterfeit, there's nothing fake about Truman himself. No scripts, no cue cards. It ...
When Truman is leaving on the boat, a shot of the front of the boat is visible @1.22.15. This is just before they hit him with the storm. The blue screen has been left in and not edited out to show the sky.
In the end credits, the cast is divided between Truman's World, Christof's World and The Viewers
A lot more pseudo-documentary footage on the making of the fictional Truman Show was shot but not used in the theatrical version. Only some short segments have been included in the released film, in the pre-credits sequence. Segments of this outtake footage, featuring Meryl Burbank and Marlon being interviewed and talking about their roles on the show and their personal lives, have been included in some airline versions, presumably to pad the running times.
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