Hot answers tagged


I'll admit I'd never seen it in cinema, so I was unaware of some of these bits. The only reason I could see to cut those bits would possibly to alter the censor ratings, it's a well known fact that sometimes films (and tv series) when rated get given one thing for cinema/broadcast but when they are put onto a media format sometimes the show/films wants to ...


I don't think so, since pornography is legal. The way I understand it, prostitution is illegal in California but paying people to have sex on camera is perfectly legal.


Truman's world was a stage for advertisements, not a prison, a matrix, or a zoo specifically for Truman. It was not about unknowing incarceration, Truman was just a prop. Truman's world needed to be believable for the outside world, the audience, not for Truman himself. People wanted to see the real life, or at least a theme park version. For this to work ...


I'll interpret your question to specifically relate to US adoption laws, as you are referring to the case in the Truman Show. I am not a legal expert - but I've briefly reviewed "Corporate personhood" (from Wikipedia) and "Who May Adopt, Be Adopted, or Place a Child for Adoption?" (pdf from I think in short the answer is no - under ...


I know you may not want to hear this, but is it possible you're mis-remembering things? It would be against the law for the film to be released under a different cut on home video without it being re-assessed by the BBFC. As you can see on their website, however, no changes were made. (The running-time difference due to the change in frame rate from film ...


The way that would have worked, if at all, and leaving aside Truman not knowing about the show, was as Actors and contracts. Let's say an actor decides to do a film. Contract states that actor must indulge in sexual scenes for the show, and if they do, they get an incentive/bonus for their 'performance'. This is legal, since it's still acting, consensual, ...


I don't know if it was ever included in a print of the film, but I found a "documentary" that played on Nick at Nite on YouTube that is exactly the footage you are describing:


Adoption requires close scrutinizing of the prospective environment and guardians. They don't just allow anyone to adopt, and it is inconceivable that an entity (such as a corporation is) could actually adopt a child. The movie was purely satire about the voyeuristic nature of our current entertainment choices (particularly "Reality TV" shows).


Weird because I had almost the opposite recently happen. I had seen The Truman Show numerous times in the past, and recently saw it again and I swear there were whole scenes in this Bluray release that I had never seen before, and I remember the original being structured differently. In the Bluray release, we only start seeing the viewers watching the ...

Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible