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1998 film directed by Peter Weir in which Jim Carrey plays a character whose entire life is a TV reality show

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Is there an alternative cut of The Truman Show?

When I saw The Truman Show at the cinema, it was edited more heavily to make it look like a documentary about how the show was made, by whom and the actors in it, etc. Some things were mentioned ...
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Why did the father in the Truman Show appear in the town as a homeless person?

In the scene where Truman is going to work and notices the homeless man to be his father, they cart the father off and then make him reappear later in the show on purpose. Why was he dressed as a ...
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What Was Christof’s Alternate Plan?

At the end of The Truman Show, Truman finally discovers What were Christof’s hopes or what was his motive and alternate plan in trying to get Truman to stay by talking to him over the intercom? Why ...
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Why does Christof include 'exits' in Truman's world?

In the film The Truman Show, Truman expresses a desire to leave the island and to explore the world. He attempts to leave via car/boat/bus but is always thwarted by the intervention of Christof, like ...
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Can a corporation really adopt a person?

In The Truman Show, a child is adopted by a corporation. Often, people say corporations are legally considered as "people", insofar as tax law is concerned. But I doubt that a corporation can ...
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Identifying Audio Film Technique - The Truman Show

Truman, trying to escape Seahaven, crashes his sailing boat into the studio's wall. In anger and confusion he punches and elbows the wall repeatedly. However, we are unable to hear the diegetic ...
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Could Truman's wife be considered to be a prostitute under the governing laws of California? [closed]

In the movie "The Truman Show", the show takes place in the fictional town of Seahaven. However this town is actually located in California. One would assume that the governing laws of California ...
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What does "Bonus time is just around the corner" mean?

Here's a little bit of context from the movie The Truman Show: Marlon: Whew. So when are you gonna go? Truman: It’s not that simple. It takes money, planning. Can’t just up and go. Marlon: Right. ...
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