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Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) has been warned of the hazards of air travel.
Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey) has been warned of the hazards of air travel.
Truman and his pre-selected bride, nurse Meryl Burbank aka Hannah Gill (Laura Linney).
Truman and his pre-selected bride, nurse Meryl Burbank aka Hannah Gill (Laura Linney).
Simeon (Paul Giamatti), control room director, and Christof (Ed Harris), creator of The Truman Show, are at the controls.
Simeon (Paul Giamatti), control room director, and Christof (Ed Harris), creator of The Truman Show, are at the controls.
Truman is getting paranoid on his bicycle.
Truman is getting paranoid on his bicycle.

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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 78
Notable as: Science Fiction, Award-Winning WorkGenre: Fantasy, Existentialism, Comedy-drama, Parody, Science Fiction, Media Satire, Comedy, Satire, DramaMain subject: reality televisionRuntime: 99 - 103 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Peter WeirScreenwriter: Andrew NiccolMusic: Burkhard DallwitzCinematography: Peter BiziouStars: Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natascha McElhone, Holland Taylor, Brian Delate, Peter Krause, Heidi Schanz, Ron Taylor, Don Taylor Producer: Andrew Niccol, Scott Rudin, Edward S. Feldman, Adam SchroederAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Director (Peter Weir)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Ed Harris)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Andrew Niccol)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

The Truman Show is a 1998 American satirical social science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Peter Weir and written by Andrew Niccol. The cast includes Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Ed Harris and Natascha McElhone. The film chronicles the life of a man who is initially unaware that he is living in a constructed reality television show, broadcast around the clock to billions of people around the globe. Truman becomes suspicious of his perceived reality and embarks on a quest to discover the truth about his life. The genesis of The Truman Show was a spec script by Niccol, inspired by an episode of The Twilight Zone called "Special Service". The original draft was more in tone of a science fiction thriller, with the story set in New York City. Scott Rudin purchased the script, and immediately set the project up at Paramount Pictures. Brian De Palma was in contention to direct before Weir took over and managed to make the film for $60 million against the estimated $80 million budget. Niccol rewrote the script simultaneously as the filmmakers were waiting for Carrey's schedule to open up for filming.


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