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The Truman Show

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Title The Truman Show [videorecording].
Publisher/Date [Australia] : Paramount Home Entertainment (Australasia), [2019]
Pagination etc. 1 videodisc (approximately 99 min.) : sound, colour ; 12 cm.
Contents note Originally released in 1998.
Includes special features.
Creation Note Director: Peter Weir ; producers : Andrew Niccol, Scott Rudin, Edward S.Feldman ; writer : Andrew Niccol.
Performer note Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natascha McElhone, Holland Taylor, Ed Harris.
Summary Note Truman Burbank is the star of a television experiment - he does not know that since birth his life has been the centre of a television show called The Truman Show. The world he lives in is one giant TV set and his family, his marriage and his work are all a sham. Gradually, however, Truman comes to suspect that there is something not quite right with his life. As he attempts to discover the truth behind the banality of his existence, his attempts are frustrated by the control and power of the man who has created Truman's life, and by the expectations of a TV audience who have themselves grown up on The Truman Show. From this fantastical premise, Weir has created a moving fable about our obsession with media and the destructive potential of such obsession. Truman exists in a world where reality is meaningless, but the film posits that the audiences who watch his life unfold on television are themselves blind to the distinction between media and the real. Weir has crafted a morality tale which utilises the best of contemporary studio craft to present a tale with the simple force and grace of a modern fairy tale.
Target audience note Censorship classification: PG.
Language note English, Italian, Castilian Spanish with subtitles in English, Dutch, European Portuguese, Italian, Castililan Spanish.
Subject Reality television programs -- Drama
Television programs -- Drama
Voyeurism -- Drama
Deception -- Drama
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Feature films.
Added Author Carrey, Jim, 1962- actor.
Harris, Ed, 1950- actor.
Niccol, Andrew producer.
Rudin, Scott, 1958- producer.
Weir, Peter, 1944- director.
Shelf Location DVD F TRUM
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