The Truman Show is a film which was published by Paramount Pictures
Corporation. It was directed by Peter Weir, written by Andrew Niccol.
And it was released in June 5, 1998.The cast includes Jim Carry, as the
main character Truman Burbank, as well as Laura Linney, Truman’s wife;
Noah Emmerich, as Truman’s friend Marlon; Natascha McElhone, Truman’s
college schoolmate Sylvia; and Ed Harris, as the creator of the film
The principal story of the film is about Truman, who is the man living in a constructed reality television show since born, and has no aware of it. Every time every second, Truman’s life was broadcasted to every corner of the world. But since his long-dead father turn up again, Truman becomes suspicious of his life. After several rough trials, Truman escapes the film studio eventually.
For the beginning, I’m going to talk about the Characters-Naming. Like ‘Truman’, it means ‘True-man’. At first, Truman has nonsense of the situation he has trapped. But after some accidents, he leaving his childhood behind and becoming a True-man. As for Christof, the director in the story, just like his name, Christof acting a man like Christ or God. Every staff, actor, actress and stage properties are under his control. He represented Jesus as an ‘off-Christ ‘or Antichrist.
What’s more, the film is full of religion. Like the conversation between Truman and Marlon at the bridge, it can be compared to the conversation between Moses and God. And the director, Christof corresponds to the Christ. The little world ‘Seahaven’ refers to the paradise. When Sylvia tell Truman the truth about his world, we can not help to think of the scene when serpent instigate Eve to eat the fruit of the trees of the garden.
When film is to the end, Truman finishes his final Truman show when he finally said: ‘In case I don’t see you, good afternoon good evening and goodnight!’ And it’s a symbol that saying goodbye to the Truman show and saying hello to the Truman’s show. It’s evidentlly a satisfactory and suitable ending.
To sum up, The Truman Show is an extraordinary film. Its unique story and fabulous acting skill both make this a well-known film. And it become a sightworthy film