Watched The Truman Show
last night for the first time.
"And in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!" Perfect line to walk out of the dome to. That was B-E-A-UUUUUUUUTIFUL, Jim.
The opening sequence/credits to the ACTUAL Truman Show inside of the movie
Mind blown. Just can't imagine that. The waitress at the diner being so entrenched in the path of his love life: "He has to be with Merrill".
Glad I watched this in 2013 for the first time. I could genuinely see someone trying to pitch this to a creative meeting, despite the probability of them being fired for insanity. "Well, is it really cruel and disgusting if he grows up in it from Day 1 and knows nothing else? How can we view him as someone who should live in our world if he has only inhabited his?"
Ed Harris was perfect as the creator. His speech at the end was maybe the best delivery of the entire film... unnnnntil he was one-upped a few seconds later with Truman's F-You send off.
Merrill panicking and turning to the camera and endorsing a product, and Truman's horror. "WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?!" Imagine being in
that scenario, trying to grasp the absolute bender your mind is forced to embark on.
The small talk scene where Truman is going to work near the beginning is brilliant as well.
Loved it (on Netflix, FYI).