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The Truman Show (Newmarket Shooting Script) Paperback – 7 Feb 2007


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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Newmarket Press,U.S. (7 Feb. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1557043671
  • ISBN-13: 978-1557043672
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 0.7 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,117,765 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Presents the script for the film about a young man whose entire life, from before his birth, has been created as a television show in which he unknowingly stars.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 April 2000
Format: Paperback
This is, without doubt, the best script I have ever read! I would recommend this screenplay to aspiring screenwriters and anyone who loved the film.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "georgedawes_uk" on 13 Jan. 2002
Format: Paperback
I have studied the book, I have seen the movie, (I even have the cusion that appears in the movie). What an excellant read, and as a budding writer myself, this is a good screenplay to endure. Comical, emotional at times, and makes you want to be there, even if it is just to say, How's it going to end?
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Filling in the holes... 25 July 2000
By "rukmini" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
As this is a review of this particular book, I won't spend time going into the details of how much I loved the movie, how I found it to be an allegory for life itself, how I nearly started a master's in Literature to be able to write a thesis on it, or why I think some of the creepiest moments in Hollywood can be found in this brilliant movie. Instead, I will recommend this book, because it gives the reader some background details on Truman than help explain some of the more obscure scenes in the movie. In addition, the reader gets to see where Carrey made changes to the way Niccol had originally pictured the film, and how these changes helped bring the movie to greatness. The book is also handy to have around the house when the VCR is broken.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Incredible 24 Feb. 2004
By Yvonne - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is one of the greatest movies ever, mostly because of the brilliant script. It is pretty touching, creative, emotional and it really makes you think about how privilegded you are with your own privacy.
Christof tries, or better say he still did, to create a „perfect world" for Truman. A life, without any real emotions and "the best human actors". But the movie shows that a life without any emotions, including sadness, fear or pain, could never exist.
But nevertheless, sometimes I was wondering, how realistic und plausible it seems. You begin to ask yourself what if this all happens to you!?
I think this movie is open to many interpretations, which is what makes it so interesting.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
One of the greatest scripts of all time 7 April 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is one of the greatest movies ever, mostly because of the brilliant script. The first time I saw the movie I thought it was simply okay. But after my second viewing I noticed the subtle symbols and how great the script is, I have seen this movie 20 times and I can honestly say I have noticed something new each time, how many movies can you say that about. All the street signs are named after actors (Lancaster,Stewart,Barrymore)and the characters' names as well (Meryl (Streep) Laurence (Oliver) Vivian (Leigh) Angela (Lansbury) Spencer (Tracey) Marlon (Brando) and Pluto) and my personal favorite the I Love Lucy reference.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Blackly comic, ferocious satire! 22 Jun. 1998
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Format: Paperback
The Truman Show is a movie that shares the same admonitory vein of Orwell, Huxley, and Kafka. It is such a relief to breathe again--a movie that is actually contemplative, intelligent, thought-provoking, and ominous in its warning: The loss of freedom in a media-soaked culture where Henry Ford, or in this case: Cristof--the despotic,possibly insane, creator of the Truman Show is God! That's the most terrifying aspect of the movie for me--Yet, the movie left me, despite the happy ending, feeling a little melancholy. Poor Truman, I thought. The film is a constant reminder of the alienation and gaudiness, falsity of our own commercially centered culture. Strangely, Truman's plight took place in America--The Land of the Free!?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Excellent script example. 27 Jun. 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The book is as described: a facsimile copy of the shooting script. Interesting to see how much was actually dropped for the movie. While an annotated script would have been nice -- particularly more thoughts on why the differences between the original script and what was shot -- this book does what it set out to do, and it's definitely a great script.
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