The Truman Show: The Shooting Script

Paperback | September 1, 1998

byAndrew Niccol

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Jim Carrey is Truman Burbank, the most famous face on television, only he doesn't know it. He is the unwitting star of a nonstop, 24-hour-a-day documentary soap opera called The Truman Show, with every moment of his life broadcast to a worldwide audience. Everyone around him is an actor. He is a prisoner in a made-for-TV paradise. This is the story of his escape.

Rarely has a first-time collaboration between a writer and director produced such a stunning result. In this book, both Niccol and Weir's lively talents and creative force come to light, as each contributes some highly original material to amplify the brilliant107-page shooting script, reproduced here in facsimile. Niccol has given us another version of The Truman Show, in photos and captions—in effect, our very own photo album. For his contribution, Peter Weir chose to let us in on the intricately detailed, often hilarious "backstory," which he wrote as part of his preparation, and eventually shared with the cast and crew during production. Also included are complete cast and crew credits.

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The captivating comedy-drama The Truman Show was one of the most remarkable films of 1998. The Shooting Script includes a facsimile of the script, a foreword by the screenwriter, an introduction by the director and a captioned photo album in full colour with cast and crew credits. Perfect for fans, film students and interested readers,...

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Jim Carrey is Truman Burbank, the most famous face on television, only he doesn't know it. He is the unwitting star of a nonstop, 24-hour-a-day documentary soap opera called The Truman Show, with every moment of his life broadcast to a worldwide audience. Everyone around him is an actor. He is a prisoner in a made-for-TV paradise. This...

Andrew Niccol, a New Zealander, wroteThe Truman Showbefore turning his hand todirecting.Gattaca, also an original screenplayby Niccol, was his feature film directingdebut—a science fiction drama about geneticdiscrimination.Academy Award(tm)nominee Peter Weir previouslydirectedWitness,Dead Poet's Society,Picnic at Hanging Rock,Gallipoli...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.28 inPublished:September 1, 1998Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1557043671

ISBN - 13:9781557043672

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The captivating comedy-drama The Truman Show was one of the most remarkable films of 1998. The Shooting Script includes a facsimile of the script, a foreword by the screenwriter, an introduction by the director and a captioned photo album in full colour with cast and crew credits. Perfect for fans, film students and interested readers, The Truman Show offers insight into the filmmaker’s craft.