The Truman Show: The Shooting Script (Paperback)

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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.

About the Author


Andrew Niccol, a New Zealander, wroteThe Truman Show before turning his hand todirecting. Gattaca, also an original screenplayby Niccol, was his feature film directingdebut—a science fiction drama about geneticdiscrimination.

Academy Award® nominee Peter Weir previouslydirected Witness, Dead Poet's Society,Picnic at Hanging Rock, Gallipoli, The Year ofLiving Dangerously, The Mosquito Coast, andFearless. He lives in Australia.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781557043672
ISBN-10: 1557043671
Publisher: Newmarket Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 1998
Pages: 168
Language: English
Series: Shooting Script