Movie Discussion – The Truman Show

The Truman Show
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The Questions:

Level One (Observation)

What were some of your favorite lines/ scenes/ quirky happenings?

Describe the people watching the show, how were they different from the crew and the actors?

Who was harder to watch – Truman’s wife, mother, best friend, or another close relation to Truman? Why

What were the clues for Truman, and how did he respond to them?

Level Two (Abstraction)

According to the movie what is the nature of fear?

How did Truman overcome his fear? Did Truman’s fear of being manipulated overcome his fear of water?

How and why did the crew/ the audience become obsessed with Truman?

Level Three (Personalization)

Why did Truman choose not to live in a safe fake “world” but rather  in a dangerous real “world? Why?

How do you respond to this quote:

“We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented.”? Or this idea stated by Roger Ebert “more thoughtful viewers will get the buried message, which is that we accept almost everything in our lives without examining it very closely.”


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