Marc Moran from Glasgow, Scotland, thinks The Truman Show (1998) is one of the greatest movies of all time. To illustrate why he loves it so much, Marc created a Twitter thread, listing all the little things the filmmakers included in their story of the insurance salesman who discovered his whole life was actually a reality TV show. You know, the sort of things that even a trained eye can consciously take note of only during a second, third, or fourth viewing.

People really appreciated Marc's insights and they have generated over 119K likes and 21.5K retweets in just 3 days. After other cinephiles added their own comments to the thread, the buzz surrounding it has gotten so big, it even pushed The Truman Show into the country's Netflix Movie Top 10.

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Phunny Philosopher
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4 weeks ago

I know this is fiction but it just makes me so sad.

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Over two decades ago, The Truman Show seemed absurd. "We would laugh about how unrealistic some of it seemed," actress Laura Linney told Vanity Fair, remembering conversations the cast and crew would have on the film's Seaside, Florida set. "We couldn’t quite believe that someone would want to tape themselves so that people could tune in and watch what was considered at the time to be mundane, and see that as entertainment."

The comedy-drama was brought to life by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Peter Weir and centers on Truman Burbank (Jim Carrey), an upbeat man who gradually realizes that his entire life is an elaborately constructed farce. His friends and family members turn out to be actors; his every move is captured by 5,000 hidden cameras and broadcast to the world. Even his actions are manipulated by a power-crazed director named Christof (Ed Harris).

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Stille20
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1 month ago

I always though she had been eating. I missed that

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In addition to forecasting the reality-TV craze that began soon after its release, the film predicted the immense scope of modern product placement (as presented by Linney’s impeccably named character, Meryl Burbank), privacy invasion, and the existential quandary of whether to live for yourself or an audience—be it television or social media too. Ultimately, Truman must make up his mind whether to accept the artificial world he knows, or to venture into the unknown in pursuit of truth.

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Lisa
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1 month ago

the classifieds! man forgot about those.

Jo Bebe
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4 weeks ago

They still exist ...........for now anyways lol

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anaesthete
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1 month ago

that's PAUL GIAMATTI!

Queen Jackson.
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1 month ago

Having never watched the Truman show, anyone else see the stairs in the first pic look like they are floating?

Marlowe Fitzpatrik
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1 month ago

Don't sit here and chat - go watch that movie! (Seriously! it's really good)

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Biljana Malesevic
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1 month ago

Good one!

Sharon Vaughn
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1 month ago

Smart. Forward thinker.

Grumble O'Pug
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1 month ago

That's a good one, but not hidden.

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In 2015, we had roughly 750 reality series on TV. And even if we aren't watching them, you could say we are starring in and producing official series of our own reality shows via constant tweets, Instagram stories, Facebook lives, YouTube videos, and TikToks.

The Truman Show is a very foreboding, dark movie—and, unfortunately, our world has gone even way beyond that,” Linney added. So no wonder its popularity keeps resurging.

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Sill Marien
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1 month ago

and he only takes 1000? I'm taking more and still go outside ;)

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Electric Ed
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1 month ago

Trivia: what piece of classical music is not?

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JessG
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1 month ago

Yep, noticed this

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Daniel Lewis
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1 month ago

"light that falls sky"?

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Ben Smith
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1 month ago

I think you may be overthinking this one

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Kathleen Paladini
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1 month ago

Is that Jim Carey as the homeless man?

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Chris DiFonso
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1 month ago

"La luna, la bella luna!" (from the movie "Moonstruck")

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Sasha Kuleshov
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1 month ago

What's a camera ring?

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BeazleBug
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1 month ago (edited)

This one is a reach. While yes, the pivot knob cover does look like a modern web type camera, when this film was made, no such styling was present in camera technology. (Plus, all other hidden in plain sight cameras in the movie are just half domes mounted on flat surfaces.)

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Colin Allcars
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1 month ago

And we all know the whole point of the conversation is to get him to (unknowingly) pose for adds.

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Grumble O'Pug
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1 month ago

Not hidden, folks. Part of the plot to show his "friend" wasn't really a friend.

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JessG
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1 month ago

I mean, they even talk about this fact on the movie

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Nicole Pasalagua
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3 weeks ago

They look the same age though.

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MantisKeeper
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1 month ago

it's because it's a way to get him to advertise without him knowing whats going on

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Jennifer Doscher
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4 weeks ago

Nice downward-pointing arrow, by the antenna, too.

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JessG
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1 month ago

She does this more than once

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