The Truman Show (1998)
Watching Theology March 8th, 2010
Call it satire, call it an allegory, but The Truman Show is about something. In this production-delayed episode Duke and Joe look over Peter Weir's oddly prophetic take on television. Join us as we examine how Jim Carey represents a helpless philosophical captive striving for enlightenment, a brave seeker battling demonic forces, or an innocent thinker tormented by a cruel deity. How does a satire on reality television turn into an adaptation of Plato's Republic? Step into our "cave" to find out. This episode is the third in "The Cave" series, an examinations of films that feature Utopias, Delusions, and Deceptions. [04.03]
Next Episode: "The Cave" part 4–Andrew Niccol's Gattaca (1997).
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