Peter weir likes to tell the story of how, after an early screening of the truman show, he was accosted by a puzzled member of the audience he told me his most recent film, fearless, gave jeff bridges one of the best roles of his career, as a plane-crash survivor who believes himself invincible the film.
Nor is the basic idea of the truman show exactly astonishing you'd need to have been dead for the last 10 years not to understand that the commercial imperatives of the mass media have changed the relationship between information and entertainment in most people's lives but peter weir's film is so.
A gemlike picture crafted with rare and immaculate precision, the truman show amusingly and convincingly presents a nuclear community as a vast television studio an outstandingly successful change of pace for comic star jim carrey and a tour de force for director peter weir, this clever commentary.
Peter weir: because i needed to be at home for personal reasons i had a son going through his final year of school i needed to rest after that movie it was emotionally tiring and then i couldn't find anything i wanted to do it's not as long as it probably seems, because i read the script [for the truman show].
The truman show is a 1998 american satirical science fiction film directed by peter weir, produced by scott rudin, andrew niccol, edward s feldman, and adam schroeder, and written by niccol the film stars jim carrey as truman burbank, adopted and raised by a corporation inside a simulated television show.