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Member Skype #17 Warmup – The Truman Show (1998)

This is the warmup thread for Member Skype Call #17, which will be focused on the film The Truman Show (1998).

The film is a personal favourite of mine for a number of reasons.

On the surface level we have a story about a man in ‘reality TV’ before the proliferation of ‘reality TV’.

It asks questions about relationships, identity, purpose, and how we lead our lives.

Beneath the surface we have — in my personal opinion — a story about a man’s initiation into the occult.

Sirius, pillars, a man named ‘Christof’ based inside of the moon, and a Tru(e)-man coming to terms with the fact that there is an entire world out there, to which he has spent the first thirty years of his life completely blind.

There are so many things to discuss, I could fill an entire two-hour podcast all by myself. Hopefully this won’t be the case, of course, which is where you come in ūüôā

The first film-themed MSC, #15, was focused on a more abstract film (Mulholland Drive) which may have caused some trepidation; in the end it was only myself and Mezzie who partook in that call.

My hope is that The Truman Show, which involves a more straight-forward narrative structure, will generate a greater level of enthusiasm for discussion.

This is film analysis, a form of art appreciation, which means that there is not necessarily any ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ perspective on the subject material.

What does The Truman Show mean to you? When you watch(ed) the film, what sorts of things does it lead you to think about?

Remember that if you can’t make it to the call, I will be happy to read out some of the comments left here as part of the conversation.

My previous work related to The Truman Show:

Podcast | The Route 91 Occult Ritual and True-Man (3-Oct-2017) | 49 minutes

Article #28 | Esoteric Analysis of The Truman Show [Part I] (6-Oct-2017) | 3,000 words

Video #29 | The Route 91 Occult Ritual and True-Man (10-Oct-2017) | 55 minutes

JLB1822 | Truman Show Analysis – Possible to Ascend? (13-Mar-2018) | 18 minutes

JLB1826 | Super Agent Jon le Bon? You Can’t Be Sirius (20-Mar-2018) | 16 minutes

Posted 1-May-2018



8 thoughts on “Member Skype #17 Warmup – The Truman Show (1998)

  • Great movie!
    I think this film describes pretty much our actual reality.
    Interesting fact: one of the producers of the movie is a Rothschild (Richard Luke Rothschild).

    • It is curious just how little information there is to be found about this ‘Richard Luke Rothschild’ character.

      IMDB have some info:

      No wikipedia page as far as I can tell, though.

      During my search I found this thread on ATS, which is amusing to me because there were people talking about the Sirius/initiation aspect of The Truman Show six years ago.

      I have never claimed that this was my own unique discovery. What I do claim is that I am able to take the discoveries of others, piece them together, filter out the crap, add in one or two insights of my own, and deliver the final product in a consumable format/presentation.

      Reading through that thread, I can see several examples of people who are able to see one or two pieces of the puzzle, yet seem completely incapable of searching for more pieces let alone putting them all together.

  • “Absorb what is useful. Discard what is not. Add what is uniquely your own.” ‚Äď Bruce Lee

    indeed, one aspect of this perhaps never to be solved puzzle which i have come to terms with, but may never fully understand is how people can see this, but fail see that especially when ‘that’ follows from ‘this’…. as the night follows the day.

  • watermanchris

    Although I don’t think I’ve ever sat through the whole movie, I’ve always felt a kind of connection to it since my middle name is Truman, after my grandfather. It was always a fairly uncommon name so whenever I saw it in the media, I felt some how connected to those characters. Characters like Truman Capote (Miles Mathis did a piece on him), Harry S. Truman (the POTUS who dropped “the bombs” on Japan), as well as Jim Carey’s part in the Truman show.

    I’ve seen all of the material on this site on The Truman Show so I’m really looking forward to seeing it in context.

    Things are finally settling down after the move so I should be able to make this call. I’m truly looking forward to it.

    • Interesting Truman links Chris, which i think are meant to be exoteric, they are trying to paint a picture of it all to anyone with even a semblance of memory.

      Or perhaps ridicule

  • I love what Truman’s best friend, Marlon says at the beginning: “It’s all true, it’s all real, nothing you see here is fake, It’s just controlled.”

    Cristof mentions 1.7 billion viewers world wide (17).

    When Sylvia is talking to Cristof, in the background there is a “Free Truman rally” poster on the wall and the date is 23rd.

    Just a couple of things worth mentioning, I bet most have noticed.

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