FOCUS: WHEN TRUTH CRASHES IN
Truman Burbank couldn’t have suspected that the beautiful seaside town where he grew up was just a gigantic stage, and that his life was actually one of the most popular shows on TV. Adopted as a baby by the show’s producer-director, Truman’s entire life has been a secret broadcast, with friends and family members the actors, and Truman himself in the lead role. Everyone knows Truman, but Truman doesn’t know it.
As Truman drives to work one day, the music on his radio is interrupted by what seems to be actors getting directions from a control booth. What they say eerily parallels the activity around him, and although they hastily recover and the music resumes, Truman is suspicious. In those few moments, reality breaks in on Truman. He can ignore it or he can begin to try to get behind the illusions to the real world he has been missing out on all his life.