Is The Truman Show designed to Educate people about Flat Earth?
If you haven't heard of The Truman Show, you may be living in Seahaven... Meet Truman Burbank, the star of his own Television show, and he doesn't even know it. Truman's journey into the unknown begins when a Satellite falls from the sky which says, "Sirius." Sirius is "The Brightest Star in the Sky", and it falls into Truman's Reality... The parenthetical reads "9 Canis" referring to Canis Major, or The Dog Constellation, as it is composed of nine stars, Sirius A and B, and seven others. Dog symbolism is replete throughout the movie...
The dog Truman is afraid of is called, "Pluto", (whom is the God of the Underworld, and represents hidden realities, and transformation from Death to Re-birth) and whenever Truman buys magazines someone in front of him in line always buys the magazines about Dogs. Dog is also an anagram for God, and Truman's fear of Dogs could be construed as his fear of discovering the truth about himself as a child of God.
As Truman suspects greater and greater levels of deception amidst his reality, he comes to realize he has more and more power. For example, while Truman is on the beach contemplating this world, the rain is summoned just for him and only around him. Truman jumps to the right and the rain follows, and he has a moment where he believe he is controlling the rain. In the Ancient Vedas, The Dog Star was called, "Sukra", the Rain God, or Rain Star, hence, Truman has an experience where he feels like he commands the rain...
As a young boy Truman wants to be an Explorer, the controllers of the show do their best to dissuade this, beginning in class with a teacher whom says, "You're too late everything has already been discovered", (and then she pulls down a map of the world), to a ferocious dog which stands on the dock blocking his way "across the sea", and finally to the cout de tat of his Father drowning while sailing with Truman in a rainstorm. This fear is exploited later as Truman attempts to take the ferry "across the sea", he looks down and sees a submerged row-boat, re-igniting his childhood trauma and causing Truman to return from whence he came.
In some sense Truman represents the "True Man", whom inherently wants to discover, whom butts up against a worldview that claims there is nothing left to discover, which fits hand in glove with the modern event of Flat Earth Truthers whom want to explore Antarctica and The North Pole, but whom are restricted from doing so. In one sense, "the sea" which Truman is prevented from crossing, is the ocean that surrounds the continents and separates the mainland from Antarctica.
In highschool, Truman briefly falls in love with a Truther whom infiltrates the show wearing a button which asks, "How will it end?". Truman has a brief moment of happiness with this lady, and then they take her away and the "father" says they are "going to Fiji". The Truther honks the car horn doing her best to create distortion while they lie to him, saying "don't believe him!". Truman says, "I'll see you in School!" The Truther replies, "School is not real!" After this episode, Fiji becomes a fixation for Truman as it represents both the destination of his love, and as far away from Seahaven as one can go before returning again.
The Truman Show alternates between showing us Truman's first person POV, and then zooming out to showing us Kristoff, The Creator 'Of a Television Show' and how he engineers Truman's Reality. Truman represents the first baby ever adopted by "A Corporation", and one among several, but the only one whom, "Arrived on cue." The Truman Show as a TV Phenomenon, is a WorldWide Sensation, construing a similarity between Truman's fans, whom are everyday Tom, Dick and Harry, and Truman himself.
The Truman Show Logo has a big ball earth on it, which doesn't seem to serve any other purpose than being there. E.G., it is not the 'dot on an i' or the 'the o in show', but simply, here's the earth, a critical component of "Truman's Show". This is one hint that Truman represents a Flat Earther waking up to an enclosed reality...
So as Truman dives deeper down the faux reality that is being presented to him, he begins to see the nonsense that is being spoken around him. His wife's unusually timed product placements begin to look more and more absurd to his woken mind. This is analogous to how as we wake up advertisements lay less and less claim over our sense of self, its validity, and our overall purpose. Like Truman we may exclaim, "Who the hell are you talking to? OR What the hell are you talking about?" AND perhaps more innocuously, "That's amazing!"
In this deleted scene that Spiritual North dug up, Truman actually inspect a map which depicts a circular enclosed world, click this link to jump to that specific moment in the deleted scene. It is difficult to see but you can clearly make out a circular map on the top half of the frame.
Ultimately, Truman's will cannot be subverted, and he makes it to the Edge of his Reality. Kristoff, the Television show's creator, nearly kills Truman in the process saying, "He was born on television wasn't he?!" Truman holds in his pocket an image of the Truther whom he fell in love with, and this force of his belief, trumps any fear of death, hence Truman's resolve to pursue the edge at all costs...
There is a deep poetry to Truman running his hand along this fake backdrop of clouds... On some level, this exterior could be considered the Antarctic periphery, which Admiral Byrd described, "As a belt of ice 1200 feet thick and 10,000 feet high."
In conclusion Truman exits this fake reality as seamlessly as he had entered it as a baby, offering with a panache and poise, his famous tagline, "In case I don't see you. Good afternoon, good evening, and good night."
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