Re: Please go see THE TRUMAN SHOW!

Max More (
Sat, 06 Jun 1998 22:46:36 -0700

At 11:38 AM 6/7/98 +0000, Damien wrote:
>While I haven't seen the movie, reports make it sound very much like a
>Philip K. Dick novel (especially TIME OUT OF JOINT, THE COSMIC PUPPETS or
>EYE IN THE SKY), perhaps spliced onto Robert Heinlein's classic `The
>Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag' and `They'. All the more reason to
>see it, of course - but I'm wondering if any of the reviewers have made
>these connections? Those I've read all act as if the idea sprang from
>nowhere in a blast of sheer genius into the brain of Andrew Niccol.

Natasha and I just went to see it. I agree that it is reminiscent of the
above references. Right near the beginning, I also thought "The Prisoner"!,
and "Blade Runner" and "Total Recall" (the latter being based on a P.K.
Dick short story) -- all have the theme of "reality isn't what it seems".

I wish I could say more about the thoughts I had watching the movie, but I
don't want to spoil it....


Max More, Ph.D. (soon also: <>)
President, Extropy Institute:,