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Feb 8, 2021

On this themed episode, Mark Pfeiffer and Paul Markoff look at two movies exploring the nature of filming realism for mass entertainment. Jim Carrey stars as a man unaware that his known reality has been built around and is the subject of a long-running and popular television series in director Peter Weir’s THE TRUMAN SHOW. 

Also, Albert Brooks plays himself as an acclaim-seeking filmmaker trying to document the day-to-day ins and outs of a regular American family in his 1979 comedy REAL LIFE.

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THE TRUMAN SHOW and REAL LIFE clips courtesy Paramount Pictures

Music: "Parasail" by Silent Partner

Recorded August 31, 2020.