Ty Burr
June 22, 1998 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Truman Show

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
performer
Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris, Peter Krause, Natascha McElhone
director
Peter Weir
distributor
Paramount Pictures
author
Andrew Niccol
genre
Drama, Comedy, Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it an A

As director Peter Weir indicates in the liner notes, this is not simply the music that he chose for The Truman Show, but also the music that Über-producer Christof (Ed Harris) would have chosen for ?The Truman Show.? As Truman?s life is cobbled into an endless series of televised Hallmark moments, so the score strings together propulsive Philip Glass cues from earlier films, lovely new Glass music, a Wojciech Kilar cut, a random Chopin larghetto, and Burkhard Dallwitz?s deceptively ?traditional? original score. The result, as kaleidoscopic as the film, works as both deeply affecting movie music and a head-spinningly sneaky parody of same.

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