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i_PP
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the_DT
idea_NN
cross_NN
their_PP$
mind_NN
that_CS
their_PP$
life_NN
could_MD
be_BE
an_DT
ongoing_JJ
television_NN
show_NN
watched_VBD
by_IN
another_DT
world_NN
of_IN
people_NN
,_,
but_CC
it_PP
's_BEZ
something_PN
i_PP
used_MD
to_TO
wonder_VB
about_IN
when_CS
i_PP
was_BEDZ
younger_JJR
._.
i_PP
can't_MD
decide_VB
if_CS
i_PP
first_OD
thought_VBD
it_PP
because_CS
i_PP
watched_VBD
a_DT
lot_NN
of_IN
tv_NN
or_CC
because_CS
my_PP$
brother_NN
hit_VBD
me_PP
in_IN
the_DT
head_NN
with_IN
a_DT
baseball_NN
bat_NN
,_,
but_CC
i'm_???
pretty_JJ
sure_JJ
andrew_NP
niccol_NN
,_,
screenwriter_NN
for_IN
the_DT
truman_NP
show_NN
,_,
has_HVZ
had_HVD
the_DT
same_DT
curious_JJ
thought_NN
._.
the_DT
truman_NP
show_NN
is_BEZ
about_IN
a_DT
man_NN
(_(
jim_NP
carrey_NP
)_)
whose_WP$
entire_JJ
life_NN
has_HVZ
been_BEN
engineered_VBD
by_IN
a_DT
corporation_NN
and_CC
marketed_VBN
to_IN
the_DT
public_JJ
._.
since_CS
birth_NN
,_,
he_PP
's_BEZ
been_BEN
living_JJ
in_IN
the_DT
fictional_JJ
island_NN
town_NN
of_IN
seahaven_JJ
,_,
fla_???
._.
,_,
which_WDT
actually_RB
exists_VBZ
as_CS
a_DT
giant_NN
domed_VBD
set_NN
just_RB
beyond_IN
the_DT
hollywood_NP
sign_NN
._.
all_PDT
the_DT
people_NN
in_IN
truman_NP
burbank_NP
's_POS
life_NN
are_BER
actors_NNS
,_,
and_CC
the_DT
anonymous_JJ
townfolk_NP
paid_VBD
extras_NNS
._.
people_NN
watch_NN
truman_NP
's_POS
life_NN
24_CD
hours_NNS
a_DT
day_NN
,_,
live_VB
,_,
with_IN
no_DT
commercial_JJ
interruptions_NNS
._.
revenue_NN
comes_VBZ
instead_RB
from_IN
product_NN
placement_NN
,_,
a_DT
staple_NN
of_IN
contemporary_JJ
hollywood_NP
,_,
with_IN
truman_NP
's_POS
friends_NNS
and_CC
relatives_NNS
describing_VBG
their_PP$
consumer_NN
items_NNS
in_IN
cheerful_JJ
and_CC
optimistic_JJ
tones_NNS
._.
the_DT
sun_NN
rises_NNS
and_CC
sets_NNS
on_IN
cue_NN
and_CC
everyone_PN
likes_VBZ
everyone_PN
else_RB
._.
even_RB
if_CS
you_PP
haven't_HV
seen_VBN
the_DT
truman_NP
show_NN
,_,
you've_???
probably_RB
learned_VBN
most_DT
of_IN
the_DT
crucial_JJ
details_NNS
from_IN
the_DT
commercials_NNS
,_,
the_DT
trailer_NN
and_CC
other_JJ
promotion_NN
blitzes_NNS
._.
if_CS
anything_PN
i've_???
written_JJ
so_CS
far_RB
is_BEZ
a_DT
surprise_NN
to_IN
you_PP
,_,
then_RB
i_PP
pity_NN
you_PP
for_IN
making_VBG
me_PP
a_DT
primary_JJ
source_NN
for_IN
your_PP$
entertainment_NN
news_NN
._.
either_RB
way_NN
,_,
you_PP
should_MD
probably_RB
know_VB
the_DT
premise_NN
of_IN
the_DT
truman_NP
show_NN
going_VBG
into_IN
it_PP
,_,
because_CS
otherwise_RB
you'll_???
probably_RB
think_NN
it_NN
sucks_VBZ
._.
it_PP
begins_VBZ
with_IN
jim_NP
carrey_NP
looking_VBG
into_IN
a_DT
mirror_NN
,_,
reciting_VBG
the_DT
crucial_JJ
"_"
eat_VB
me_PP
"_"
scene_NN
from_IN
alive_JJ
,_,
wishing_VBG
his_PP$
neighbors_NNS
a_DT
good_JJ
day_NN
,_,
afternoon_NN
and_CC
evening_NN
,_,
and_CC
living_NN
in_IN
domestic_JJ
bliss_NN
with_IN
his_PP$
wife_NN
(_(
laura_NN
linney_NN
)_)
._.
but_CC
weird_JJ
things_NNS
start_VB
happening_VBG
._.
a_DT
stage_NN
light_NN
comes_VBZ
falling_VBG
out_RP
of_IN
the_DT
sky_NN
,_,
truman_NP
hears_VBZ
people_NN
tracking_NN
his_PP$
movements_NNS
on_IN
the_DT
radio_NN
and_CC
he_PP
swears_VBZ
he_PP
sees_VBZ
his_PP$
dead_JJ
father_NN
._.
we_PP
learn_VB
through_IN
a_DT
flashback_NN
that_CS
his_PP$
father_NN
drowned_VBN
when_CS
truman_NP
was_BEDZ
a_DT
child_NN
,_,
sailing_VBG
through_IN
a_DT
rainstorm_NN
._.
the_DT
death_NN
was_BEDZ
staged_VBN
by_IN
director_NN
christof_???
(_(
ed_NN
harris_NP
)_)
,_,
who_WP
wanted_VBD
to_IN
put_VBN
a_DT
fear_NN
of_IN
water_NN
into_IN
truman_NP
to_IN
keep_NN
him_PP
from_IN
leaving_VBG
the_DT
island_NN
._.
similar_JJ
cruel_JJ
manipulations_NNS
keep_VB
him_PP
from_IN
stumbling_NN
upon_IN
the_DT
truth_NN
,_,
not_XNOT
the_DT
least_RBS
of_IN
them_PP
truman_NP
's_POS
best_JJS
friend_NN
marlon_NP
(_(
noah_NP
emmerich_NP
)_)
,_,
who_WP
assures_VBZ
him_PP
he_PP
's_BEZ
not_XNOT
in_IN
on_IN
any_DT
conspiracy_NN
because_CS
the_DT
last_OD
thing_NN
he'd_???
ever_RB
do_DO
is_BEZ
hurt_VB
him_PP
._.
as_CS
truman_NP
's_POS
trusting_JJ
eyes_NNS
tear_NN
over_IN
,_,
christof_???
fades_VBZ
up_IN
emotional_JJ
synthesizer_NN
music_NN
for_IN
a_DT
worldwide_JJ
audience_NN
of_IN
people_NN
who_WP
apparently_RB
never_RB
watch_VB
anything_PN
else_RB
._.
there_EX
's_BEZ
even_RB
a_DT
daily_JJ
behind-the-scenes_NNS
update_NN
from_IN
harry_NP
shearer_NP
that_CS
captures_NNS
the_DT
highlights_NNS
of_IN
truman_NP
's_POS
existence_NN
._.
the_DT
key_JJ
to_IN
a_DT
movie_NN
like_IN
this_DT
is_BEZ
in_IN
finding_VBG
the_DT
right_JJ
balance_NN
between_IN
humor_NN
and_CC
drama_NN
,_,
because_CS
a_DT
premise_NN
like_IN
this_DT
has_HVZ
its_PP$
obvious_JJ
implications_NNS
in_IN
both_PDT
directions_NNS
._.
and_CC
it_PP
all_PDT
hinges_VBZ
on_RP
carrey_NP
,_,
who_WP
has_HVZ
to_TO
balance_VB
comic_NN
naivet_NN
with_IN
a_DT
real_JJ
sense_NN
of_IN
longing_NN
and_CC
drive_NN
to_IN
find_VB
out_RP
what_WDT
the_DT
hell_NN
is_BEZ
going_VBG
on_IN
._.
he_PP
's_BEZ
come_VBN
a_DT
long_JJ
way_NN
from_IN
talking_VBG
butt_NN
cheeks_NNS
in_IN
ace_NN
ventura_NN
._.
most_DT
fundamentally_RB
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
just_RB
plain_JJ
interesting_JJ
to_IN
follow_VB
along_IN
as_CS
director_NN
peter_NP
weir_NP
shows_VBZ
us_PP
just_RB
how_WRB
they_PP
can_MD
capture_VB
a_DT
person_NN
's_POS
life_NN
without_IN
the_DT
person_NN
realizing_VBG
it_PP
--_???
how_WRB
they_PP
coordinate_VB
extras_NNS
,_,
hide_VB
cameras_NNS
and_CC
feed_VB
automatic_JJ
lines_NNS
to_IN
actors_NNS
._.
the_DT
most_DT
interesting_JJ
thing_NN
about_IN
the_DT
truman_NP
show_NN
is_BEZ
that_CS
most_DT
of_IN
us_PP
can_MD
probably_RB
imagine_VB
some_DT
ambitious_JJ
director_NN
pitching_VBG
a_DT
show_NN
like_IN
this_DT
._.
sure_JJ
,_,
the_DT
most_DT
interesting_JJ
tv_NN
genre_NN
of_IN
the_DT
'90s_???
has_HVZ
been_BEN
reality_NN
programming_NN
and_CC
jerry_NP
springer_NN
's_POS
popularity_NN
is_BEZ
through_IN
the_DT
roof_NN
,_,
but_CC
those_DT
people_NN
deserve_VB
to_IN
be_BE
humiliated_VBN
for_IN
turning_VBG
their_PP$
intimate_JJ
details_NNS
over_IN
to_IN
the_DT
airwaves_NNS
._.
and_CC
when_CS
news_NN
shows_VBZ
use_NN
hidden_JJ
cameras_NNS
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
done_DON
in_IN
the_DT
name_NN
of_IN
the_DT
greater_JJR
good_JJ
,_,
not_XNOT
entertainment_NN
._.
but_CC
merge_VB
the_DT
two_CD
and_CC
you've_???
got_VBD
the_DT
truman_NP
show_NN
._.
right_JJ
now_RB
,_,
it_PP
's_BEZ
implausible_JJ
--_???
i_CD
mean_JJ
,_,
the_DT
fcc_???
won't_MD
let_VB
you_PP
say_VB
the_DT
s-word_NN
on_IN
the_DT
air_NN
;_;
do_DO
you_PP
think_VB
they'd_???
let_VB
you_PP
broadcast_VB
every_DT
detail_NN
of_IN
a_DT
man_NN
's_POS
life_NN
to_IN
the_DT
entire_JJ
world_NN
without_IN
his_PP$
consent_NN
?_?
one_CD
day_NN
,_,
though_CS
,_,
it_PP
could_MD
happen_VB
._.
and_CC
,_,
even_RB
though_CS
it_PP
would_MD
mean_VB
the_DT
end_NN
of_IN
privacy_NN
,_,
people_NN
would_MD
eat_VB
it_PP
up_RP
._.
you_PP
know_VB
they_PP
would_MD
._.