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pmoriarty · 2018-06-08 · Original thread
"Two decades ago, The Truman Show seemed preposterous. "We would laugh about how unrealistic some of it seemed," ... "We couldn’t quite believe that someone would want to tape themselves, so that people could tune in and watch what was considered at the time to be mundane, and see that as entertainment."

40 years before The Truman Show, Philip K Dick wrote Time Out of Joint[1], which is much grimmer but explores similar themes and is also about a man who is unknowingly living in an artificially constructed suburban reality under the eye of the world. The former was clearly inspired by the latter, and anyone who enjoyed the one should check out the other.

[1] - https://www.amazon.com/Time-Out-Joint-Philip-Dick/dp/0547572...

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