Clip of the Day: The Truman Show Ending


In honor of this weekend’s In Time, today’s Clip of the Day comes courtesy of writer/director Andrew Niccol’s breakout film (and favorite of mine), The Truman Show. If I had to make a list of my all time favorite endings to movies, this would definitely be on that list. Everything about this ending is perfect. The image of the boat hitting the wall that’s painted to look like an endless horizon (which was the moment in the script that made producer Scott Rudin want to make this film), the hearbreaking music that kicks in as Truman symbolically touches the infinite (the track is called Father Kolbe’s Preaching for those who want it in their iTunes library), Christof making his one and only plea to Truman to stay and Truman’s final line to everyone that lead’s to the most triumphant character exit in recent film history with Phillip Glass kicking in to top it off. I can’t think of another final shot that perfectly captures a human being finally being free.

Luke Annand

Film geek, podcaster and newly minted IATSE member from Regina, Saskatchewan. I met Don McKellar once, and he told me that Quentin Tarantino is exactly like me.
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