Paranoia (A Truman Show Fanedit)

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Beautiful idea, takes Weir's original and transforms it into something near-Lynchian with its uncanny look at control through conformity. The artificiality of people talking to him is reminiscent of Blue Velvet and the context-free time jumps work in a similar manner as Mulholland Drive or Lost Highway. If you only watched this edit without knowing anything of Weir's original, it might seem odd. It works very well as a companion piece from Truman's POV. I chuckled thinking about the possibility that 1000 years from now, this fan edit has survived but The Truman Show hasn't and historians try to piece together the original from this. Replacing Glass with Herrmann works surprisingly well too.

A minor gripe is that I also love Saul Bass but I don't think the Vertigo opening title sequence fits the rest of the film.

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I haven't watched the original in a while but my recollection of it was too great to make this edit work well for me. If I really separate myself from the original I can feel the intent of Paulisdead2221 here. This really comes around when the Hitchcock score comes into play.
I thoroughly enjoyed the score and found it was mixed in really well. I didn't notice any cutting and I had zero gripes with video or audio quality. I was a little confused about the use of black and white "hidden cameras" in the edit and agree with batfan532's points about it being used counterintuitively if the idea is to have the audience question whether or not he's in a TV show.

If I was coming at this with fresh eyes I would be a lot more blown away by this, as said before the Hitchcock elements really pull me back in when I start to lose the focus on the edit.
All in all a very enjoyable watch.

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Another one of Paulisdead2221's masterpieces. I didn't know I needed a version of the Truman Show filtered through the eye of Alfred Hitchcock, turns out I really do need one. To say it was a joy to watch this version is an understatement. The imagination on display is breathtaking. The fact that almost a third of the movie is cut and yet the story flows so perfectly is just so damn impressive. Excellent. I can't wait for Paul's next FanMix.

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This is a transformative example of what editing can do, and its potential to change the meaning of a film.

There were only a couple of instances where the black and white “hidden camera” filter was used at the wrong shots, making it seem impossible the camera could be placed in such a position. But they were few compared with the overall editing done here.

The score was great, the pacing was superb. Overall, experiencing this is absolutely recommended, it’s an opus of editing.

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Possibly The Truman Show is one of my favorite Jim Carry films.

Paranoia makes it a totally different film from the original and it is very appreciated. The complete change of the OST is a success, although there are some moments (where the bus stops) when the original music is heard over the top, which is why I lowered it to 9 stars.
The rest is perfect

my congratulations to Paulisdead2221

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