#8 Excerpts – Conversation with the creator (The Truman Show)

Christof: Truman, you can speak. I can hear you!

Truman: Who are you?

Christof: I am the creator of a television show that gives people hope and joy and inspiration to millions

Truman: And who am I?

Christof: You’re the star…

Truman: Was nothing real?

Christof: You were real. That’s what made you so good to watch…

(Truman turns to exit)

Christof: (interrupts) Listen to me Truman. There is no more truth out there than there is in the world I created for you. Same lies, same deceit… But in my world you have nothing to fear. I know you better than you know yourself.

Truman: You never had a camera in my head.

Christof: You’re afraid. That’s why you can’t leave. It’s okay Truman, I understand. I have been watching you your whole life. I was watching when you were born. I was watching when you took your first step. Watched you on your first day to school. The episode when you lost your first tooth! (laughs) You can’t leave Truman. You belong here, with me. Talk to me. Say something… Say something god-damn-it you’re on television. You’re live to the whole world.

Truman: In case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening and good night.


(takes a bow)

From The Truman Show (1998)

The conversation between True Man (Truman) and Christ Of (Christof). You can watch the video here.