The Church meets pop culture for this podcast series of Advent reflections. Fr Peter Malone MSC relates 28 movies to the Gospel.
Following an Advent Calendar theme, one MP3 review is uploaded for each day of Advent.
The Truman Show (1998)
"The emphasis of the readings is very much on prophesy - the prophet's role in anticipating the coming of Jesus. Drawing it out a little...Truman Burbank, played by Jim Carey in The Truman Show, is meant to be prophetic in some way."
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Fr Peter's review
The Truman Show - Review 47.00 kB
Background on the film can be found at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).
Fr Peter Malone is a former president of SIGNIS - the World Catholic Association for Communication. He's a highly experienced film critic and author who has travelled the world watching, writing on and talking about movies. Since 1968, he's written reviews for a number of Catholic magazines and periodicals. He's also written many books on cinema including Films and Values, Movie Christs and Antichrists, Cinema Down Under and the excellent Lights, Camera, Faith (Movie Lectionary) series.