Corrected entry: When Truman and his best friend are driving golf balls from uncompleted bridge, his friend hits a golf ball. After the ball is hit, the camera returns to friend as he has completed his shot, but the golf ball he just hit is still on the tee. (00:10:05)
Corrected entry: When Truman sees his father for the first time in the street, he has just bought a newspaper and magazine. When he runs after his father he throws the magazine and paper up and runs, yet when he stops because the bus has driven off he is holding the paper and magazine under his arm. (00:15:20)
Corrected entry: Regarding the staircase that Truman ascends to freedom - how did it get there without Truman, or the viewers, having noticed it before? It is within walking distance of where he was just sailing. Shouldn't it have been in view before?
Corrected entry: Director Peter Weir filmed in the 1.66:1 ratio to make it feel more like a television show.
Corrected entry: The shots of Truman's early life show him as a fetus on day 1, and then toddling on a beach on day 125. Even if day 1 had been the day of his birth, which, going by the development of the fetus, it isn't, he would only have been about 4 months old in the latter shot. Babies generally don't start walking until around the age of 8 to 12 months.
Corrected entry: When they resume transmission after Truman is found on the sea, they cut to a shot of the man sitting in the bathtub. He sits up and appears to turn a knob on the edge of the tub. There is nothing there.
Corrected entry: Seahaven is supposed to be set right behind the Hollywood sign in Hollywood, California. Yet when the camera zooms out away from the dome it shows a shot of the South-East Los Angeles region - about 20 miles from Hollywood.
Corrected entry: Given that there is a clear difference with "hidden cameras" showing a ring around the outside of the screen, there are a number of shots that would not have been possible given the angles and location where the camera moves around the actors. The best example is when Truman freaks out on his "wife" and they move into the living room and you see a camera following them around the room when it's only the two of them.
Corrected entry: When Truman is looking in his rear vision mirror he can predict that the woman on the bike, the man with flowers and the Volkswagen Beetle will all come by, in that order. However, the Beetle can go a lot faster than the man with flowers, and if they were all going around on a loop, the Beetle would pass by a few times before the man with flowers came by again.Blibbetyblip
Corrected entry: Truman is so scared of water that he cannot even drive over a bridge without having a paralysing panic attack. But he and his friend have their long, deep and meaningful talk while sitting on the edge of an unfinished bridge - directly above the visible (and audible) water course over which the bridge is being built.
Corrected entry: Christophe has complete control of the weather in Truman's world - he even uses a storm to try to stop Truman sailing to the edge of the set. Truman is in an un-powered sailboat. It goes where the wind blows it, nowhere else. Why didn't Christophe simply have the wind blow him back to shore?
Corrected entry: When Truman goes postal and drives through the fire across the road, the car is filled with smoke yet they can say their lines flawlessly. That kind of an irritant would've sent them both into a coughing fit.
Corrected entry: In the scene with Lauren/Sylvia on the beach, Truman is already wearing his wedding ring. (00:26:10)
Corrected entry: When Truman is in his office for the first time, calling Fiji directory assistance, there is a "magic eight ball" on his desk. If you look closely into it you can see a reflection/shadow of a cameraman.
Corrected entry: In the movie there is an aerial shot of what the fake town looks like, it is completely covered by a dome like structure and apparently can be seen from space, however soon after we see that a man tried to sabotage the show by parachuting into the town. There is no possible way he could have done this.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Truman is talking to his best friend, and his friend is filling the vending machine, he fills up two of the spaces with yellow candy bars, then it cuts away for a bit. When it cuts back to the same shot as before, there are no yellow candy bars. It cuts away again and when it comes back again, there are more than two yellow candy bars in the vending machine.
Corrected entry: Throughout the entire movie you can see little cameras watching Jim Carry, but you have to look for them. There is one on the side of the neighbor's garbage can.
Corrected entry: Truman's car has no headrests. This is so the camera can get good shots of his and Meryl's faces and reactions, but he would be unlikely to drive without them.