If it's true, wouldn't they notice the incessant Phillip Glass music? I mean seriously, minimalist composers are great, but after going your whole life hearing only three musical notes over and over, you'd have to know something was up...
not gonna lie...that movie made me kinda paranoid...nots so much that i think im part of some grand reality show thing...just that what if i could be and not know it? i mean id never know if that was the case, right?
50 1st dates kinda made me think too...what if that was my life? id never know. crazy stuff to thinnk about.
Depends on what you would call a "modern" phenomenon. I seem to recall an early 60s black and white Twilight Zone episode that was just like the movie. And I assume that idea came from something similar even farther back.
Besides, I might actually watch a reality show if it was in fact a reality show!
But wouldn't it be f*cking hilarious if it turns out to be true in some of the cases?
As a director, I've been secretly creating a Truman-like movie following unsuspecting suspects via the internet...but, instead of broadcasting it in live/episodic TV show form, we have just been following these specific "interesting" people and saving the material to put into movie form later on...
No, just kidding kids. I'm just f*cking with you. Christ, I hope I didn't just propagate someone's imaginary epic saga further...
I could see how the internet and things like MySpace and public blogs could cause such a phenomena though. It reminds me of a PSA I saw warning kids not to put all their information on display in public b/c random people could strangely know who they are and start causing weird interactions when out and about.
When people put their lives out in the unknown public domain of the internet, God only knows who could follow that, and that could easily lead to a form of "celebrity-type psychosis". If you are an ultra-popular, mini-celebrity type for one reason or another, who's to say your random friends and fans aren't secretly following your every move?
I would liken it to the way celebrities behave when they are hounded by the paparazzi. If random strangers are following your life, but you're not getting paid for it or inthe mass-media spotlight like the mainstream celebrities are, it could still lead to paranoia or even full-blown psychosis in certain circumstances.
...or maybe it's just the weed.
Well, if even Britney temporarily lost it (I blame the paparazzi, bad influences, isolation, and drugs), maybe it's a sign of the times.
...and you thought technology was your friend...
"Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean people aren't watching/following you."