WHEN: April 12 at 3:00pm EST, 2012

WHERE: Bill’s apartment in Portland, ME (Isla Nublar)

FORMAT: My DVD on Bill’s Vizio 32″ LED HDTV

COMPANY: Cinemanauts John and Bill

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STATE:  Had just drove to and from a sandwich shop that was near my hometown, and had just listened to (not watchedHigh Fidelity in the car on the way back.

REACTIONS OF NOTE:

  • His hands look old when he is looking at his creepy piecemeal picture of Sylvia.
  • Sylvia has more than likely touched herself to thoughts of Truman and it shows when they talk in the library.
  • Meryl probably gets a bonus for getting knocked up.
  • I think the man in pink must have been a former Nazi or something.
  • Vivian is attractive.

THE SANDWICH:
As I mentioned before, I was driving to a sandwich shop that was near my hometown. It is known for making massive sandwiches.

It is not a small sandwich.

We were looking to see if they had any sandwiches that were inspired by our movie. They have sandwiches with names like Dr. Johnny Fever and Lloyd Bridges. Sadly, they did not have anything that was inspired by out movies, but that would not stop us.  We took it upon ourselves to request a tailor-made sandwich in regards to our movie. Some of us spent upwards of ten minutes to handcraft a superb sandwich that would capture the spirit of our year-long movie adventure.

I was the last person to find the right mixture of ingredients to sum up my movie. I can tell you, it was very hard to make a sandwich that encapsulates my current feelings about The Truman Show and still does justice to it. Let’s be honest, if anyone thinks that any of us are not sick of our movie, you must also think that the Earth is flat or that Megan Fox can act. So I set out to make a sandwich that was not only as tasty as The Truman Show is a passable film, but something that was also completely bland. This is what I decided on:

The Seahaven

  • Tuna: No sort of relish or spice added; this was to represent the actual town of Seahaven.
  • Ham: Jim Carrey, and I do not believe I need to elaborate for much longer.
  • Swiss Cheese: Because Truman is an international sensation… or because when it’s formed the holes look like domes because of the Omnicam Ecosphere… or because I just like Swiss.
  • Mayo: Because… well.
  • Lettuce and Tomato: They are staples of classic sandwiches, and a lot of Truman is based off an idealized Fifties style of living.

Overall, the sandwich was exactly how I thought it would be. It was just okay. There was no spiciness or zest, but it was a solid sandwich. It was uninspiring, and predictable, very mich like the movie. I would get it again, but I might add relish or something like garlic salt to the tuna, and drop the tomato. I am not really a fan of tomatoes on the whole, but I added them since I thought it would make a good sandwich overall. I left my comfort zone. Even though I am not fond of tomatoes, they did enhance the sandwich a bit. And now, some more sandwich porn.

THOUGHTS:
This was the first time in a while where I just kinda sat down and watched the movie. I know that is a funny thing to say, but I was not dreading watching it or anxious in any way. I think this was a combination of having a day out with Bill and John, as well as knowing I was going to watch it with them. I had listened to High Fidelity, which is one of my Top Five All-Time Favorite Movies, and was going to watch Top Gun after. It was a good old-fashioned movie marathon.

I think that this viewing was my most enjoyable. I had two friends who I have always had a good time with, and more importantly, two people who understand what it is like to watch a movie over and over. You would not believe how much that can help make the movie go by. Watching this movie with anyone else does help, but with someone who can understand the monotony or repetitiveness of the same movie can help even more.

I am happy to help.

I think I am hitting my second wind at this point. I think the sandwich outing is just what I needed to liven up the experiment. I will hopefully be looking at The Truman Show with fresh… fresher eyes for my next viewing.