'The Truman Show' turns 15

Published: Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 09:22 AM.

Today, you can still find the movie's poster proudly hanging in the Modica Market. You can also purchase DVDs at Seaside retail stops such as Central Square Records.

Mingling with Tinsel Town

As Seaside's founder, Davis is rather particular about the town's perception and visual appeal. It could not have been easy for him to relinquish creative control to Gassner and the rest of crew.

"I was frankly disappointed in some of the set design — it was more post-modern, more corporate and ugly," he said. "I tried to persuade them to build with plans we already had on the shelves. I think at the end of the day, they were designing buildings Truman would walk past and never go in."

More than 3,000 locals were cast as extras in the film, making around $100 a day, including Davis and his wife and Charlie and Sarah Modica.

"Almost everybody that came to the casting call got at least an extra part," Sargeant said.

"It was a cold, long, boring day," Davis recalled of his acting debut. "Our son Micah ended up on the cutting room floor and our dog, Bud, did not get to be in the scene, but in retrospect it was great to have done it."

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