One technique of esoteric writing is to make an innocent statement that the reader will accept because it is a plausible part of the narrative, but the reader's mind will return to it and wonder why it was there at all. We presume that esoteric films also have one scene or a segment that is plausible and not jarring to the audience, but upon reflection, one wonders why it was not filmed differently.
The scene in the The Truman Show that meets this criterion is where Truman is gardening and Meryl returns home (9:13). Nothing is represented that is controversial or unexpected. However, once one notices Truman's buttocks are prominently shown, not once but twice (9:24-:32 and (9:35-:38), or it is brought to the viewers attention, one must come to the conclusion that the depiction is bizarre.
The scene is not controversial, however, I wonder if this is the position most people take when gardening. I have no experience with gardening, however it seems to me that the most conformable position would be with sitting with one's legs crossed. The intrigued researcher must review the film and collect all references to Truman's buttocks or Truman's involvement with buttocks. Although this sounds foolish and a waste of time, we have presumed the Gnostic elements of this film and we must not dismiss a priori any clues the director has given the audience.
Marlon states that Truman's behavior will result in their "asses being fired" (35:56)
Baby Truman is shown falling on his buttocks (1:001:30).
One network employee said Marlon made an "ass" of himself on camera (1:20:31).
Clearly, the number of references to buttocks and asses is meager. Depending on the context, "ass" can mean foolish, however "asinine" always means foolish.
Epiphanius (Panarion, 26:12:1-4) writes the following:
That it was the occasion of the death of Zacharias in the temple, that when he had seen a vision, he, through surprise, was willing to disclose it, and his mouth was stopped. That which he saw was at the time of his offering incense, and it was a man standing in the form of an ass. When he was gone out, and had a mind to speak thus to the people, Woe unto you, whom do ye worship? he who had appeared to him in the temple took away the use of his speech. Afterwards when he recovered it, and was able to speak, he declared this to the Jews, and they slew him. They [the Gnostics] add, that on this very account the high-priest was appointed by their lawgiver (by God to Moses), to carry little bells, that whensoever he went into the temple to sacrifice, he, whom they worshipped, hearing the noise of the bells, might have time enough to hide himself; and not be caught in that ugly shape and figure.
A donkey or ass at the time frame 1:16:12 is center screen.
All creations are the are the property of their respective owners, unless of course, one didn't create, but only found the elements and rearranged them ...