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Public Domain (2003)

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A dark, wryly funny film about a game show run by smug pseudo-intellectuals that awards money to the contestant with the most pathetic life. The "contestants" are unaware they're even ... See full summary »

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A dark, wryly funny film about a game show run by smug pseudo-intellectuals that awards money to the contestant with the most pathetic life. The "contestants" are unaware they're even playing the game: the show's producers infiltrate houses, install surveillance cameras and broadcast footage for viewers to judge in such existential categories as doubt, alienation and disillusionment. A biting critique of the culture of surveillance as entertainment. Written by Kris Lefcoe

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Very cool movie...great concept and great follow-through
22 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw "Public Domain" at a screening during South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin. I loved this movie, it was one of my top picks.

The editing was very good with lots of cutting-edge and innovative techniques. The premise is not necessarily new - though other movies like "Truman Show" have explored this idea, "Public Domain" takes it in a whole nother direction and in an entirely different way. The movie is funny, well-acted, had a great cast and crew, and is thoroughly enjoyable. I would strongly recommend seeing it if you get a chance.

The movie also has a great website that is just as bitingly funny as the movie.


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