name that documentary!
April 1, 2008 6:15 PM   Subscribe

Help me find the title of this documentary with pirated, never-seen tv clips.

A couple of years ago in a movie class I saw a documentary that presented a bunch of clips which were not meant to be shown on screen: a guy had set up his satellite dish to pick up the signal from live broadcasts. We basically saw what was going on during commercial breaks, or rehearsals. There were clips from Larry King talking about his pharmacist, and another one with a us presidential candidate preparing for his speech, and asking his assistant to go get some stuff at the corner store.

Anyone know what I'm talking about? I'm trying to find the title of that documentary. Thanks!
posted by ddaavviidd to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
posted by jessamyn at 6:17 PM on April 1, 2008

Feed? It's all Presidential candidates, but it's an awful lot like what you're describing.
posted by ulotrichous at 6:19 PM on April 1, 2008


Was the Paul Wolfowitz comb incident (from 'Farenheit 911') also in Feed?
posted by ericb at 6:22 PM on April 1, 2008

No, Feed is from 1992, pre-wolfowitz getting to be on TV, if I recall correctly. However, it includes a classic scene of a candidate leaning into frame to spray something up his nose... I think it was Bob Kerrey. It's a great film, very much behind the curtain.
posted by ulotrichous at 6:25 PM on April 1, 2008

Best answer: Spin by Brian Singer, who provided the feeds for Feed. Features the actual video.
posted by user92371 at 6:42 PM on April 1, 2008 [1 favorite]

Correction: Brian Springer.
posted by user92371 at 6:42 PM on April 1, 2008

I believe I remember this from OutFoxed.
posted by null terminated at 7:33 PM on April 1, 2008

Response by poster: Awesome! Thanks user92371 and all!
posted by ddaavviidd at 7:49 PM on April 1, 2008

It's actually on Google video.
posted by tcv at 11:01 PM on April 1, 2008

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