Friday, May 14, 2010

Exit Through The Gift Shop

Purportedly a movie that started off as a documentary of street art by the filmmaker Thierry Guetta, this film morphs into an examination of what happens when the documentarian drinks deep from the Kool-Aid and the filmmaker turns into a street artist himself.

The twist when Thierry meets the famous and secretive street artists, Banksy, and begins filming his artistic activities, to when his hastily put together documentary does not meet expectations to his transformation into Mr. BrainWash is just as fascinating as the documentary We Live In Public.

Is it art? Documentary? Recreation? Fantasy? Commentary?
Is the snake eating itself.

Who cares, the ride is worth the price of admission.

Exit Through The Gift Shop


Richard Grove said...

Wow! Fascinating. I am glad you posted this. Thank you.

bllius said...


Overman said...

It looks like an incredibly entertaining film, I can't wait to see it.

Do you buy that the course of the film was accidental? Doesn't subtract anything from it for me if it wasn't... in fact, it almost adds to the cool. But I just wonder.

bllius said...

No, I think, without doing any investigation, that the entire thing is a fabrication.