Exit Through the Gift Shop

Exit Through the Gift Shop

DVD - 2010
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"This is the inside story of Street Art - a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide. It follows an eccentric Los Angeles based French shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world's most infamous vandals on camera, only to have British stencil artist Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner with wildly unexpected results. This fascinating study of low-level criminality, comradeship, and incompetence is modern-day fairytale ... with bolt cutters." -- Back of container.


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Banksy has spread his protest street art widely, and also guarded his own anonymity. This documentary, which one reviewer called a “prankumentary,” chronicles the transformation of Mr. Thierry Guetta into Mr. Brainwash, explores street art and obsession, and satirizes the art world.

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Dec 30, 2017

A fun documentary on the street art movement (some call it graffiti) with an interesting twist. This film is produced by Bansky, and is a piece of art in itself. It made me think deeper about street art, and if it is really art if something is just a enlarged photo-shop image reproduced at a copy-shopy and then pasted on the side of a building. I enjoy how Bansky's images make me do a double-take on today's current events and life-styles, and this film does just that.

Feb 28, 2014

I'm not a big fan of Banksy, so this was just "ok" to me. Some of the people in it were interesting. I found the treatment of the elephant offensive.


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