Monday, May 16, 2011

Exit through the gift shop

A lot of people mentioned this movie on previous posts (lots of those comments were deleted by blogger, but I'm not going to complain again) so I decided to create a post about it.

This film is just brilliant, it tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in LA, and his obsession with street art. The film charts Guetta's constant documenting of his every waking moment on film, from a chance encounter with his cousin, the artist Invader, to his introduction to a host of street artists with a focus on Shepard Fairey and Banksy, whose anonymity is preserved by obscuring his face and altering his voice, to Guetta's eventual fame as a street artist himself.


28 comments:

Algorithmic said...

Loved this doco. Though, I wouldn't exactly call the art Therry ended up creating "art"

Kei said...

Hahaha you're right about that.

Only in America said...

amazing movie. thanks for taking advice from your commenters ^^

GhostDude said...

I enjoy watching documentaries, this one seems to be interesting.

Watchtower Corp. said...

I love your background , were did u get it, im having trouble setting up a nice background for my site :(

Kei said...

@Watchtower Corp.: I think you need to update to the new template designer

Reality Check said...

Very nice looking blog! Congratulations!

supertwiks said...

documentations can be more exciting than movies i think. thats my opinion man

Lunarchy said...

Hahaha trailer looks hilarious. Thanks for sharing! +follow

The Critic said...

I gotta check that Banksy movie out!

Squixel said...

love banksy. did a whole project on him at school. u should get a photo blog going on its own, id get on that everyday

Lealeepo said...

This clip up there is really teasing me. I think I'm going to watch it soon. I love urban art.

Bitins said...

Love the opening song!

PLPDPogo said...

ah i love Bansky

zepdragon said...

Never heard of it, but looks great!

Graham said...

Not entirely convinced by street art. ok for those with talent but.....

Westwood Zombie said...

art is where you find it. great read, thx!

randomer said...

I've always loved street art, I really need to check this out. Thanks for the recommendation.

wellpickedbooger said...

The trailer looks pretty good, but I doubt my husband would want to sit through an 'artsy' documentary. I forced him to watch Super Size me (for HIS health), & that was the last doc played in the house...

Carm said...

This film is available on Netflix now, is that how you saw it?

Cartoon Universe said...

Everyone says it's a must watch. So you have me convinced!

emosniper said...

Never seen the movie. Will check it out though.

Jenn said...

<3 Banksy and urban art in general. followed!

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

CCCombobreaker said...

Wow great!

daniel said...

Looks good... will be checking out.

Elliot MacLeod-Michael said...

I see there is a lot of writing in different fonts about this movie so I am inclined to check it out now.
+followed

DUKE SAMSON said...

I'mA have to give this one a go