Allegedly, the doc was made by Banksy who – this too is certain – is an actual street artist of real renown and carefully cultivated anonymity. We glimpse him, or perhaps someone purporting to be him, in the opening frames. A hooded figure shot in low light and speaking with a rough English accent, he explains the film’s subject: “It’s about a guy who tried to make a documentary about me, but he’s a lot more interesting than me.”I have a suspicion that, if people found out who "Banksy" really is, they would be surprised by what a brazen, commercial exploit his "art" is, from start to finish. Not subversive, but corporate and motivated by profit from day one: making bank(sy).
Friday, May 07, 2010
Exit Through The Gift Shop, Featuring Banksy
Fake but fun? The movie, "Exit Through The Gift Shop" is getting some attention.