Exit Through the Gift Shop details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Rhys Ifans|
|Genre:||Documentary - Sport|
|Collections:||TOP Documentaries, Top Documentary|
Exit Through the Gift Shop
|1hr 22 mins||15|
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||1 hour 22 minutes|
|Rental release:||To be confirmed|
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Exit Through the Gift ShopBy tenfour (1 review) from London , 12 Mar 2010
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[Highly rated reviewer]Laugh out loud Documentary about an eccentric French 'artist' (Thierry Guetta) living in LA. He is obsessive about filming and documenting everything and anything! and once introduced into the world of street art through his cousin consequently becomes the first to get substantial video footage of the processes involved. He meets and films (without too much protest) varying world renowned graffiti artists, including the illusive Banksy. He is supposedly given the challenge of converting his footage into a documentary but the result of his endeavours are not favourable. Banksy seemingly steps in and the footage is turned back onto the French man. Thus producing a documentary about the man behind the camera and his introduction to street art (very convenient). The film follows the French man as he creates his own street art persona, known as 'Mr Brainwash'. He proceeds to set up his own studio and manufactures a huge portfolio of works based on 20th-century artworks. This work is then promoted and validated with a quote from Banksy for a grand opening to the public in LA. It is a huge success and 'Mr Brainwash' has done exactly what tag line suggests.
This film is definitely worth watching and I enjoyed watching Banksy's dry British humour contrasted with the eccentricities of the Guetta. The difficulty lies in whether I believe the convenience of the storyline or is this in fact a very carefully thought out means of exposing a gullible public. Very enjoyable!
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Life immidates art, art immidates art....By RichClement (16 reviews) , 23 May 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]Where does anyone start with this film?! Being from the Bristol area I was keen to see the genius behind street art and Banksy, he is every bit a genius and a very clever artist, his art has always been about the beating heart of the human element, people, normal every day people. Here he cleverly shows how much a very nice man who has no clue about what he is doing make money off people who dont know what they are looking at, he really pushes the question of what is Art? Concept, skill, meaning or just blind luck and good PR? It's a nod to real fans but its not degrading to those involved. Clever. That fact about Madonna at the end sums the whole thing, madness!
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Mac anarchy!!!By spexx (1 review) , 29 Mar 2013anti system art laughing at the fat cats and legally extorting thousands of yankee molar!!! love it banksys the lad an thierries cool as ice he! straight out of fat freddy brilliant film,! peace!
Interesting, comical and thought provoking.By a customer , 20 Mar 2013Massively entertaining. A good insight into street art, helped along by the dry whit of Banksy. some actual artists may find the mildly endearing frenchman offensive, in his work ethic and overall outlook on art (i know i did); none the less, anybody interested in art, or practicing, this is a must watch.
Brilliantly bizarreBy wildthing22 (13 reviews) , 16 Mar 2013I went into this thinking it was going to be about Banksy,I was wrong,it is about the rather mad LA based French dude Thierry Guetta ... or is it? Whether real or not this is a brilliant film,very funny,chaotic and fascinating. Banksy's barren dry British humour and dialogue is brilliant. Watch this ... it will not disappoint
Fascinating piece of workBy a customer , 15 Mar 2013Gripping interesting fascinating documentary. Not a straightforward documentary at all, a very enthralling story. Very well put together. Shines a spotlight on an interesting area of art and its characters