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Exit Through the Gift Shop

Connor Macgregor Reviews...Exit Through The Gift Shop

I saw this documentary on tv not so long ago and i have to talk about how this documentary is a real interesting look at the human mind.

The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work.

This film is incredibly similar to The Godfather. Firstly because it depicts a character (In this case real life) who undergoes a big change in himself throughout the film. Second it also shows a world which is seen to many as vandalism, but really is a group of people standing up to the world and its rules. Its an amazing insightful look at a human being who planned to create a documentary about street artists, yet in the end was the subject of the documentary as well as using his footage to help understand what drived him to pursue his dream. Banksy isn't seen, but he is interviewed and is someone who really doesn't want to be seen hence why he (or she ?) is blacked out and voice dubbed over. Banksy ends up persueing him and making a film about why he does street art and the other people who do it around the world.

Its a fascinating look at a man who stumbles into a new world and becomes a completely different person as a result of it. Overall, its a great documentary that requires to be seen by many.

Rating - 100% - A+