Screen Junkies » banksy http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:10:37 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 New Banksy Drawing Is Oscar Haterade http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-banksy-drawing-is-oscar-haterade/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-banksy-drawing-is-oscar-haterade/#comments Thu, 10 Mar 2011 01:52:33 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=188460 Someone in the UK could chisel this painting out of the wall, title it "Sour Grapes" and sell it for big bucks.

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Someone in the UK could chisel this painting out of the wall, title it “Sour Grapes” and sell it for big bucks. That’s cause this painting is a Banksy about his Oscar loss for Exit Through The Gift Shop. As they say, one Brit’s Oscar loss could be another Brit’s fortune.

Fans of mayhem were hoping Banksy would win Best Documentary, so he would accept the award in a gorilla suit and maybe tag James Franco’s face (that might have sobered him up). Instead, the acclaimed graffiti artist lost and the Oscars were really boring the whole way through. Below, finally, is a response from Banksy on his loss. This drawing was found in Weston, UK, and it’s of an angry little girl holding an Oscar. Banksy might not have a real Oscar, but damn it, he can draw someone who has one.

The girl is the daughter of King’s Speech co-producer Simon Egan, who dropped her dad’s Oscar at a party and it totally broke. Break a dish? That’s a time out Break your father’s Oscar? That’s a time out forever. If the Academy hadn’t replaced it for him, that girl would be sitting in a corner until puberty or possibly marriage. (/Film)

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‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’: All Signs Point To Real http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/exit-through-the-gift-shop-all-signs-point-to-real/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/exit-through-the-gift-shop-all-signs-point-to-real/#comments Tue, 22 Feb 2011 21:09:55 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=29117 While the question remains whether or not Banksy will attend the Oscars this Sunday, it appears that another question has been answered. Is Exit Through The Gift Shop real or a hoax?

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While the question remains whether or not Banksy will attend the Oscars this Sunday, it appears that another question has been answered. Is Exit Through The Gift Shop real or a hoax?

If you ask the film’s subject, the answer is ‘real’. The LA Times, distrustful of men who wear hats, did a thorough investigation into Thierry Guetta aka Mr. Brainwash. The paper researched his finances, travels, and records and everything checks out. He also tests negative for Banksy, meaning he and the mysterious street artist are not one in the same. So that’s one mystery solved. Nice work, LA Times. There’s definitely no way these artists/pranksters could forge documents. **leans back in chair proudly after adding Frying Pan Michael Bay to Wookie’s Johnson’s MIT diploma**

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Banksy’s Drawing Crap On Walls In Hollywood Now http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/banksys-drawing-crap-on-walls-in-hollywood-now/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/banksys-drawing-crap-on-walls-in-hollywood-now/#comments Wed, 16 Feb 2011 17:59:29 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=27520 Banksy really wants that Oscar. So much so that he's willing to visit the Sunset Strip.

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Banksy really wants that Oscar. So much so that he’s willing to visit the Sunset Strip. The masked artist (or someone else entirely) is continuing to campaign for the award by stenciling cheeky images onto random walls in the Los Angeles area. I’m not sure how this earns one an Oscar but it would explain why I saw Jennifer Lawrence stocking up on spray paint at Pearl Paint.

What these new West Coast pieces (above and below) indicate however, is that Banksy fully intends to show up at the Oscars. Whether he accepts the statue in disguise or not remains to be seen. Perhaps he’ll unveil his true identity. We all know it’s you, James Franco. (Movieline)

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The Banksy Situation: How Does The Academy Give An Award To A Masked Man? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-banksy-situation-how-does-the-academy-give-an-award-to-a-masked-man/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-banksy-situation-how-does-the-academy-give-an-award-to-a-masked-man/#comments Thu, 10 Feb 2011 02:17:35 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=26021 The act of presenting an Oscar to a man in a monkey mask would cause a monocle-dropping pandemic the likes of which the world has never seen.

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“What’s to be done with this Banksy character?” is the question of the day among the bluebloods milling about Oscar headquarters. Wherever that is.

For those who aren’t familiar, Banksy is a street/graffiti artist who wound up directing, through a humorous turn of events, Exit Through the Gift Shop, a nominated documentary ostensibly about himself that stands a good chance of winning the statue for its category. Nothing terribly exciting about that, is there?

Twist: Banksy’s success and efficacy as a street/graffiti artist is predicated on his identity being a secret, so he’d rather not reveal himself should he win the trophy, which means he could take unorthodox measures (bag on his head, trademark hoodie pulled over this face) to preserve his anonymity.

Well, that is NOT how things are done in the realm of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences! In discussing it, Academy director Bruce Davis tried to downplay the Banksy situation by calling it a “crazy-ass wrinkle” and wondering “Who the hell do we give it to?” (Whoa, easy with the profanity, Bruce), but it’s pretty clear that decorum is on the mind of the Academy in this instance. It has been rumored that Banksy will, from time to time, cover his visage with a monkey mask when he needs to appear in public for whatever reason, and it would appear that those producing the Oscars would rather their award recipients not conceal their identity with ANY sorts of masks.

(Somewhere, probably working on another ‘Tron‘ soundtrack, Daft Punk weep LED tears…)

Needless to say, the act of presenting an Oscar to a man in a monkey mask would cause a monocle-dropping pandemic the likes of which their world has never seen. Could the Oscars ever recover from an act so…so…not boring?

They’re hoping it doesn’t come to that. Not that he won’t win, as a Banksy win could produce some credibility for an awards show that gets categorized as out of touch more and more every year. Rather, they seem to hope he doesn’t show up. In fact, they don’t seem to, they explicitly said it. No less than the Academy president, Tom Sherak, said to press at the nominees luncheon, “We suggested to them that it might be a good idea that if he did win, one of them would accept in his place – that it would not be dignified for the Academy to have somebody come up wearing a monkey’s head.” Dignified, no. Amazingly awesome, a thousand times yes.

It’s uncertain how this will play out, though I’m willing to posit that Banksy will somehow stay one step ahead of the Academy on this one. Just a hunch. The Academy members don’t strike me as the most nimble group of minds. Regardless, it will be interesting to see the way everyone handles themselves now that the cards are on the table. Will the Academy relent to the reputed artist? Will the Banksy show up at all? And if he does, will he make them the butt of an elaborate, clever joke? I’m hoping the answer to all three questions is “yes.” (The Wrap)

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Get Rich Quick By Selling A Banksy http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/get-rich-quick-by-selling-a-banksy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/get-rich-quick-by-selling-a-banksy/#comments Thu, 27 Jan 2011 19:51:57 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=22790 With grassroots efforts over-taking the mainstream, we live in an ever changing world. Films, television, literature, music, and art have all been infiltrated by the fringe in recent years. Now it's time for the second wave of recreation to wash over - how can a guy like me get rich off of it?

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With grassroots efforts over-taking the mainstream, we live in an ever changing world. Films, television, literature, music, and art have all been infiltrated by the fringe in recent years. Now it’s time for the second wave of recreation to wash over – how can a guy like me get rich off of it?

That’s what the filmmakers behind How To Sell A Banksy asked themselves. And they were wise enough to bring a camera along on the journey as they sought out Banksy‘s street art, scraped it free from the wall, reconstructed it, and attempted to sell it off. The result has a whimsical British caper feel to it.  Robert Carlyle would be wise to keep his calendar clear for the inevitable fictionalized retelling. (Antenna Mag)

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You Already Missed Your Chance To Learn Banksy’s True Identity http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/you-already-missed-your-chance-to-learn-banksys-secret-identity/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/you-already-missed-your-chance-to-learn-banksys-secret-identity/#comments Tue, 18 Jan 2011 19:56:36 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=17626 You may have already resigned to the fact that you will never know the real name of street artist/Exit Through the Gift Shop director Banksy.

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You may have already resigned to the fact that you will never know the real name of street artist/Exit Through the Gift Shop director Banksy. Well, this is still the case, but you did have a shot at learning the truth if you’d been richer and more vigilant. The secret was put up on eBay by a user claiming to know Banksy‘s true identity. It was pulled by eBay under the pretense that a secret is not tangible enough to be put up for auction. So the user then circumvented this by instead placing a piece of paper with Banksy’s identity written on it (clever, right?), but this has apparently been pulled by eBay as well. But before the auction was removed, the bidding had soared from three thousand dollars to one million, so unless you’re a recent trust fund beneficiary/lottery winner, this precious information will remain the stuff dreams are made of. I myself choose to believe that Banksy is actually Jon Hamm.

Some are speculating that the whole thing is a hoax put forth by Banksy himself, since the whole secret identity thing has earned him a reputation as a bit of a prankster. Well, that and the whole graffiti thing. (FilmDrunk)

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How to Sell a Banksy http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/how-to-sell-a-banksy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/how-to-sell-a-banksy/#comments Tue, 04 Jan 2011 23:13:10 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=24994 Director: Alper Cagatay & Christopher Thompson Cast: Alper Cagatay & Christopher Thompson Synopsis: Two filmmakers peel Banksy pieces off of walls and attempt to sell them.

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Director: Alper Cagatay & Christopher Thompson

Cast: Alper Cagatay & Christopher Thompson

Synopsis: Two filmmakers peel Banksy pieces off of walls and attempt to sell them.

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Banksy Directed ‘The Simpsons’ Intro For Some Reason http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/banksy-directed-the-simpsons-intro-for-some-reason/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/banksy-directed-the-simpsons-intro-for-some-reason/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Producers of "The Simpsons" hired British street artist Banksy to direct their opening credits sequence, because after Ke$ha, why the hell not? I don't want to give too much away, but I can say this is the bleakest intro I have ever seen for a cartoon. And, yes, I'm including "The Cleveland Show" in that statement. Check out the video after the jump to find out how many slave pandas need whipping to bring you the antics of America's favorite family...

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Producers of "The Simpsons" hired British street artist Banksy to direct their opening credits sequence, because after Ke$ha, why the hell not? I don’t want to give too much away, but I can say this is the bleakest intro I have ever seen for a cartoon. And, yes, I’m including "The Cleveland Show" in that statement.

Check out the video after the jump to find out how many slave pandas need whipping to bring you the antics of America’s favorite family…

 

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