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Introduction This essay seeks to analyze and look into the various aspects of the film Exit Through the Gift Shop by Banksy. This film has attracted many reviews and critics from all over the world. However, it still stands out as one of the most charming films of the year. This essay seeks to give a critically analysis of the film. Overview of the Film Exit Through the Gift Shop is a very interesting and unique film that tells of a story about an immigrant. The immigrant in this film is from Los Angeles, is obsessed with street art, and has a strange habit of carrying his camera all the time and taking pictures of all his surroundings. The big question is what is art? Is it possible to get a definite answer? Finding the answer to this question is as hard as climbing a hill which has different avenues of exploration. The exploration of these questions would only lead us back to other questions. This film helps lift the lid off the surface and tackle the question exposed by it. Exit Through the Gift Shop raises even more questions as the plot progresses. Was this movie a fiction or was it a real-life story? What was the idea behind filming of this movie? Was it to commercialize street art or bring people’s attention to the existence of street art? This only creates room for argument and compelling discussions on the various aspects of the film. In this film, the street art seems to carry more weight and importance than art in itself. Art is an avenue by which most artists get recognition and make a name for themselves. However, does the repeated posting of something form an expression of art? Does destroying a property to get artist recognition qualify as art? In this film, Bansky defends street art by suggesting that good art does not require spending money or that spending money does not make good art. According to the film, art is the creation of uniqueness out of simplicity. This is a very important aspect in the artistic world. However, does this mean that art created from expensive material is less artistic? This is because street artists destroy property and vandalize buildings in order to create a name for them. In this case, should there be a rule in the artistic world? This simply means that art allows the law to be broken in order to bring life through art.

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