In all seriousness though, I actually love to give gifts at Christmas. I find the giving exceedingly enjoyable and spoiling people at Christmas does seem like a rather simple and yet highly enjoyable thing to do. I am generally not the most demonstrative person in the world, I find social hugs and kisses a tad awkward and I am the last person to rush to comfort a person when they are upset. That doesn't mean that I don't care, I just kind of freeze up like a deer in headlights and tend to look at my feet awkwardly, shuffling around and hoping that someone with far better heart mending skills than me will arrive soon to restore order. But giving someone a gift, well I am all over that - it's a pretty packaged way of saying 'I think you're great' without having to gush or get touchy feely. Perfect!
So with the tinsel glittering, the lights flashing and the baubles shimmering, it is time to bust out my Christmas cards and make my list, problem is, that I don't really have anyone that I can cull, because everyone has been so kind to me this year. Which means that this could be a rather hexy Christmas if I continue to let my purse be demonstrative for me! Goddammit, being an emotional cripple does have it's down side.
Release Date: 2010
Rating: R 18+
Running Time: 87 mins
A documentary film by street artist Banksy that tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant with an obsession for street art and constantly filming his surroundings with a hand held camera. Through a series of interludes with modern underground street artists, Guetta manages to re-invent himself as 'Mr Brainwash' and launch one of the most successful and talked about art shows of modern time.
There was a great deal of controversy about how authentic this documentary was, but the whole 'possible hoax' idea really only added to it's overall popularity and interest.
The film contains footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairly, Invader and many of the most infamous graffiti artists at work, which is interesting in its own right without Guetta's input. Whether Guetta is really an artist or not remains to be seen, and in the ending montage Guetta insists that time will tell whether he is a real artist or not. Watch it for yourself and you be the judge.
FINAL SAY: I used to encourage everyone I knew to make art; I don't do that so much anymore.
3 Chili Peppers