Banksy kept the most important element of Terry's work, which was a chaotic look at the world of street art, but also incorporated Terry's story which actually makes it more fascinating. "Trying to make a movie which truly conveys the raw thrill and expressive power of art is very difficult. So I haven’t bothered,” Banksy said. “Instead this is a simple everyday tale of life, longing and mindless vandalism.” But don't expect to get a good look at Bansky in the film; there are only glimpses of the artist from behind, with his head covered by a hoodie.
Bansky's work has mysteriously shown up on buildings in his hometown of Bristol, Israel's West Bank barrier and everywhere in between. So, it wasn't a surprise when he secretly left at least 10 pieces of art on buildings throughout Park City and Salt Lake City last week in honor of his film's debut. Most of the images are still intact, so if you're walking Main Street this week and see a random flower growing out of concrete or a mouse wearing 3D glasses, don't be alarmed, it's just Banksy's way of saying, "I Was Here."
· Sundance 2010: Banksy rocks festival with 'Gift Shop' [LA. Times]
· Banksy Makes His Film Debut [BBC]
· Street Art Coverage [Jaunted]
[Photo: Sian Elizabeth-Anne]