Thursday, 4 November 2010

Banksy Wins Grierson

Banksy's documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop (CLICK) won the most entertaining documentary prize at this year's Grierson Trust awards in London. Here you see the trophy after Banksy had finished spray-painting it. For those of you who are clueless about John Grierson (1898–1972) he was a pioneering Scottish documentary film maker and critic who coined the word "documentary" to describe non-fiction films. I still recall with affection his TV series This Wonderful World, which showed excerpts from outstanding documentaries. CLICK for his Wikipedia entry.


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