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Bomb It (2007)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 25 April 2008 (USA)
Tells the story of contemporary graffiti, tracing its roots in ancient rock paintings through Picasso to its place in hip-hop culture in 1970's New York City.

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Jon Reiss
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Credited cast:
Cope 2 Cope 2 ... Himself
Kid Acne Kid Acne ... Himself
Antonio Antonio ... Himself
Arofish Arofish ... Himself
Augor Augor ... Himself
Simon Baxter Simon Baxter ... Himself
Bel-Kia Bel-Kia ... Himself
Asher Benrubi Asher Benrubi ... Himself (as Smash)
Tats Cru Bio Tats Cru Bio ... Himself
Stefano E. Bloch Stefano E. Bloch ... Himself
Bob Bob ... Himself
Chaz Bojorquez Chaz Bojorquez ... Himself
Boleta Boleta ... Himself
Chris Broms Chris Broms ... Himself
Juan Zedou Bucrea Juan Zedou Bucrea ... Himself
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Tells the story of contemporary graffiti, tracing its roots in ancient rock paintings through Picasso to its place in hip-hop culture in 1970's New York City.

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25 April 2008 (USA) See more »

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Hromatise to! See more »

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The movie features a section about the history of painting graffiti on trains. The scene opens with a 3D animation of two beautiful cgi Krylon cans moving dynamically between two painted up trains speeding towards the camera. Well, the big "Secret Easter Egg" in this scene is that it was designed and animated by Beau DeSilva, an LA artist and graffiti writer who managed to slip in his own graffiti into the movie's epic scene. Look closely at the graffiti on the trains speeding by and all of the graffiti are pieces created by Beau DeSilva (SKOE) and his buddy Jon Hyman (DWELL). Although Beau DeSilva and his friend were not featured artists in the documentary, both Beau DeSilva and Jon Hyman, two very talented graffiti writers, have their graffiti pieces immortalized in the most dynamic, CGI heavy scene in the entire movie! See more »

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The Vidiot Reviews
22 July 2013 | by capone666See all my reviews

Bomb It

To protect priceless paintings from thieves we should transfer them onto immovable objects.

Oh, wait, street artists, like the ones in this documentary, already do that.

Beginning with a man named Cornbread, who in 1967 spray-painted his moniker around Philadelphia, tagging became a craze in urban areas across America.

Considering themselves soldiers in an emotional, an artistic and a territorial war, faceless artists, like TAKI 183, Os Gêmeos, Terrible T-KID 170, Obey creator Shepard Fairey, and rapper KRS-One, descended upon their respected cities, bombing their neighbourhood with their nicknames creatively rendered with aerosol cans.

As the movement spread to other countries, its self-aggrandizing origins were repurposed for political protest and government sanctioned public art.

From subway walls, to Paris runways, to Hip Hop culture, Bomb It recounts the evolution of this controversial art form that begot a renaissance.

Incidentally, until now, I thought building graffiti was just the architect's autograph.

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