When it comes to documentaries, I'm always on the lookout for stuff I haven't seen yet. When I find something, I immediately add it on Netflix where there are currently 81 titles in my queue. The first film, Style Wars, was recommended in multiple comments on this post on The Documentary Blog. POPaganda was on list called F!ilms2CB4uDi3. I received them at the same time and watched them back-to-back, not knowing they'd have similar subject matter. Both are about outlaw artists. Style Wars was made in 1983 for PBS. It follows a number of prominent graffiti "writers" in New York City. I thought it was incredibly well-done. POPaganda is about Ron English, an renegade artist who made his mark by covering over billboards with his own take on advertising. They're both about people who are desperate to display their art to as wide an audience as they can and who will risk arrest to do it.
After watching these I noticed the similarities between what they were doing and what I'm doing with the blog. Granted, I'm not really risking much (other than a little dignity) and I'm not being as in-your-face about it as a graffiti artist, but I can relate to the desire to have people look at what you're doing. I have to admit, I get a kick out of looking at the StatCounter thing and seeing people from all over the globe finding my blog by searching for "Sandy Duncan's Glass Eye" or the "G0-Go Gophers". Also, like graffiti art, there is no guarantee that someone who sees my blog won't be offended, which I like.
Style Wars website (very cool!)