Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Banksy creates surprising anti-capitalist Simpsons intro
I wouldn't call this subversive, but the new Simpsons intro Banksy made takes a departure from the regular sequences which open the show.
It features dreary shots of weary Asians working on a production line. They make Simpsons merchandise in depressing sweatshop conditions.
The music is melancholic at best.
Does this glorify the anti-status quo messages in Banksy's art?
Is 20th Century Fox having a laugh at its own questionable production methods?
I think neither. But the intro has done what it was designed for - hitting 'refresh' on an oft-boring show by going a bit viral.