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(Jul 06, 2010)
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The Sophisticated Misfit is a long-awaited must-have for fans of the artist Shag and Tiki culture alike. This documentary traces the artist's roots growing up in Hawaii, his artistic journey in college, his early work designing album covers, to his modern
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The film gives the viewer a look into Shag's personal life, offering interviews with family members, artistic influences, collectors and fans. It even shows Shag creating new art in his at-home studio! The special features on this film are amazing as it includes a silk-screening demonstration of one of Shag's most recognizable prints entitled "Well Hung". It also includes a tour of Paul Frank's workshop, which is great as Shag often collaborates with him.
The soundtrack to the film matches the subject matter perfectly by including the music of modern musicians such as the Tiki Tones, the Dynatones and Clouseaux. This film is great for those who are fans of Shag as well as those who want to start learning about this truly creative artist!
Shag's works celebrate consumerism and consumption through sharp colors, interesting characters and well-thought-out surroundings and scenarios. We see characters drinking, smoking, eating and looking good in his paintings - but this documentary allows us to understand Shag's message behind these portrayals. It allows us to understand that Shag wants the viewers to create their own stories rather than let him tell the stories for them.
This documentary allows the viewer to see Shag as a narrator as well as an artist. His interviews as well as his on-screen creation makes for an extremely special experience. Not only do we get to see the final works of art, but we get to see how they came into fruition and what Shag wanted their overall messages to be.
The subject matter as well as the music come together to make an extremely interesting film for everyone - whether they already know about or if they are just being introduced to him!
The very worst crime of all which I've been talking about for around a decade since I first saw it is that in creating a graphic to explain how Shag got his name from Josh Agle (jo-SH AG-le) he uses COMIC SANS font. I am not joking. Comic Sans is a disgraced typeface and the mark of bad taste for average people, let alone people with specific, snobby taste like Shag fans. That alone should tell you that Shag's story is told by an idiot.