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American Pop (1981)

Directed by


Starring (View all)
Fredd Wayne Fredd Wayne
Seven roles
Helen Morgan Helen Morgan
Singer in Raided Nightclub
Doug Lee Doug Lee
Announcers - various
Ralph Bakshi Ralph Bakshi
Piano Player
Chuck Mitchell Chuck Mitchell
Doorkeeper
Chester Hayes Chester Hayes
Organ Grinder
Lee Ving Lee Ving
Punk Rocker
Robert Beecher Robert Beecher
Hobo #2


Written by
Ronni Kern Ronni Kern
(written by)


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American Pop

13 years, 1 month ago at Sep 13 0:04
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This being my third venture into Bakshi's work, and the first non-fantasy film that I have watched, I have to say that his style is growing on me. There is something in his use of rotoscoping coupled with more adult themes and storylines that I find interesting. His characters are at times grotesquely real, especially in American Pop.

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The story of four generations of a Russian Jewish immigrant family of musicians whose careers parallel the history of American popular music in the 20th century.
Release date: 13 February 1981
UPC: 043396195998
Tags: Animation (5), Drama (3), Musical (3), 1981 (2), (2), War (2), Music (2), Historical (2), Drugs (2), Rotoscoping (1), Cross-Cultural (1), Sort (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), SnP (1), HQ (1), 1980s (1), City (1), Animated (1), Good Soundtrack (1)
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"A simple story about the legacy of a Russian immigrant as the traditional American values of imperialist violence and narcotics destroy it. Bakshi is making it though, and it's a musical, so it's an absolute treat for the eyes and ears. I love that 80% of male faces make me think that Robert Z'Dar must have had a hell of a paycheck with rotoscope acting for this movie. Though I would be remiss to give it many points for being a touching story (it was kind of worn out when it came out), definitel"


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