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7th Dec '15 9:00:38 AM saltin
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* PunchClockVillain: The montage of Pete dealing drugs makes it pretty clear that he's only doing it because it's his only means of livelihood and that he'd much rather be playing music.

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* PunchClockVillain: The montage of Pete dealing drugs makes it pretty clear that he's only doing it selling cocaine because it's his only means of livelihood and that he'd much rather be playing music.
6th Dec '15 8:19:13 PM saltin
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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll

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* SexDrugsAndRockAndRollSexDrugsAndRockAndRoll: The protagonists often get in trouble with the first two while trying to get at the third. Tellingly, Pete, who is all about the music, is the only one that manages to triumph as a musician.
6th Dec '15 7:52:57 PM saltin
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* AntiHero: The members of the immigrant family get steadily less heroic and admirable as the generations pass. Pete being the only one that manages to achieve genuine musical stardom is partially due to the fact that the failures of his forefathers made it so that he had nothing left to lose.


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* PunchClockVillain: The montage of Pete dealing drugs makes it pretty clear that he's only doing it because it's his only means of livelihood and that he'd much rather be playing music.
16th Oct '15 3:11:57 PM nombretomado
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** Tony has shades of [[PinkFloyd Syd Barrett]]. In one scene, while the band is rehearsing, he is seen sitting in a closet writing lyrics (quirky lyrics were Barrett's specialty). Then there's his mental deterioration from drug use starting with that one bad trip. Finally, his vanishing act altogether.

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** Tony has shades of [[PinkFloyd [[Music/PinkFloyd Syd Barrett]]. In one scene, while the band is rehearsing, he is seen sitting in a closet writing lyrics (quirky lyrics were Barrett's specialty). Then there's his mental deterioration from drug use starting with that one bad trip. Finally, his vanishing act altogether.
13th Feb '15 5:57:14 AM NWolfman
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* JiveTurkey: Tony shows signs of this.
7th Oct '14 2:29:55 PM JohnnyLurg
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You might recognize several scenes from this film via Music/KanyeWest's music video "Heartless", which copied this film and its [[{{Rotoscoping}} Rotoscoped]] animation as a tribute. The film itself contains a [[Awesome/{{Music}} Crowning Soundtrack Of Awesome]], with songs by Music/JanisJoplin, Music/TheDoors, George Gershwin, Music/HerbieHancock, The Mamas & the Papas, Music/LouReed, Louis Prima, Music/PatBenatar and Music/JimiHendrix. Not to mention, Music/BobDylan songs are portrayed within the context of the story as being written by one of the main characters. ''American Pop'' is one of Bakshi's most acclaimed films as the result of its mature story, and its use of music.

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You might recognize several scenes from this film via Music/KanyeWest's music video "Heartless", which copied this film and its [[{{Rotoscoping}} Rotoscoped]] animation as a tribute. The film itself contains a [[Awesome/{{Music}} Crowning Soundtrack Of Awesome]], with songs by Music/JanisJoplin, Music/TheDoors, George Gershwin, GeorgeGershwin, Music/HerbieHancock, The Mamas & the Papas, Music/LouReed, Louis Prima, Music/PatBenatar and Music/JimiHendrix. Not to mention, Music/BobDylan songs are portrayed within the context of the story as being written by one of the main characters. ''American Pop'' is one of Bakshi's most acclaimed films as the result of its mature story, and its use of music.
1st Sep '14 1:38:43 PM ESDTGUJFVT
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1st Sep '14 1:12:54 PM morenohijazo
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!''American Pop'' provides examples of the following tropes:

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!''American !!''American Pop'' provides examples of the following tropes:


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* CasualCarGiveaway: Tony takes his family's car as far away from New York as he can. Once he gets to California, he leaves it to the many hitchhikers he picked up along the way--then, at the last second, he tells them it's stolen, scaring most of them away.
5th Mar '14 6:57:18 AM Schroeder
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** Tony has shades of [[PinkFloyd Syd Barrett]]. In one scene, while the band is rehearsing, he is seen sitting in a closet writing lyrics (quirky lyrics was Barrett's specialty). Then there's his mental deterioration from drug use starting with that one bad trip. Finally, his vanishing act altogether.
* GenericEthnicCrimeGang - it's not specifically stated what ethnicity most of the gangsters in this film are. Except for Zalmie, who's a Russian Jewish Immigrant. Being that the crime boss' last name is "Palumbo", it could be TheMafia, though the entire gang is not specifically Italian, and might be a mixed gang.

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** Tony has shades of [[PinkFloyd Syd Barrett]]. In one scene, while the band is rehearsing, he is seen sitting in a closet writing lyrics (quirky lyrics was were Barrett's specialty). Then there's his mental deterioration from drug use starting with that one bad trip. Finally, his vanishing act altogether.
* GenericEthnicCrimeGang - it's It's not specifically stated what ethnicity most of the gangsters in this film are. Except for Zalmie, who's a Russian Jewish Immigrant. Being that the crime boss' last name is "Palumbo", it could be TheMafia, though the entire gang is not specifically Italian, and might be a mixed gang.



* HookerWithAHeartOfGold - a ''stripper'' with a heart of gold, Bella, whom Zalmie marries and fathers a child with.

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* HookerWithAHeartOfGold - a A ''stripper'' with a heart of gold, Bella, whom Zalmie marries and fathers a child with.



* LongSongShortScene - looking for that awesome, piano-based alternate version of "[[Music/BobSeger Night Moves]]" (as opposed to the album version, which had more prominent guitars instead)? Yeah, you're not going to find it outside of this movie. It's not on the soundtrack album, and it was never released on any of Bob Seger's albums.
* {{Rotoscoping}} - most of the film is this.

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* LongSongShortScene - looking Looking for that awesome, piano-based alternate version of "[[Music/BobSeger Night Moves]]" (as opposed to the album version, which had more prominent guitars instead)? Yeah, you're not going to find it outside of this movie. It's not on the soundtrack album, and it was never released on any of Bob Seger's albums.
* {{Rotoscoping}} - most Most of the film is this.
5th Mar '14 6:55:20 AM Schroeder
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** Tony has shades of [[PinkFloyd Syd Barrett]]. In one scene, while the band is rehearsing, he is sseen sitting in a closet writing lyrics (quirky lyrics was Barrett's specialty). Then there's his mental deterioration from drug use starting with that one bad trip. Finally, his vanishing act altogether.

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** Tony has shades of [[PinkFloyd Syd Barrett]]. In one scene, while the band is rehearsing, he is sseen seen sitting in a closet writing lyrics (quirky lyrics was Barrett's specialty). Then there's his mental deterioration from drug use starting with that one bad trip. Finally, his vanishing act altogether.
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