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2nd Jul '17 2:03:53 PM Robacker
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* HeartwarmingMoment:

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* HeartwarmingMoment:HeartwarmingMoment:to start when Zalmie buys his mother a banana. With his hard-earned penny.
2nd Jul '17 2:01:26 PM Robacker
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**-->'''Tony''':It belonged to my father... his name was Benny Belitski [[spoiler: I never knew him]] supposed ta' be some kinda genius or somethin'. Maybe you take after him.
2nd Jul '17 1:53:22 PM Robacker
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: "Why the hell do you thing?" [[spoiler:said by preteen Little Pete when Tony asks why, if LittePete didn't trust Tony, now a heroin addict, stayed with him.Tony says it back moments later upon realizing he's not helping Little Pete and gives him Benny's harmonica]].

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: "Why the hell do you thing?" [[spoiler:said think?" said by preteen Little Pete when Tony asks why, if LittePete Litte Pete didn't trust Tony, now [[spoiler:now a heroin addict, addict,]] stayed with him.him, [[spoiler:because he is Pete's father.Tony says it back moments later upon realizing he's not helping Little Pete and gives him Benny's harmonica]].harmonica as a family heirloom]].
2nd Jul '17 1:50:26 PM Robacker
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: "Why the hell do you thing?" [[Spoiler:said by preteen Little Pete when Tony asks why, if LittePete didn't trust Tony, now a heroin addict, stayed with him.Tony says it back moments later upon realizing he's not helping Little Pete and gives him Benny's harmonica]].

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: "Why the hell do you thing?" [[Spoiler:said [[spoiler:said by preteen Little Pete when Tony asks why, if LittePete didn't trust Tony, now a heroin addict, stayed with him.Tony says it back moments later upon realizing he's not helping Little Pete and gives him Benny's harmonica]].
2nd Jul '17 1:49:19 PM Robacker
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* Armor-PiercingQuestion: "Why the hell do you thing?" [[Spoiler: said by preteen Little Pete when Tony asks why, if LittePete didn't trust Tony, now a heroin addict, stayed with him. And Tony says it back moments later upon realizing he's not helping Little Pete and gives him Benny's harmonica]]

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* Armor-PiercingQuestion: ArmorPiercingQuestion: "Why the hell do you thing?" [[Spoiler: said [[Spoiler:said by preteen Little Pete when Tony asks why, if LittePete didn't trust Tony, now a heroin addict, stayed with him. And him.Tony says it back moments later upon realizing he's not helping Little Pete and gives him Benny's harmonica]]harmonica]].
2nd Jul '17 1:47:17 PM Robacker
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*Armor-PiercingQuestion: "Why the hell do you thing?" [[Spoiler: said by preteen Little Pete when Tony asks why, if LittePete didn't trust Tony, now a heroin addict, stayed with him. And Tony says it back moments later upon realizing he's not helping Little Pete and gives him Benny's harmonica]]
30th Apr '17 11:57:22 PM NWolfman
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* 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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* 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.[[note]]This is the only sympathetic portrayal of organized crime in a Bakshi movie, after multiple films in which they're depicted as thuggish morons.[[/note]]
22nd Feb '17 3:57:53 PM HiddenWindshield
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* IJustKnew: Tony, upon seeing little Pete for the first time knew exactly who he was. [[spoiler:his illegitimate son from a one night stand with a blond, blue eyed waitress years ago in Kansas]]

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* IJustKnew: Tony, upon seeing little Pete for the first time knew exactly who he was. was: [[spoiler:his illegitimate son from a one night stand with a blond, blue eyed waitress years ago in Kansas]]Kansas]].
4th Feb '17 9:41:31 PM Xtifr
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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, 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.

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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, GeorgeGershwin, Music/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.
15th Jun '16 7:09:31 AM Mdumas43073
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[[PlayingAgainstType A fairly realistically grounded drama]] from Creator/RalphBakshi, [[HeAlsoDid the maker]] of ''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat'', ''WesternAnimation/HeavyTraffic'' and the animated ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''American Pop'' focuses on the lineage of a family closely involved with the history of American popular music, from Swing and {{Jazz}} to {{Pop}}, Rock and [[PunkRock Punk]]. Though it's a different type of story than those that Bakshi is usually associated with (street dramas and fantasy films), it does exemplify Bakshi's unique vision for animation as a medium that could be used to tell any story, and in making a mature drama aimed at adult audiences, ''American Pop'' definitely breaks away from the perception that AllAnimationIsDisney. To this end, Bakshi was successful in making a film that can be appreciated by any viewer, not just those that are typically fans of animation.

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A fairly realistically grounded drama]] 1981 animated film from Creator/RalphBakshi, [[HeAlsoDid the maker]] of ''WesternAnimation/FritzTheCat'', ''WesternAnimation/HeavyTraffic'' and the animated ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings'', ''WesternAnimation/TheLordOfTheRings''.

In contrast to most Bakshi works,
''American Pop'' is a [[PlayingAgainstType fairly realistically grounded drama]] that focuses on the lineage of a family closely involved with the history of American popular music, from Swing and {{Jazz}} to {{Pop}}, Rock and [[PunkRock Punk]]. Though it's a different type of story than those that Bakshi is usually associated with (street dramas and fantasy films), it does exemplify Bakshi's unique vision for animation as a medium that could be used to tell any story, and in making a mature drama aimed at adult audiences, ''American Pop'' definitely breaks away from the perception that AllAnimationIsDisney. To this end, Bakshi was successful in making a film that can be appreciated by any viewer, not just those that are typically fans of animation.
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