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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Heavy Traffic (1973)







Starring:

  • Joseph Kaufmann
  • Beverly Hope Atkinson
  • Frank DeKova
  • Terri Haven


IMDb.com
An animated feature which begins, ends and occasionally combines with, live-action filmed on location. A white dropout struggles to create comics and animated films, drawing inspiration from the harsh, gritty world around him. Still sharing his run-down apartment with his middle-aged parents, an oafish slob of an Italian father and a ditzy nut-case of a Jewish mother, he is ridiculed and looked down upon by his friends, hypocrites who run with violent gangs and the Italian Mafia, and a shallow Black girl who makes her living downtown with the pimps and pushers. This cartoonist gets a chance to pitch a film idea to a movie mogul, but the story proves too outrageous: a far-future Earth, destroyed by war and pollution, where a mutant anti-hero challenges and kills God. Complications ensue when the cartoonist's parents react in irrational ways to his various involvements.


Link to soundtrack review
Ed Bogas & Ray Shanklin - Fritz The Cat & Heavy Traffic

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