Friday, September 21, 2012
Today at the animation fest saw another Ralph Bakshi classic, Heavy Traffic. Like Coonskin, and most everything else that Bakshi worked on, it's filled with offensive events and unlikeable characters and arguably racist turns. As I said just yesterday, I am none-the-less a bit fascinated with his filmography. Not for everyone, but the same could be said for a lot of stuff in many art galleries and photography filled coffee table books. I\m quite thankful to have events like the animation fest that showcase rarely seen theatrical presentations such as Heavy Traffic. We need Ralph Bakshi's in the animation world, if not we might blink and all of a sudden have nothing but such high concept cinematic work as Care Bear movies.