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Directors DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of RALPH BASHKI

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  1. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY - The Films of RALPH BASHKI

    Rank ‘em, rate ‘em, review ‘em or whatever.

    RALPH BASHKI

    Babe, He Calls Me (1997)
    Malcom and Melvin (1997)
    "Spicy City" (1997) TV Series
    Cool and the Crazy (1994) (TV)
    Cool World (1992)
    The Butter Battle Book (1989) (TV)
    ... aka Dr. Seuss' The Butter Battle Book (USA: complete title)
    Hound Town (1989) (TV)
    Imaging America (1989) (TV) (episode "This Ain't Bebop")
    This Ain't Bebop (1989) (TV)
    Christmas in Tattertown (1987) (TV)
    Fire and Ice (1983)
    Hey Good Lookin' (1982)
    American Pop (1981)
    The Lord of the Rings (1978)
    ... aka J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (USA: complete title)
    Wizards (1977)
    Coonskin (1975)
    ... aka Bustin' Out (UK: LD title)
    ... aka Streetfight
    Heavy Traffic (1973)
    Fritz the Cat (1972)
    The Big Freeze (1971)
    The Duster (1971)
    The Enlarger (1971)
    Martin Luther King, Jr. (1971)
    The Shocker (1970)
    The Proton Pulsator (1970)
    The Drifter (1970)
    The Ghost Monster (1970)
    The Toy Man (1969)
    The Frog (1969)
    The Stretcher (1969)
    The Fuz (1968)
    Mouse Trek (1968)
    The Mini Squirts (1968)
    Baron Von Go-Go (1967)
    Judo Kudos (1967)
    Loops and Swoops (1967)
    The Abominable Mountaineers (1967)
    Frozen Sparklers (1967)
    Bugged by a Bug (1967)
    Marvin Digs (1967)
    Fancy Plants (1967)
    Mr. Winlucky (1967)
    Traffic Trouble (1967)
    All Teed Off (1967)
    Dr. Rhinestone's Theory (1967)
    Which Is Witch? (1967)
    Give Me Liberty (1967)
    A Voodoo Spell (1967)
    It's for the Birds (1967)
    The Heat's Off (1967)
    The Famous Skyscraper (1966)
    Dreamnapping (1966)
    The Monster Master (1966)
    Scuba Duba Do (1966)
    Dr. Ha Ha (1966)
    The Third Musketeer (1965)
    Dress Reversal (1965)
    Don't Spill the Beans (1965)
    Gadmouse the Apprentice Good Fairy (1965)
     
  2. Jim_K

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    Ratings out of [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    RALPH BASHKI (1938 - )


    Babe, He Calls Me (1997)
    Malcom and Melvin (1997)
    Cool and the Crazy (1994)
    Cool World (1992) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Butter Battle Book (1989)
    Hound Town (1989)
    This Ain't Bebop (1989)
    Christmas in Tattertown (1987)
    Fire and Ice (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hey Good Lookin' (1982) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    American Pop (1981) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Lord of the Rings (1978) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Wizards (1977) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Coonskin (1975) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Heavy Traffic (1973) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Fritz the Cat (1972)
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    The Big Freeze (1971)
    The Duster (1971)
    The Enlarger (1971)
    Martin Luther King, Jr. (1971)
    The Shocker (1970)
    The Proton Pulsator (1970)
    The Drifter (1970)
    The Ghost Monster (1970)
    The Toy Man (1969)
    The Frog (1969)
    The Stretcher (1969)
    The Fuz (1968)
    Mouse Trek (1968)
    The Mini Squirts (1968)
    Baron Von Go-Go (1967)
    Judo Kudos (1967)
    Loops and Swoops (1967)
    The Abominable Mountaineers (1967)
    Frozen Sparklers (1967)
    Bugged by a Bug (1967)
    Marvin Digs (1967)
    Fancy Plants (1967)
    Mr. Winlucky (1967)
    Traffic Trouble (1967)
    All Teed Off (1967)
    Dr. Rhinestone's Theory (1967)
    Which Is Witch? (1967)
    Give Me Liberty (1967)
    A Voodoo Spell (1967)
    It's for the Birds (1967)
    The Heat's Off (1967)
    The Famous Skyscraper (1966)
    Dreamnapping (1966)
    The Monster Master (1966)
    Scuba Duba Do (1966)
    Dr. Ha Ha (1966)
    The Third Musketeer (1965)
    Dress Reversal (1965)
    Don't Spill the Beans (1965)
    Gadmouse the Apprentice Good Fairy (1965)
     
  3. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Just American Pop, Heavy Traffic and Fritz the Cat. Pretty sure I saw LOTR back in the day.
     
  4. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Not sure which of these I've seen for sure. Definitely Lord of the Rings, which was great to have for it's day, but never got finished, and is certainly superfulous now. Probably/possibly seen:

    Cool World (1992)
    American Pop (1981)
    Wizards (1977)
    Heavy Traffic (1973)
     
  5. Steve Christou

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    Cool World (1992) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Fire and Ice (1983) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    American Pop (1981) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Lord of the Rings (1978) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Wizards (1977) [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Heavy Traffic (1973) [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Fritz the Cat (1972)
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    I saw Bakshi's Lord of the Rings a number of times at the cinema on original release, absolutely loved it, fantastic use of rotoscope, and was greatly disappointed he never got round to finishing the story.
    Fire and Ice had even better roto-animation, a Frank Frazetta painting in motion, also looking forward to the upcoming SE. [​IMG]

    Rankings

    1)Lord of the Rings (1978)
    2)Fire and Ice
    3)Wizards
    4)Fritz the Cat
    5)American Pop


    Average Rating 3.2 out of 5
     
  6. Bill McA

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    Rated from [​IMG] to [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Titles in RED
    are theatrical screenings

    Ralph Bakshi
    Oct 29, 1938 -
    Malcolm and Melvin (1997)
    Babe, He Calls Me (1997)
    Malcom and Melvin (1997)
    Cool and the Crazy (1994) (TV)
    Cool World (1992) [​IMG][​IMG]
    The Butter Battle Book (1989) (TV)
    Hound Town (1989) (TV)
    This Ain't Bebop (1989) (TV)
    Christmas in Tattertown (1987) (TV)
    Fire and Ice (1983) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Hey Good Lookin' (1982) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    American Pop (1981) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Lord of the Rings (1978) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    Wizards (1977) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the Blu)
    Coonskin (1975) [​IMG][​IMG]
    Heavy Traffic (1973) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    Fritz the Cat (1972) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] (Own the DVD)
    The Big Freeze (1971)
    The Duster (1971)
    The Enlarger (1971)
    Martin Luther King, Jr. (1971)
    The Shocker (1970)
    The Proton Pulsator (1970)
    The Drifter (1970)
    The Ghost Monster (1970)
    The Toy Man (1969)
    The Frog (1969)
    The Stretcher (1969)
    The Fuz (1968)
    Mouse Trek (1968)
    The Mini Squirts (1968)
    Baron Von Go-Go (1967)
    Judo Kudos (1967)
    Loops and Swoops (1967)
    The Abominable Mountaineers (1967)
    Frozen Sparklers (1967)
    Bugged by a Bug (1967)
    Marvin Digs (1967)
    Fancy Plants (1967)
    Mr. Winlucky (1967)
    Traffic Trouble (1967)
    All Teed Off (1967)
    Dr. Rhinestone's Theory (1967)
    Which Is Witch? (1967)
    Give Me Liberty (1967)
    A Voodoo Spell (1967)
    It's for the Birds (1967)
    The Heat's Off (1967)
    The Famous Skyscraper (1966)
    Dreamnapping (1966)
    The Monster Master (1966)
    Scuba Duba Do (1966)
    Dr. Ha Ha (1966)
    The Third Musketeer (1965)
    Dress Reversal (1965)
    Don't Spill the Beans (1965)
    Gadmouse the Apprentice Good Fairy (1965)


    Seen 9
    Own 6
     
  7. Brook K

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    1. American Pop - A- (I think this is mostly a fantastic celebration of American music but following up a sizzling number like Janis Joplin's "Summertime" with "Night Moves" is anti-climatic to say the least)
    2. The Lord of the Rings - B

    3. Fire & Ice - B-
    4. Fritz the Cat - B- (seen on film)

    Own: 0

    Would like to see more of his work, particularly Wizards and Coonskin.
     
  8. Jim_K

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    Updated Master list...............................
     
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    Updated Master list...............................
     
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    American Pop (1981) - 4/10
    Fritz the Cat (1972) - 3/10
    Cool World (1992) - 2/10


    Ugh.
     
  11. Mario Gauci

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    In order of merit:


    1.Fritz the Cat (1972) ***
    2.Heavy Traffic (1973) ***
    3.American Pop (1981) ***
    4.Fire and Ice (1983) ***
    5.The Lord of the Rings (1978) **1/2
    6.Cool World (1992) **


    I'm interested in watching his other feature films from the 1970s and early 80s.
     
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    Heavy Traffic's my favorite movie of Bakshi's, as well the director's own favorite as well, in addition to being a favorite of many of the fans. What didn't you like about it? Traffic, Fritz, Hey Good Lookin' and Coonskin are, in my opinion, Bakshi's best movies.

    I'm surprised you even ranked Cool World over Traffic - everyone, including Bakshi himself has called Cool World a piece of shit. The studio stole it from him, ruined the story and screenplay, made all the wrong casting decisions (Brad Pitt was originally Jack Deebs, for instance, and Bakshi wanted Drew Barrymore to play Holli Would, who was originally named Debbie Dallas).

    I'm pretty surprised at the overall lack of response towards Bakshi's earliest films here. I thought that they would be getting rave reviews. Anyway, here's my ranking --

    Heavy Traffic (1973) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Coonskin (1975) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Hey Good Lookin' (1982) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Fritz the Cat (1972) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    American Pop (1981) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Cool and the Crazy (1994) (TV) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    The Lord of the Rings (1978) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Wizards (1977) [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Cool World (1992) [​IMG] (for the animation. Everything else sucks. Thanks, Paramount.)
    Fire and Ice (1983) - still haven't gotten around to seeing it yet.
     
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    Wizards (1977) - 8/10 - a blind DVD buy. Very happy with it. Trippy!

    Heavy Traffic (1973) - 8/10
    Cool World (1992) - Been a long time. I don't remember liking it at all. Roger Rabbit wannabe.

    Ones I want to see:
    Hey Good Lookin' (1982)

    American Pop (1981) - high on my list 2 see. I may blind buy.
    Fritz the Cat (1972) - high on my list 2 see. I may blind buy.
    Fire and Ice (1983) - high on my list 2 see. I'll blind buy it.
    The Lord of the Rings (1978)
    ... aka J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings (USA: complete title)

    If I can find others on the list I'd love to see them as well. This kind of animation is a trip. I recently saw the similarly rotoscoped Starchaser for the first time in about 20 years. It didn't age so well. Not terrible, but not too good either.
     
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    Dunno, maybe I was unprepared for the stark realism and downbeat tone or I was in a foul mood. But I think the overall story just didn't appeal to me.
     
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    Deleted Post.
     
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    Updated Post #11 with COOL WORLD (1992).
     
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    Update:


    Coonskin (1975)
     
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    Updated: Fire & Ice - B- I'm sure I would have liked this more if I was seeing it for the 1st time when I was 12.
     

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