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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Bakshi on Truth

Ralph Bakshi<

All directors and writers lie. They make movies about lying. They try to tame the masses. They write about what they think will make money. They are writing to entertain people in theaters. They are not writing about what they really feel. I never thought in those terms. I just wanted to write about what I thought was right. Pandering to an audience never entered my mind. I was not sitting there thinking about who is sitting in the theaters watching my picture. My whole attitude has been, “I hope you like my picture. I really want you to like my picture. But, if you don’t, I don’t give a shit.” I did lie to the motion picture companies about what the pictures were about. I told the studios that Heavy Traffic would be another Fritz the Cat. My sell for the movie companies was nothing like the end result. I didn’t mind if I didn’t tell the truth to the motion picture companies. – Ralph Bakshi

Bakshi in the Brooklyn Rail

Happy Birthday, Ralph!

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Bakshi’s Last Days of Coney Island Kickstarter

Ralph Bakshi is conducting a Kickstarter campaign to create a series of shorts called “Last Days of Coney Island”. Check it out!

Bakshi’s Last Days of Coney Island Kickstarter page

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ralphbakshi/last-days-of-coney-island-0

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