Episode 42: Ralph Bakshi

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Troy Anderson joins us to talk about our very first animated filmmaker, the audacious and highly original Ralph Bakshi. We mainly focus on his adaptation of THE LORD OF THE RINGS as well as his unique look back at American history with AMERICAN POP, but we definitely touch upon some more of his lesser known work as well.  Towards the end, we realize that a 2nd episode may come into fruition in the future simply because there's a lot to be said about this incredibly unique artist.  In addition, Jim had time to take a stroll with Mike Birbiglia's rather charming SLEEPWALK WITH ME, Troy discusses BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS PART ONE and SWEET KILL, while Patrick takes a look at an animated short entitled DISKJOCKEY, which is linked in the show notes.

In a couple weeks we will be talking with Damon Houx about the great Wong Kar-Wai.  The two films we will be focusing on CHUNGKING EXPRESS and IN THE MOOD OF LOVE so feel free to watch them before the show and send us your thoughts.  Please be sure to leave us a voicemail to play on the show at 224-366-9528. If you’re a movie blogger/podcaster and would like a guest spot on the show to talk about a filmmaker whose work you admire. Thanks again for listening and be sure to check out our updated upcoming schedule in the sidebar to see which directors we’ll be talking about soon! Questions are always welcome via email: directorsclubpodcast@gmail.com