Heavy Traffic Reviews
I love seeing NYC circa the 70's and the soundtrack is pretty great as well. I'm not sure what the story itself was supposed to "say" to us the viewer. We get the poor seedy underbelly of NYC...and that's about it. As an experimental film, it's interesting to watch with the live action and animation as Bakshi was such an innovator of that style, but it still didn't win me over.
I'll be watching "coonskin" next...it's got Scatman Crothers so it's gotta be better.
The pinball machine represents life as a game every phase of it using a new credit.
The violence in the film takes on a comical quality through the loose lunacy of the animated motion. Not a film for all tastes, sure, but looked upon in the timeframe of the society it's depicting makes for fascinating viewing.