Good-by Elvis and USA

Good-bye Elvis and USA

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Synonyms: Good-bye Elvis and USA
Japanese: Good-by Elvis and USA
English: Good-bye Elvis and USA
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1971
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Source: Original
Genre: Avant GardeAvant Garde
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 7 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 3.051 (scored by 10391,039 users)
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Ranked: #132942
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Popularity: #11902
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A chaotic mixture of hand-drawn animation and magazine cut-outs appropriating American pop culture. With a soundtrack involving music and sounds played in reverse, iconography of war and pop culture are intercut or merged together with images of eroticism and consumption. The film screened at the 3rd Sogetsu Animation Festival 1971.

(Source: Collaborative Cataloging Japan)

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Jun 28, 2019
Keiichi Tanami had an interesting place in the pop art scene of the late 60s/early 70s (also known as the late 60s). Good-by Elvis and USA shows a thoughtful extravaganza of a world now under assault by images for the first time. His imagery is abstract, frenetic, and jarring, as a signifier toward the breakdown of celebrity as human, production as craft, and culture as organic. It's a fond farewell to the days of Elvis and his meaning as a human musician, and a look around at the image that the man had become.

If you're interested in psychedelic video, or artsy thought-pieces discussing the creation ...
Feb 27, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I'm just finished watching this and I am still trying to process what the hell I just watched. This is the most bizzare piece of anime or thing in general I've ever experienced and probably will ever experience. It has no consistency cutting abruptly from one surreal piece of image to the next. And almost having nothing to do with Elvis besides occasionally flashing his face. Music wise it consists of bizzare sounds that kinda fit with the almost nightmareish vibe of the whole thing. The art consist of pop art and cut outs of Elvis, americana, and bizzare erotica. Overall this is feels like ...
Nov 1, 2016
Overall a 1
subtitles are not needed for this. If you want to read why be prepared for a short rant.

Tanaami, Keiichi (creator of this slander filth)you hound dog! i would only imagine evil would agree with me on. In all fairness i played neutral with you on on your M.monroe referral but having seen this i see what you like to do. Go figure it is the only thing you are good at. (hang in says the weather forecaster. In coming heavy weather dead ahead!)

I see why you might want to slander elvis aside from his popular expansion in the American culture you are jealous ...

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