Last week I talked about how Robert Zemeckis has changed to all digital films like Mars Needs Moms since Who Framed Roger Rabbit? I thought it would be appropriate to discuss the greatness of that film, to show how much things have changed.
If you are not familiar with Roger Rabbit, you should stop reading this now and go watch it. The film, released in 1988, was a revolutionary piece of work. The story tracks Eddie Valiant, a private detective in Los Angeles during the 1940s, who is hired to find out whether a famous cartoon character’s wife is cheating on him. As per most detective stories, Valiant ends up in a far different case with murder, treachery and politics involved. The twist is that the whole story deals with the world of animated characters and how they interact with humans as normal parts of the real world, including the title character, Roger Rabbit.
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When the weather starts getting cold and Thanksgiving is in the rear view mirror, I start planning for Christmas films. Don’t get me wrong, before then I do my shopping and break out the music, but the movies don’t start until Black Friday. This year, I returned home from Thanksgiving and popped in Disney’s big holiday film of last year, A Christmas Carol.
To answer the first question most people ask when they find out about this movie, I’m not entirely sure why there needed to be another version of the classic Dickens story. To my mind, the Muppet version is the perfect one, but that’s a story for another time. In this instance, it’s Hollywood hit maker Robert Zemeckis (Back To The Future, Forrest Gump) and star Jim Carrey that try their hand at a story that’s been adapted dozens of times before.
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