Monday, December 7, 2009

Movie of the Week - Who Framed Roger Rabbit

This week’s movie is Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).

Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a film-noir like detective story with a twist, the client is a cartoon rabbit. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis (maybe his best with Back to the Future) and produced by Steven Spielberg. The film creates a fun world, one in which there is another section of LA, Toontown, where Disney and Warner Bros. (Looney Tunes) animated characters all live in a wacky city. The film is great do to the silly yet sincere interaction of Roger Rabbit and Bob Hoskins’ detective Eddie Valiant. The film also works well as it uses the noir detective genre to structure the story and employs suspense, action and emotion quite well for a film that has live-action actors interacting with animated ones (in the 80’s no less). Seeing the toons interact both in their world and ours is also one of the treats of this film, highlighted in many fantastic scenes, good dialog and extravagate characters (love Christopher Lloyd’s Judge Doom). This is one for the whole family as all ages will find something to enjoy. The film stars: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy and the voice work of Charles Fleischer and Kathleen Turner.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit [DVD]

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