History Headscratchers / WhoFramedRogerRabbit

10th Feb '17 5:04:02 PM E1craZ4life
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** I think what they're getting at is that Roger was losing himself over the idea that a human could entertain Jessica in the same way that Roger specialized in. It's worth noting that Acme is strongly implied to be turned on by playing pattycake, female Toons, or [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs playing pattycake with female Toons]]; the way he and Jessica appeared in the pictures Eddie took, they appeared to be having the time of their lives. Even if playing pattycake isn't Toon-speak for sex, Roger's mindset was that he wouldn't be able to live up to Acme's way of making Jessica smile or laugh.
10th Feb '17 4:55:56 PM E1craZ4life
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* Why are people so insistent that Patty Cake is the toon ''equivalent'' of sex? That was not my interpretation at all. Patty Cake could possibly be an internal thing between Roger and Jessica (kind of when a couple claim a song is theirs, because it reminds them of when they fell in love), and a trademark for their relationship. Seeing Jessica do such a personal and private thing with somebody else could be seen as a form of "cheating", but not of the sexual kind. Furthermore, one dialogue between Eddie and Jessica suggest they ''do'' have sex ("Better lover than a driver, huh?", "You better believe it, buster.") So it isn't a "human only" thing. Am I the only one who thinks this?

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* Why are people so insistent that Patty Cake is the toon ''equivalent'' of sex? That was not my interpretation at all. Patty Cake could possibly be an internal thing between Roger and Jessica (kind of when a couple claim a song is theirs, because it reminds them of when they fell in love), and a trademark for their relationship. Seeing Jessica do such a personal and private thing with somebody else could be seen as a form of "cheating", but not of the sexual kind. Furthermore, one dialogue between Eddie and Jessica suggest they ''do'' have sex ("Better lover than a driver, huh?", "You better believe it, buster.") So it isn't a "human only" thing. Am I the only one who thinks this?this?

* Do Toons have to worry about overpopulation? Since the only known way to kill a Toon was only recently discovered?
14th Jan '17 6:13:36 PM Xtifr
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* This movie takes place in 1947. When Doom asks the bar patrons if they've seen a toon Rabbit, Angelo makes a reference to {{Harvey}}, despite that movie not being released until 1950. Granted, it was a stage play in 1943, but Angelo doesn't seem like the theater-going type to me.

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* This movie takes place in 1947. When Doom asks the bar patrons if they've seen a toon Rabbit, Angelo makes a reference to {{Harvey}}, ''Film/{{Harvey}}'', despite that movie not being released until 1950. Granted, it was a stage play in 1943, but Angelo doesn't seem like the theater-going type to me.
6th Jan '17 8:27:58 PM nombretomado
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** Creator/StanleyKubrick was just like that. For example, he convinced George C Scott to do a ridiculous, over the top take in addition to a serious take while making ''DrStrangelove'', and [[BlatantLies promised him only the serious one would be used]] (Scott swore never to work with Kubrick again, but was impressed with the results); tortured Malcolm [=MacDowell=] while making ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' by making his character have a pet snake because [=MacDowell=] [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes was afraid of snakes]], despite it never coming up in the movie, mostly just ForTheLulz / ForTheEvulz (he also actually scratched his Cornea during filming during the Ludovico Technique, and Kubrick wouldn't stop filming because of [=MacDowell=]'s reactions); and emotionally abused/tortured Shelly Duvall and allegedly made Scatman Crothers cry from all the takes while making ''Film/TheShining'' (most of the scenes with JackNicholson are the twentieth takes, and he got tired while filming, so he amped up the insanity). He was a known perfectionist, which is why R Lee Ermey ad libbing pretty much all his lines in ''Film/FullMetalJacket'' is so impressive.

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** Creator/StanleyKubrick was just like that. For example, he convinced George C Scott to do a ridiculous, over the top take in addition to a serious take while making ''DrStrangelove'', and [[BlatantLies promised him only the serious one would be used]] (Scott swore never to work with Kubrick again, but was impressed with the results); tortured Malcolm [=MacDowell=] while making ''Film/AClockworkOrange'' by making his character have a pet snake because [=MacDowell=] [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes was afraid of snakes]], despite it never coming up in the movie, mostly just ForTheLulz / ForTheEvulz (he also actually scratched his Cornea during filming during the Ludovico Technique, and Kubrick wouldn't stop filming because of [=MacDowell=]'s reactions); and emotionally abused/tortured Shelly Duvall and allegedly made Scatman Crothers cry from all the takes while making ''Film/TheShining'' (most of the scenes with JackNicholson Creator/JackNicholson are the twentieth takes, and he got tired while filming, so he amped up the insanity). He was a known perfectionist, which is why R Lee Ermey ad libbing pretty much all his lines in ''Film/FullMetalJacket'' is so impressive.
2nd Dec '16 8:09:48 PM TomServo
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** Those kind of clothes were worn around the swimming pool or by dancers who were rehearsing, judging by photos and films of the era. Being in the movie business, she could have been doing either.
2nd Nov '16 4:54:25 PM nombretomado
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** A case of FridgeBrilliance - people seek out the books when they feel underwhelmed by the screen adaptation. This troper only became interested in reading HisDarkMaterials only after seeing the [[AdaptationDecay movie]] and feeling that there's should be so much more. Roger Rabbit was so awesome that people didn't care about the original source.

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** A case of FridgeBrilliance - people seek out the books when they feel underwhelmed by the screen adaptation. This troper only became interested in reading HisDarkMaterials Literature/HisDarkMaterials only after seeing the [[AdaptationDecay movie]] and feeling that there's should be so much more. Roger Rabbit was so awesome that people didn't care about the original source.
29th Oct '16 5:05:41 PM nombretomado
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* Hypothetically, how would HappyTreeFriends work in this universe? Are they a species of toon that get their guts and stuff torn out for the norm, but they can easily put them back in or something like that?
** Toons work on RuleOfFunny, so the HappyTreeFriends may be completely normal Toons, just specializing in humor based on blood and gore. It's not that hard to imagine that some later-generation Toons might decide that the old "anvil on the head" routine was old and tired and begin experimenting with edgier material.
** Some classic 20s and 30s cartoons were pretty cruel actually, Disney change that, but the HappyTreeFriends would be just fine among some old cartoons.

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* Hypothetically, how would HappyTreeFriends WebAnimation/HappyTreeFriends work in this universe? Are they a species of toon that get their guts and stuff torn out for the norm, but they can easily put them back in or something like that?
** Toons work on RuleOfFunny, so the HappyTreeFriends Happy Tree Friends may be completely normal Toons, just specializing in humor based on blood and gore. It's not that hard to imagine that some later-generation Toons might decide that the old "anvil on the head" routine was old and tired and begin experimenting with edgier material.
** Some classic 20s and 30s cartoons were pretty cruel actually, Disney change that, but the HappyTreeFriends Happy Tree Friends would be just fine among some old cartoons.
24th Oct '16 12:03:29 AM mcb359
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*** ''but you can't be tried for something you did before it became illegal'' This can and has happened...''"An ex post facto law is a law that retroactively changes the legal consequences (or status) of actions that were committed, or relationships that existed, before the enactment of the law. In criminal law, it may criminalize actions that were legal when committed..."''
13th Oct '16 8:07:11 AM MelancholyUtopia
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** R.K. Maroon was trying to blackmail Marvin Acme with the photos [[spoiler:and make him sign a deal with Cloverleaf]]. Apparently Acme didn't comply [[spoiler:(and that's the reason he was murdered)]], so Maroon does what any normal blackmailer would do: he makes good his threats and shows the photos to Roger. [[spoiler:Jessica states that the "patty-cake" was staged in order to frame Acme, who has a fetish for it.]]

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** R.K. Maroon was trying to blackmail Marvin Acme with the photos [[spoiler:and make him sign a deal with Cloverleaf]]. Apparently Acme didn't comply [[spoiler:(and that's the reason he was murdered)]], so Maroon does what any normal blackmailer would do: he makes good his threats and shows the photos to Roger. [[spoiler:Jessica states that the "patty-cake" was staged in order to frame Acme, who has a fetish for it.]]]]
* Why are people so insistent that Patty Cake is the toon ''equivalent'' of sex? That was not my interpretation at all. Patty Cake could possibly be an internal thing between Roger and Jessica (kind of when a couple claim a song is theirs, because it reminds them of when they fell in love), and a trademark for their relationship. Seeing Jessica do such a personal and private thing with somebody else could be seen as a form of "cheating", but not of the sexual kind. Furthermore, one dialogue between Eddie and Jessica suggest they ''do'' have sex ("Better lover than a driver, huh?", "You better believe it, buster.") So it isn't a "human only" thing. Am I the only one who thinks this?
12th Oct '16 6:34:29 PM E1craZ4life
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** You'll notice that [[spoiler:Doom's]] body isn't paper thin after being hit by the steamroller; it's maybe an inch thick. Seems like enough space for fake eyeballs to stay intact. As for how it would be possible to see while wearing them on your face, it's entirely possible that there are holes on the front and back, allowing the user to see through them like looking through the hole in a doughnut.
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