Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
I love that Robert Zemeckis has found a level of creative freedom with Performance Capture that he’s never been able to achieve before, but there’s some spark that is missing with that perfection, an intangible element that can only be created by conflict and problem-solving, that isn’t captured when you have the ability to spend years putting the camera wherever you want in a virtual world.
Looking behind the scenes of WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT really puts this observation into perfect clarity… In everything I’ve seen from the making of this movie, more than almost any other movie off the top of my head, a level of high creativity was required to get this film to work at all. Some of the solutions are high tech, like a puppet flattened Doom character, and some are low-tech like today’s pic.
I see far more innovation and creativity on display in Roger Rabbit, a film that is now 22 years old, than anything Zemeckis has done since. And that kind of makes me a little sad.
Here’s hoping that if Zemeckis gets going on Roger Rabbit 2 after Yellow Submarine that he goes back to some live-action filmmaking. Everything he has said so far leads me to believe that’s the route, with Roger staying a 2-D cartoon and all that. There’s a lot of potential in a sequel, although as much as I’d like to see, like, Pixar characters and the like mixing with vintage toons I’d hate to leave that great noir-y time period set up in the first film.
Anyway, here’s the shot of Bob Hoskins being awesome even with another man’s hands up his shirt! Click for a bigger version! Enjoy!
Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic is filmin’ midgets!