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RIP Richard Williams

The chief animator and creator of Roger Rabbit has died.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/aug/17/richard-williams-acclaimed-animator-who-created-roger-r...

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R.I.P Richard. heart

What a brilliant film that was.

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Re: RIP Richard Williams

Not a name I knew and I've never seen the film but RIP.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a brilliant film ... made when CGI was in its infancy ie mixing human beings with cartoons ... Bob Hoskins is excellent in the film

RIP. Richard Williams 

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@WispaRed7 

I wasn't aware there was any CGI in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

I was under the impression that every bit of cartoon was drawn by hand. One of the reasons it was so brilliant. star

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You are right @Cleoriff  ... my error ... the phrase I was looking for is Special Effects 

There have been cartoons with live action before but Richard Williams thought them flat

You can't get much more rounded than the voluptuous Jessica Rabbit can you ?

On BBC Midnight News there was an interview from the archive and Richard Williams spoke about what he was looking for in his drawing which was the roundness ... he was drawing to the end

 

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A cartoon character who inspired many women to look like her 

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Apparently the article I read (years ago) said, one of the most difficult effects Richard and the compositing team had to master, was Jessica Rabbits dress in the nightclub scene because it had flashing sequins

They acquired the effect by filtering light through a plastic bag which had been scratched with steel wool...!!!

Absolutely brilliant and the film fully deserved every award. thumbsup

 

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@Cleoriff wrote:

Apparently the article I read (years ago) said, one of the most difficult effects Richard and the compositing team had to master, was Jessica Rabbits dress in the nightclub scene because it had flashing sequins

They acquired the effect by filtering light through a plastic bag which had been scratched with steel wool...!!!

Absolutely brilliant and the film fully deserved every award. thumbsup

 


Wow @Cleoriff ... thank you for this amazing information ... I thoroughly enjoyed the film when it came out smiling

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