Who Framed Roger Rabbit - Verbal Diorama

Episode 4

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Miracles don't happen every day, especially in Hollywood. If something is too complicated, they'll make it easier. If something goes over budget, they'll cancel it. If it's too raunchy, they'll tone it down. You get the picture. Making a movie; a good movie, is hard in any town, but especially in Toontown. This ain't no fairy-tale; it's a story of sex, violence, murder and patty cake. Why don't you do right, indeed!

Who Framed Roger Rabbit was complicated, expensive and a feat of technological marvel. It had a long and difficult production, not to mention a vast array of characters, all of whom had to be individually licensed to appear. A movie like this will never be made again. It shouldn't exist but it does. It truly is a miracle. There's one man we have to thank, and rather surprisingly I don't mean Robert Zemeckis!

This episode contains full spoilers for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, so if you haven't seen the movie, I'd highly recommend you do so! And where have you been all your life if you haven't seen this movie?!

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About the Podcast

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Verbal Diorama
The podcast on the history and legacy of movies you know, and movies you don't.

About your host

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Em .

Hi! I'm Em. I created Verbal Diorama in 2018, and launched the podcast in February 2019 to rapturous applause and acclaim.... from my cat Jess.

The modus operandi of Verbal Diorama is simple: movies are tough to make! The coming together of a team of people from all walks of life to make something to entertain, delight and educate us for 90+ mins is not an easy task, and yet so many succeed at it. That must be something to celebrate.

I'm here to do just that - to celebrate movies. Their history and legacy, and why they remain so special to so many of us.

Episodes are book ended by my cat, Jess. She sadly passed away in March 2022, aged almost 18. She featured in many episodes of the podcast, and that's why you can hear her at the end of every episode. The role of official feline producer is now held by the comparatively quieter Evie.

I love podcasts, and listen to many, but never my own.

I unashamedly love The Mummy (1999) and Grease 2. I'm still looking for a cool rider.