It’s great fun to watch; both as a fan and a writer / filmmaker. After “realizing” the way beats are used in all movies and how setups and payoffs are an essential part of storytelling, you’ll find watching movies a whole new experience. tribute video, for any of you interested in screenwriting or just knowing more about how movies are written, I leave you with this challenge – Read Save The Cat!
and start looking for the beats in your favorite movies (new and old.) I do it all the time and it not only makes me a better filmmaker, its just a heck of alot of fun. Tribute Videos with tags blake snyder, jeremy snead, mediajuice studios, robert zemeckis, save the cat!
The part that launches the movie into the plot, the part that we have to have if we are going to have a story.
The in WFRR is one of the funniest scenes I’ve ever seen in a movie.
” It is what inspired me to become a screenwriter / filmmaker and has only improved my craft as a commercial director. Without a doubt, Who Framed Roger Rabbit is one of most FUN movies to watch and to break down the story structure.
Roger Rabbit is and has always been one of my all time favorite films. Not to mention, I think this was the 1st movie that made grown men drool over a cartoon vixen. Also, if I’m not mistaken Roger Rabbit is the ONLY film that features both Disney and Warner cartoons in the same movie, an amazing feat of persuasion by the films producers & Robert Zemeckis no doubt.
The rest of the setup tells us who Eddie is, why he is the way he is and introduces us to some key characters that will come back in the 2nd & 3rd act.
Oh and lets not forget the moment…We “like” Eddie because he’s nice to kids (he helps a kid sneak on the trolley car.) Now for THE most important part of the movie.The real magic and the as Blake teaches is when we hear the director yell “CUT!” We then see Roger seamlessly walk from a cartoon world into the human world, discussing his performance with the director (nice cameo by Joel Silver btw.) The is that you will see, for the 1st time ever, the amazing synchronization of live-action actors and cartoons on screen at the same time. The plot thickens before we’ve even get to minute 10 of the movie. The beat(s) of the film are interesting and surprisingly complex and well thought out.I remember seeing it as an 11 year old and just thinking, “This is amazing! You would never see that now-a-days since Disney and Warner are major (competing) studios in both live-action and animation categories. Right off the bat in the of the movie we are introduced to our main character Roger in his element, performing in a maroon cartoon.Granted, Disney and Warner were also major competing studios at the time WFRR was released but my guess is that the novelty of the “live action meets cartoons” concept presented by Zemeckis was so interesting and unique it got pushed through both studios. Its wacky, zany, cartoon fun and everything we would expect from a classic “Warner style” cartoon, but a bit exaggerated for effect. Tribute Videos with tags blake snyder, dallas, final tribute video, jeremy snead, mediajuice studios, save the cat!