DEAR DEAR BOBBY (Bob Hoskins 1942 - 2014)
I’m horribly late, I know.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? was the first movie I watched in the theatre. I was terrified the entire time. As a 6 year-old the idea of the cartoon world invading ours was difficult to fathom. Honestly the only scene I can recall from the experience is the moment in which Judge Doom reveals his true face. I ducked under the seat as fast as his eyes turned into jutting knives.
Hoskins like Bugs Bunny, or the multitude of Toons his character reluctantly defends in the film, was an iconic figure that would seem to live forever in the world of popular culture.
(He was also Mario, a big deal for a video game obsessed 11 year-old. I didn’t care how bad Super Mario Bros was, the film, or Hoskins could do no wrong. I took any hint of the 8-bit mushroom kingdom with unapologetic enthusiasm. (The Bomb-omb wore Reeboks!))
Goodbye Mr. Hoskins.