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What, exactly, is “Tashlinesque”? The subject will be explored at UCLA in a lecture and panel discussion, but there is a simple explanation. Tashlin cut his teeth on cartoons, and when he moved into live action, he re-created the “Looney Tunes” universe by dressing his flesh-and-blood actors like cartoon characters, surrounding them with blaring colors and embroiling them in elaborate gags that sent the laws of physics out the window.

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You set it up, and there’s a series of jokes, one after another [as the cat] keeps failing and failing. I’m amazed when I look at these Road Runner things. The guys are still hitting walls and leaving imprints, they still fall down—I can’t believe that stuff is still going on. Those jokes are all forty years old. There’s no originality.

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Barrier: Is that when you actually left the Disney studio to go to Columbia?

Tashlin: Right. I got into a fight with Walt: I always pick the wrong people to fight with.

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The story of a possium who people thought was sad and in trying to make him smile, they made him sad.

autonomy rolls on

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weak or strong

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