Robin Williams R.I.P

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Robin Williams R.I.P

Post by Patrick » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:43 am

A sad day indeed. Actor and comedian Robin Williams is dead at the age of 63.

Oh man, he will be sorely missed. I grew up watching him in Mork And Mindy. And he gave some unforgettable performances in the many roles he played in various movies - Good Morning Vietnam being one of my favourites.

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Post by carllooper » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:34 pm

One of my favourite Williams films is 'One Hour Photo', where he plays the creepy manager of a supermarket photo-processing shop, privately obsessed with the life of a particular nuclear family which he indulges through the photographs they bring to his lab (to be processed). The film takes place in the last days before digital photography had become mainstream, but that is an aside.

On the critical side, which has nothing to do with Williams contribution, this film exploits a common assumption: the introvert as psychopath, and does nothing to deconstruct such. It will carry on the same tradition that Hitchcock taps in Psycho. It will be the brilliant 'American Psycho' (two years earlier) that shows how to reverse such assumptions.

But the film remains riveting nonetheless, and that is William's contribution.

Nanoo nanoo Mr Williams. Rest in Peace.

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Re: Robin Williams R.I.P

Post by MIKI-814 » Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:40 pm

I cannot consider him as a good actor. Always played "himself". Anyway his smile seemed to catch everybody's eyes. That's all.

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Post by aj » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:12 pm

MIKI-814 wrote:I cannot consider him as a good actor. Always played "himself". Anyway his smile seemed to catch everybody's eyes. That's all.
You clearly didn't watch much of his work.
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Re: Robin Williams R.I.P

Post by Will2 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:40 pm

aj wrote:
MIKI-814 wrote:I cannot consider him as a good actor. Always played "himself". Anyway his smile seemed to catch everybody's eyes. That's all.
You clearly didn't watch much of his work.
Yeah, I'd have to say his dramatic work was often very far from rolls where he played "himself". Like in Dead Poets Society.

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Re: Robin Williams R.I.P

Post by Patrick » Thu Aug 14, 2014 5:52 am

Good Will Hunting, Photo Booth and Insomnia are three examples of Robin Williams playing more serious roles which were quite a contrast to his usual comedic persona. I think Good Will Hunting in particular showed that he really could act and act well. The Oscar he won for that role was well deserved.

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Re: Robin Williams R.I.P

Post by nikonr10 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:01 am

Always liked the fisher king , To dead heros , people we know on telesvison / films ,

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