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#61 of 78 OFFLINE   Vic Pardo

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Posted August 12 2014 - 07:24 AM

I still think "Mork and Mindy" was his best work. But I still haven't seen some of his more acclaimed movies like GOOD MORNING VIETNAM and DEAD POETS SOCIETY. 

 

A memory of HOOK: it has a strong father-child-and-abandonment theme and I took my daughter and nieces to see it when it came out. When it was over, my then-8-year-old daughter reached over and gave me a spontaneous hug, glad that I was there for her. That was amazing. And 23 years later, last week, her birthday card to me expressed a similar sentiment.



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Posted August 12 2014 - 09:09 AM

Of his more serious films i thought Dead Poet's Society and Good Will Hunting to be his best work, really good movies too.


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#63 of 78 OFFLINE   Cees Alons

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Posted August 12 2014 - 09:27 AM

We're losing too many of 'em in too short a period. This news, however, is particularly sad, sad, sad, sad.

Tonight, I think, I will watch the first movie I ever saw Robin Williams in: The World According to Garp.

 

Rest in Peace, Robin Williams. Bringer of much joy to the people of this world.

 

 

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#64 of 78 OFFLINE   Mikael Soderholm

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Posted August 12 2014 - 10:25 AM

Sometimes when you win, you lose, and sometimes when you lose, you win.

 

Truly sad, a great, troubled actor and human being, who brought us so many absolutely magnificent performances. I hope he has found peace :(


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#65 of 78 OFFLINE   Lou Sytsma

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Posted August 12 2014 - 12:59 PM

[color=rgb(51,51,51);font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:13px;]I go back with Williams to his first appearance on Happy Days.  The news yesterday was a real punch in the gut for me.  Williams has made me laugh and cry more than any other performer.  RIP Mr Williams - may you have vanquished whatever demons haunted you. [/color]


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#66 of 78 OFFLINE   John Kilduff

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Posted August 12 2014 - 01:30 PM

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I was shocked by the death of Robin Williams, both as a pop culture buff and a man who has battled depression to the point where I even tried tightening a belt around my neck once. I hope that Williams has found the peace that so often eluded him in life.

 

Pardon me for mentioning this, but I actually wrote a tribute to Robin Williams for Pop Geeks today. I sometimes find that writing articles is the best way to get out my feelings about people whose work I admire and who are no longer with us: http://popgeeks.net/...robin-williams/

 

Last night, I listened to his 1986 album "Live At The Met", and it was fun to listen to, but also a little sad, especially the final 3 tracks, "Childbirth", "Childhood" and "And The Future". My good thoughts are with his family as well...No one should have to suffer the loss of a parent.

 

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Posted August 12 2014 - 04:01 PM

Going to watch my favorite Robin Williams movie tonight...The Fisher King. Thank you Mr. Williams.

#68 of 78 OFFLINE   Sam Favate

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Posted August 13 2014 - 07:39 AM

There was a long time in the 80s and through much of the 90s, when I'd never miss anything Robin Williams did. I also go back to his first appearance on Happy Days. I'd see his films, HBO specials, TV appearances, talk show guest spots, and so on. At the 1986 Amnesty International Conspiracy of a Hope tour finale in New Jersey, Williams' spots were a highlight (and, fortunately, saved on last year's DVD). I always said he was a genius; that his brain worked differently than most people's. I'm sorry he didn't continue to get the kind of roles he deserved, and I'm so, so sorry he's not with us anymore.

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Posted August 14 2014 - 10:12 AM

This is still shocking to hear. Rest in Peace, Robin Williams. Such a huge blow for show business!

 

I always the first time watching "Good Will Hunting", which was the first serious film that I've seen him in. I can remember nearly jumping out of my seat when he grabbed and threatened to kill Matt Damon's character.

 

I also liked him as Genie in "Aladdin", and always enjoyed his song "A Friend Like Me".

 

I hope this raises more awareness on depression, especially in men. And how it is not something that be overcome by "sucking it up".


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Posted August 14 2014 - 11:44 AM

It's been a couple of days now and I am still in shock of a great loss to the world.  When it came to movies I enjoyed him in, I forgot about What Dreams May Come and how great he was in that.  RIP RW, you will be missed.


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Posted August 14 2014 - 12:10 PM

I'm happy I already own most of his flicks.  There's a few I still need to see. 

 

The other day I was getting out a bunch of horror/thrillers/etc for Sept and Oct.  And came across One Hour Photo.  I was up in the air if I was going to watch it again so soon.  Not up in the air no more.  :)  He's brilliant in that.  I also recommend The Night Listener.  It's on blu ray paired up with something else.  Darkness, I think.  That's a good movie too. 


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#72 of 78 OFFLINE   Tim Glover

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Posted August 14 2014 - 07:50 PM

Like many here; just can't wrap my head and heart around this. Just blew me away. Still does. Prayers sent out to his family and close friends. Can't imagine. :( 



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Posted August 15 2014 - 08:45 AM

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Robin's wife has released a statement. http://deadline.com/...atement-819537/

“Robin spent so much of his life helping others. Whether he was entertaining millions on stage, film or television, our troops on the frontlines, or comforting a sick child — Robin wanted us to laugh and to feel less afraid.Since his passing, all of us who loved Robin have found some solace in the tremendous outpouring of affection and admiration for him from the millions of people whose lives he touched. His greatest legacy, besides his three children, is the joy and happiness he offered to others, particularly to those fighting personal battles.Robin’s sobriety was intact and he was brave as he struggled with his own battles of depression, anxiety as well as early stages of Parkinson’s Disease, which he was not yet ready to share publicly.It is our hope in the wake of Robin’s tragic passing, that others will find the strength to seek the care and support they need to treat whatever battles they are facing so they may feel less afraid.”


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Posted August 24 2014 - 10:12 AM

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Today, I am still having trouble dealing with Robin's passing.  What a brilliant, delightful artist he was.  I had thought he would be a part of my life forever.

 

Now whenever a picture of him is shown, I find myself looking at his eyes and, now, I often see sadness in them.

 

Considering how he created his art, Parkinson's must have been terrible news for him.  Of course it would be terrible news for anyone, but I think much worse for Robin.

 

Goodbye dear Robin.

 

I hope the actors studio shows his interview again.


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Posted August 24 2014 - 11:02 AM

I just saw Dead Poets Society for the first time. Can you believe that movie is a quarter of century old?!


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#76 of 78 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted August 24 2014 - 11:37 AM

I haven't seen it in about as much time, but I aim to rectify that once Blu-ray inventory replenishes.



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Posted August 25 2014 - 02:47 AM

I hope all his stuff gets some quick blu rays.  I had to borrow Death to Smoochy over the weekend.  Never seen that...  absolute delight!  Lemme preorder that blu ray! 


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Posted August 25 2014 - 04:59 AM

Wow, Radioman - I LOVED Death to Smoochy. I had the DVD years ago and have no idea where it is now. Boo to that. Thanks for reminding me of such a fun film.






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