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Initial post: 12 Aug 2014 08:53:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Aug 2014 09:04:36 BDT
As I am sure you will have heard the very sad news that Robin Williams has died aged 63.

It seems like we have sadly had a lot of these posts lately but I think its nice to chat about their work and put some focus on a man I believe is a comedy legend.

I think my favourite films of Robins are

Mrs Doubtfire
Good Morning Vietnam
Good Will Hunting
One Hour Photo
The Birdcage

Posted on 12 Aug 2014 10:52:52 BDT
Anita says:
Good Morning, Vietnam - sounds just a bit odd in the context. Loved this film though.

RIP Robin Williams

Posted on 12 Aug 2014 11:36:46 BDT
RAB says:
Awful news to wake up to. I've not seen too many of his classics, but I have seen him in enough things to have felt a bit of a pang when I was reading the news this morning.

So sad to think despression can take someone who's provided so much laughter and happiness to so many people.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2014 11:42:38 BDT
"So sad to think despression can take someone who's provided so much laughter and happiness to so many people. "

Very well said mate, very sad.

Posted on 12 Aug 2014 12:59:52 BDT
Patch Adams was a favourite of mine.

Good Will hunting is my favourite film of his and he fully deserved the supporting actor Oscar.

Posted on 12 Aug 2014 13:12:11 BDT
kinjoking says:
very sad indeed. my childhood is officially over :(
#Jumanji
#Hook
#Patch Adams
#Mork and Mindy
#Mrs doubtfire
#Alladin (Genies voice)

Posted on 12 Aug 2014 13:16:15 BDT
Post Soviet says:
Rip RW.
My fave must be One Hour Photo, as playing psychos suits him more than comedy roles imo.
Have to check Good Will Hunting tho, never seen this one.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2014 13:39:10 BDT
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Posted on 12 Aug 2014 16:40:45 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Aug 2014 16:42:20 BDT
Scarlet Lady says:
What was the Film he was in with Robert De-Niro - in a hospital??

Soz googled it - it was called Awakenings - Loved that film.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2014 16:42:29 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2014 16:45:17 BDT
Anita says:
Awakenings

But how could I forget my very favourite film with him? It's always like that: what I have to say first, I forget :(

The Fisher King [DVD] [1991]

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2014 16:45:38 BDT
Scarlet Lady says:
Yep. That's the one. I did see some of his standup material too - very funny.

Depression is a terrible thing. Strange how those that make us laugh are actually in a dark place.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2014 16:45:44 BDT
Anita says:
Beat me to it, Bauer

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2014 16:47:51 BDT
Scarlet Lady says:
Not see that one. What was the one when he was in a Russian Circus in New York and he defects?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2014 16:51:24 BDT
Anita says:
A story which may be true, may be not, but feels like apposite here.

A man came to visit a doctor in some town complaining about unbearable sadness, was that really depression or not, I'm not sure. The doctor did not hurry with prescriptions, he said: there's a wonderful comedian on tour in town. Try going to see him, maybe he'll help you to relax and feel better. That is impossible, I can't go see him, the man said. Why? asked the doctor. The comedian on tour, it's me, the man replied

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2014 16:54:42 BDT
Scarlet Lady says:
Indeed Anita

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2014 16:55:08 BDT
Anita says:
Nope, it's about Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges, both in sad situations, becoming friends on a quest to search for the holy Grail. Sad and funny, and wonderful

Posted on 12 Aug 2014 17:43:55 BDT
Another alcoholic, drug abusing, adultering, STI riddled actor bites the dust.
Does there really need to be a thread for EVERY one ..??

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2014 17:49:49 BDT
Anita says:
No, there's no need. And that's the point. Whoever feels differently wants to start a thread and does. So what, Chief?

Personally, I don't think that alcohol abuse and whatever made him less of an actor, and I happened to like some of his films. Do you really have some problem with that?

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2014 17:54:54 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2014 18:07:35 BDT
Anita says:
Then you surely have a problem, Chief. Because it's *you* who sounds as if you knew him and had your reasons to hate him. I didn't. I liked some of his films.

Besides, you are, as ever, exagerrating just a bit

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2014 18:15:58 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Aug 2014 18:22:54 BDT
I already said I have a problem, can't read ?? I said my problem is with all of you crying over someone you didn't know, didn't know you and who would not have given a flying one should ANY of you snuffed it. You think he'd be sat there with his friends, "oh what sad news, poor Anita has died" lol Seriously words escape me how utterly pathetic I find that, I mean pathetic is an understatement - I honestly DO NOT understand for the life of me people like you mourning the death of a stranger, it just seems so completely pointless. So he was in a couple of good films ?? So what ?? He was also in a dozen stinkers for every good one. He's nothing special, nothing more than any other person - he just happened to act as a profession and that warrants all this "sadness". Really ?? You're in a some movies and you're some kind of hero to be mourned ?? You all remind me of the kind of people that lined the road of Wooten Bassett, another 'grieving' pity party.
hahah Anita I don't hate him, don't be such a drama queen to try and defend your ridiculously placed woe. And the things I said about him - all well publicised.
As for exaggerating - sooo he wasn't an alcoholic, drug addict, didn't have affairs and didn't give the other party of said affairs herpes. "OK". Definitely me exaggerating.
Sorry for criticising your friend ... oh wait....

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2014 18:20:43 BDT
Anita says:
You are exaggerating about others reacting. And you surely have a problem. Not the one you are talking of. None of my business, obviously.

However, you really don't have any problem misunderstanding

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2014 18:25:07 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Aug 2014 18:27:30 BDT
Take your armchair psychology and shove it where the sun doesn't shine. I have a problem because I don't feel the need to tie myself to public outpourings of grief for a total stranger. Right.
Sorry Anita, but English is my FIRST language, no problem with comprehension on this end - maybe you should brush up if you feel you can't be understood :)

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2014 18:28:15 BDT
Anita says:
Misunderstanding is not necessarily related to language :) And you are misunderstanding once again.

Okay, I had my share of fun. Thanks
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