Robin Williams

Robin Williams

I grew up watching Robin Williams in Mork & Mindy in the 70"s.  The concept of the show was so silly, an alien is living with a single female in the suburbs of Colorado.  But Robin Williams comedic genius showed through his portrayal of Mork and how he navigated through the different situations presented to him by life on earth.  Who could forget his portrayal of Mrs. Doubtfire, Peter Pan in Hook and the voice of the Genie in Aladdin?  These roles along with his character in Jumanji were movies that my family could and would watch all together.

My favorite role of Robin William was when he appeared on Law & Order SVU season 9 in an episode titled "Authority".  He played an audio engineer named Merritt Rook who mocks the detectives and encourages citizens not to bow to authority figures.  Without giving too much away this is a timely episode filled with a great acting and writing, if you like psychological drama's this is a classic!
picture by Murphy Elliot

Lastly with the death of Robin Williams, I cannot help but reminisce about his role in "What Dreams May Come" about a man dealing with death and the contemplation of suicide by loved ones.  This movie was visually stunning but filled with heavy emotional content.  It has now become a reality none of his fans expected.  Although Robin Williams is no longer with us here on earth, his presence will forever be felt on the big and small screens.  Now I am off to grab my copy of "Dead Poets Society" and some tissues!

Until next time!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.