Tuesday, August 12, 2014

An Artistic Heavy Weight: Robin Williams

Aladdin, Dead Poet's Society, The Fisher King, Patch Adams, Good Will Hunting, Mork and Mindy, The Crazy Ones, only gave us a tiny glimpse into the artistic mind of Robin Williams. He was so much more than he showed us on camera. He was a titan in his industry, but he was a human. He struggled just like we do. He fought his demons just like we do. Sometimes he triumphed and sometimes he gave up, just like we do. I heard an interview with him on NPR, and it gave me a deeper glimpse into the person that hid behind the face. It's an interview he did with Terry Gross from NPR's Fresh Air. There is a lot of talk about the film he was promoting at the time but she really gets deep with him around 13:30 and at around the 30:20 mark they start talking about how depression affects funny people.

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