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Remembering Robin Williams

Today marks the one year anniversary of Robin William’s death, an utter and complete tragedy. Despite never knowing Williams personally, through his performances and interviews I felt like I was given a piece of his brilliant spirit. We all were. Whether comedic or dramatic, his performances always felt deeply entwined with his quick creative spark and remarkable intelligence. It’s truly astonishing just how many lives Robin Williams touched. He is greatly missed, and will be remembered forever as a great American icon. In memory of Robin Williams’ expansive career and beautiful soul, here are stills from some of his greatest performances.

Netflix Recommendations: Oldies But Goodies

  Some are far older than others, but listed below are some of my favorite films on Netflix that have been around for awhile. Enjoy, and please be sure to share your recommendations in the comment section below. Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) is a feature film by Jim Jarmusch which consists of 11 short vignettes. Each vignette features coffee and cigarettes, and when assembled together many carry similar themes throughout the feature. Not only do I find Coffee and Cigarettes to be quite visually compelling, but the performances and absurdity of each scene is truly entertaining. Thematically, there’s a lot going on in this film, and it was interesting to read different analyses of each scene and the film as a whole after watching. The cast is a wonderfully mixed group of actors and musicians, including Bill Murray, GZA, RZA, Cate Blanchett, Meg and Jack White, Steve Coogan, and Iggy Pop, among countless others.   The Fisher King (1991) is part fantasy, comedy, and drama. Directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Richard LaGravenese, the film stars Jeff Bridges as a radio DJ who tries …

James Lipton – “We’ve lost a loved one”

Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) “Comedy is acting out optimism.” “What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.” “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”  “You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” “I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone, it’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.” “Do you think God gets stoned? I think so…look at the platypus.” “When you have a great audience, you can just keep going and finding new things.” “You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” “You know what music is? God’s little reminder that there’s something else besides us in this universe; harmonic connection between all living beings, every where, even the stars. _________________ I’d like to thank Robin Williams – simply for being so funny and seeming so kind. …

Remembering Robin Williams

"Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny … and everything in between. But he was one of a kind." —President Obama — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 12, 2014 RIP to Robin Williams. I grew up on him, I've seen everything he's done. He's made me laugh a million times. — Talib Kweli Greene (@TalibKweli) August 12, 2014 I can’t believe the news about Robin Williams. He gave so much to so many people. I’m heartbroken. — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 11, 2014 "Gooood morning Vietnam! It's 0600 hours. What does the "O" stand for? O my God, it's early!" #RobinWilliams as Airman Cronauer. #USAF #RIP — U.S. Air Force (@usairforce) August 12, 2014 We mourn the loss of our friend Robin Williams, who always made us laugh and smile. pic.twitter.com/UOY8LTjVRA — Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) August 11, 2014 I am named after a character from a Robin Williams TV show when my parents still lived in Africa. He meant so much, to so many, so far away. — Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) August …