Happy New Year from Robin Williams Memorial Blog.
I hate using titles. Especially when I can’t think of a good title to use. I pre ordered Boulevard and I look forward to getting my copy when it is released on dvd and watching it. I read it will be released on dvd in September. You can pre order Boulevard on amazon.
July 4, 2015: Independence Day (U. S. A.)
July 10, 2015: Boulevard is released in strictly limited cities and countries. Sadly, it will only be available on region 2 dvd’s only.
July 21, 2015: Robin Williams’s birthday (Join us as we celebrate what would have been Robin’s 64th birthday.)
July 30, 2015: Robin’s daughter Zelda turns 26.
You may have read comments on social media sites, blogs, message boards etc. calling me a coward. I am not a coward. Just because I sometimes spout off unpopular opinions doesn’t make me a coward. Just because I decided to leave live journal and fan pop doesn’t make me a coward. Just because I deleted a blog I no longer use doesn’t make me a coward. I still have social media. I chose to leave fan pop and live journal because I was being cyber stalked a few years ago and the woman who was cyber stalking me set up accounts on those sites to bully and harass me. I’m not even a celebrity. I’m just a regular person.
I’ve been thinking about Robin Williams a lot lately. I read an article where someone called him a coward for ending his life. They don’t know the kind of pain he had to live with for most of his life. Nobody knows except for Robin because he kept his pain inside. It really saddens me he was so sad for so long. It saddens me when his health was failing, he felt he had no other choice but to end it all. You shouldn’t judge someone unless you have been in their shoes. The thought of not being able to work anymore because of Parkinson’s Disease and dementia completely devastated him. The thought of losing his mind devastated him. The possibility Susan may have been planning to leave him devastated him. She may have thought about leaving him because of his Parkinson’s Disease. He already had two failed marriages. I don’t think he could have survived a third failed marriage. He lived to entertain us. He had a great career and when it was over he made his final exit.
I saw Night at the Museum Secret of the Tomb today. It was very good and funny. Robin is in a great deal of this movie. You won’t be disappointed.
I was 7 when I first saw Robin on Happy Days. I thought he was very funny and I hoped he would get his own show which he did. His roll as the lovable alien Mork from Ork on Happy Days led to him getting his own TV show Mork and Mindy which was a spin off of Happy Days. Mork and Mindy lasted only four seasons but it also catapulted Robin into movies and the rest is history. I’m lucky I’m old enough to have been here from the beginning of his career to the tragic end of both his career and unfortunately his life. He was probably the only classically trained actor who could make people laugh.
Robin was lucky enough to get into Julliard which is a famous acting and music school in New York City. His room mate was Christopher Reeve. Robin and Chris became best friends. Actually they were more than friends. They were like brothers. While at Julliard, Robin was a mime and often performed outside in Central Park for money. Robin left Julliard in 1976 after only three years. He was 25.
He tried to get acting rolls but he couldn’t so he did stand up comedy. He loved acting and making people laugh so much. However, he had his demons. Even though he was great in the dramas he was in, he always had to be funny. In every interview he did, he couldn’t sit still for very long and he was always funny. In many longer interviews such as Inside the Actors Studio, instead of just being himself and talking about his movies to a group of drama students, he had to be funny and make them laugh.
Unfortunately, as he got older fewer good roles came to him. The last year of his life, he had a new TV show called The Crazy Ones where he played an ad executive. Unfortunately, it was not picked up for another season and was canceled after the first season. I think one of the reasons was people were expecting him to be as crazy and as zany as Mork. Sadly, he was devastated when his show was canceled. To make matters worse, he was suffering from the early stages of Parkinson’s Disease and his last several movies were only released in very select cities and video on demand so most people didn’t get to see them. He felt his career was over. It was rumored he signed on to do Mrs. Doubtfire 2 which was scrapped after his passing.
There will never be another Robin Williams. He was one of a kind. There can never be another Mork and Mindy because no other comedian is as funny as Robin was. He had a sense of humor that was uniquely his. Sorry, I don’t find the new crop of comedians funny. They may be smart people but I think their humor is stupid. These are people like Jim Carey, Will Ferral, Tyler Perry and Rosie O’Donnell to name a few. No offense if you are a fan of these people. Too each his own.
Robin’s latest movie Merry Friggin Christmas is now playing in select theaters and video on demand.
One of Robin’s final movies Boulevard has finally been picked up by a distributer. He plays a gay man in this movie who tries to get his relationship reestablished with his son. It’s the movie he said he was most proud of. No word on when it will be released. His next movie Merry Friggin Christmas will be release in limited theaters and video on demand Friday.
Robin still has a few movies that are yet to be released. His latest movie Merry Friggin Christmas will be released in limited cities and video on demand November 7.