Robin Williams When The Laughter Stops 1951 2014


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With his twinkling eyes, boundless energy and unrivalled natural wit, Robin Williams was the comedian who brought laughter to a generation.Through roles in cherished films such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Aladdin and Hook, he became the genial face of family comedy. His child-like enthusiasm was infectious, sweeping viewers away. Allied to his lightning-quick improvisation and ability to riff lewdly off any cue thrown at him, Robin was that rare thing - a true comic genius who appealed to adults and children equally.He could also play it straight, and empathetic depth came to him naturally. A poignant performance in Good Will Hunting won him an Academy Award whilst his masterfully chilling turn in psychological thriller Insomnia shocked audiences and hinted at a darker side.What truly caught the imagination, though, was his good-heartedness. Warmth radiated from him on-screen, but he was legendary for his off-screen acts of selfless generosity. Where most Hollywood A-listers demand outrageous pampering in their contract riders, he always insisted that the production company hire a full quota of homeless people to help make his movies.But behind the laughter lay a deeply troubled man, and tragedy would follow. At midday, on 11 August 2014, Robin Williams was pronounced dead at his California home. The verdict was suicide. He had battled depression and addiction for many years and was allegedly beset by financial difficulties.Virginia Blackburn's sensitive and thoughtful biography celebrates his genius and warmth, but also attempts to understand what could have driven such a gentle and gifted man to so tragic an end. This is Robin Williams, the life, the laughter, and the deep sorrow of the man who made the world smile.

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Author by Emily Herbert
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 9781784183394

Robin Williams Biography The Truth Behind The Comedian Genius


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What happened to Robin Williams? Why he attempted a suicide? What's the reason behind it? Clearly, Robin was in pain. He successfully managed to hide it all with his indisputable talent as a comedian. This book is about his life, about his embarrassments, about his victories and legacy. We'll always remember a great man of courage, generosity and spirit. In this book, you'll learn more about Robin Williams than what you saw on stage when he performed through the years. It's something that it will enable you to connect with him beyond laughter and jokes. It's the story of his life. After all, behind every joke, there's some sense of truth. Are you ready to learn the truth? Grab your copy now!

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Author by Chris Dicker
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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People Robin Williams


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The editors of PEOPLE Magazine present Robin Williams.

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Author by The Editors of PEOPLE
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 96
ISBN Number 9781547851980

Robin Williams Handmade Design Workshop


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Over the course of the last several years, the DIY market has exploded spawning magazines, books, movies and fueling the growth of the online, handmade marketplace. In Robin Williams Handmade Design Workshop: Create Handmade Elements for Digital Designs, best-selling author Robin Williams and Carmen Sheldon take designers away from their computers and show them, step-by-step, how to use traditional artist's tools to create handmade elements for their digital artwork. The authors provide a wealth of new ideas to jump-start creativity and get graphic designers thinking in new ways. Each how-to is illustrated with tons of photos to show how to use paints, inks, textures, modeling pastes, and more to create handmade materials that can then be scanned in and used to create one-of-a-kind print projects or web sites. Examples of finished projects and Web sites are featured throughout the book to provide both instruction and inspiration for designers to use in their own projects.

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Author by Robin Williams
Genre eBook Computers
Read Book 240
ISBN Number 0321679245

Time Remembering Robin Williams


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TIME Magazine presents Remembering Robin Williams.

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Author by The Editors of TIME
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 9781547852024

The Films Of Robin Williams


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From his first appearance as Mork from Ork on the 1970s sitcom Happy Days, Robin Williams was heralded as a singular talent. In the pre–cable television era, he was one of the few performers to successfully transition from TV to film. An Oscar-winning actor and preternaturally quick-witted comedian, Williams became a cultural icon, leaving behind a large and varied body of work when he unexpectedly took his own life in 2014. This collection of new essays brings together a range of perspectives on Williams and his oeuvre, including beloved hits like Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Morning, Vietnam, Good Will Hunting, The Fisher King, Dead Poets Society and Aladdin. Contributors explore his earlier work (Mork and Mindy, The World According to Garp) and his political and satirical films (Moscow on the Hudson, Toys). Williams’s darker, less well-known fare, such as Being Human, One Hour Photo, Final Cut and Boulevard, is also covered. Williams’s artistry has become woven into the fabric of our global media culture.

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Author by Johnson Cheu
Genre eBook Performing Arts
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ISBN Number 9781476635637

Robin Williams


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I had always thought that when I was around 84 and Robin was 80 we could collaborate on a book about the golden years of his career where he could look at my photographs and reminisce about the events and his feelings at the time. Unfortunately, that book was never to be . . . . Photographer Arthur Grace first met Robin Williams in April 1986, at a comedy club in Pittsburgh where Williams was working to polish what would eventually become his award-winning special “Evening at the Met”. The two hit it off immediately, and thus blossomed a close friendship that carried them through their increasingly successful careers. Told through a series of stunning photographs of Williams taken by Grace over the course of this decades-long partnership, Robin Williams: A Singular Portrait offers a touching and up-close look at the real Robin Williams—the manic and happy, the pensive and weary, the engaged and disengaged, a true portrait of one of America’s greatest comics and most beloved actors. For the millions of people around the globe that Robin Williams has touched, these images, more than 150 photographs, a glorious mixture of stunning color and resonating black and white presented in exhibit format, will be something to embrace and cherish, not simply because of their exclusivity, but because of their intimacy and their honesty.

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Author by Arthur Grace
Genre eBook Photography
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ISBN Number 9781619028029

Claims Department Robin Williams Memorial


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Christopher J Garcia, JC Arkham, Violente Seraph, Chuck Serface, and others look at the impact, work, and legacy of Robin Williams, from his days as a stand-up to his rise in films, to the impact of his death on those that admired him.

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Author by Christopher J Garcia
Genre eBook Performing Arts
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Conversations With Robin Williams


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The show business life of Robin Williams is possibly one of the most documented and well known in the industry. The discovery of his illness and the tragedy of his suicide left the world reeling and wanting to know more. Interviews between his wife Susan and the press provided more questions than answers. The book does not attempt to reword what is available and easily accessed on the internet about his life. What we attempt to answer are the questions in the later part of his life surrounding his death, the disease and the relationship with his wife. Robin speaks freely about his marriage to Susan and his feeling about suicide and dementia. The book is a channeling, a connection to the ethereal world and the energy that is Robin Williams.

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Author by Ronald Ritter
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 9781329774582

Robin Williams Cool Mac Apps


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This popular book shows readers how to take advantage of the iLife '08 applications that to many are the coolest parts of using a Mac. Through tutorials, tips, and techniques readers will learn how to use each of the powerful applications -- individually and as part of an integrated, interactive suite. Robin and John also cover the features of the immensely popular .Mac Web Gallery, which enables you to share your iPhoto library with family and friends with just a few clicks. Friendly, practical instructions will have new and veteran Mac owners using all that's new in the suite in no time. They'll find everything about getting on the Internet and using email; using the way-cool iChat AV, which adds audio and video to instant messaging; using iTunes, including access to the iTunes Music Store; the new video libary in iMovie; new organization and editing tools in iPhoto; new animated themes in iDVD; and much more!

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Author by John Tollett
Genre eBook Computers
Read Book 528
ISBN Number 0132104016