Jeff Victor has done this wonderful piece on the late Robin Williams and prints can be bought at his website (link below) with part of the proceeds going to St. Jude’s.
“My tribute to the illustrious career of Robin Williams. Obviously, there are many, many more movies that could be included in this piece, but I tried to represent as many highlights as I could. This particular Evolution was quite emotional to draw. Williams’ work was so meaningful to me, and a big part of my childhood. His death is a loss for us all. I’m not very eloquent at eulogizing, so hopefully my art will speak for itself and remind you of the joy you felt watching his films.
“I am selling this piece as a print here, and for every copy I sell, I am donating $5.00 to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, a charity Williams was very passionate about.”
Latest vs. Greatest looks at directors, actors, actresses, screenwriters and composers to assess the state of their career as it stands. We normally look back at the latest 10 movies the artist has done, rate them and then average them out to see where they stand today. Today, In Memorium of Robin Williams, we’re simply going to focus on his greatest movies. I had another person ready to go, but I think it will be more cathartic to simply look back on Williams’ triumphs and I think that will be the policy for any future profile of a person who has left us.
As details start to emerge as to how Robin Williams last hours were tragically spent, I still can’t comprehend the simple fact that he’s gone. I grew up with Mork. I started watching films around the same time his career began to explode. He was just a joy, whether he was playing a demented DJ in Good Morning Vietnam, Mrs. Doubtfire or just sitting on a couch talking to Letterman. There were darker roles in guest spots on Homicide, Law & Order and in one of his best performances, One Hour Photo. Maybe for the extreme light to shine, an equal darkness was required. It seems to be that way for many comics.
I want to celebrate his best films, though, and just for a moment, step back from this awful reality and give us the perspective that time will eventually grant. This was a funny, flawed, stunningly talented, compassionate man. I always used to think to myself that it would be so weird to see that explosive energy eroded by age. I could never picture him as old. Maybe he couldn’t either. Continue reading Robin Williams’ Greatest 10 Movies→
It has only been a little over 12 hours since news broke of Robin Williams’ death and I’m going to try to celebrate him here today rather than dwell on a heartbreaking ending. It took animation to really encapsulate what Williams was capable of doing. His comedy moved so fast and went in so many directions that it was trying to harness lighting to get your mind around it.
I think Aladdin’s Genie may well have been his perfect role because it totally freed him from the physical constraints and let his imagination go wild (albeit in a G-Rating context) with abandon. Nothing captures this so well as his opening number “Friend Like Me” set in The Cave of Wonders after Aladdin finds his lamp. Through moments like these, the joy he brought all ages will live on far after the furor surrounding his death fades.
The KT Community has weighed in on another issue of great importance and declared that the fairest of all Disney princesses is…..Belle from Beauty & the Beast. In a contest where all ten princesses received votes and there was a four-way tie for first as late as yesterday, Belle eked out a win over the newest princess in Disney’s stable: Elsa from Frozen. Thanks to all who voted and we’ll have a new poll up sometime next week!
The battle for the title of KT’s Greatest Disney Princess has been the most heated poll yet. EVERY princess has votes and there is a four-way dead heat at #1. If you haven’t voted yet, get thee to the main site (https://justkillingti.me) or vote from this post. Saturday we’ll unveil the winner.