Good Morning Vietnam! is how this blog began. Good morning/afternoon/evening readers, and as you may well know, this is the last of our passion blogs for CAS 138H. Bittersweet, kinda (mostly sweet).
I have spent 2-3 hours each week, for the last two months, watching a movie starring Robin Williams. I have watched movies I love, and movies I had never before seen. Each of the movies I watched has made me laugh, think, and one has even made me cry (don’t hate, Good Will Hunting gets me).
Robin Williams’ characters all came from a different background with a different family life, but all of his character’s shared one thing. An irrepressible sense of humor. A sense of humor that can lighten up the lives of everyone around it.
Though not all nine of these movies have been 4 or 5 star films, I do not regret a single second of the time I spent on this tribute to Robin Williams. I do not personally know Robin Williams. However, I highly value the joy he has brought to so many people in this world.
If the stigmatism surrounding suicide leaves you unconvinced of Robin Williams’ resolve and sense of character, I would like to share a little known fact about the comedy star I learned through my blogging research this semester. “Every time Williams was booked for an event, he required the company that hired him to also hire homeless people to fill smaller on-site positions (Radar).” No exceptions.
As I looked for words from Robin Williams to end this ultimate post, I found maybe the most fitting quote of all (Huffington Post).
Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014)
Robin Williams was not perfect. He was struggling with problems deep within, hidden away from the public eye. But I do not need to keep his life in perspective for this passion blog.
I live in America. And I choose to remember you for all the funny moments you created, change you inspired, and the good that you did for those around you.
And with a Good Night, Robin Williams, is how this blog will end.