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    Posted August 16, 2014 by
    BrendaOlson
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    Keene, New Hampshire
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    In Memoriam

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    A SCRIPTWRITER'S TRIBUTE TO ROBIN WILLIAMS

     
    I visited the Town of Keene, New Hampshire on August 15th in order to pay tribute to Robin Williams. Parts of Jumanji was filmed there in 1995. As I searched for the Parrish Shoes sign in downtown Keene, I stumbled upon a small memorial of flowers and cards from Robin Williams' loyal fans.

    Ever since I first saw Robin Williams appear as a guest on Happy Days in 1978 with Ronny Howard and Henry Winkler, I knew he was special. He starred in his own situation comedy in Mork & Mindy and his talent shinned. He was a true comedian and had the ability to turn anything into comedy.

    I have seen most of Robin Williams’s films, but the most inspirational for my career as a scriptwriter was his role as Genie in Aladdin. I always dreamed of writing for Disney and his passion for life and emotional charisma came out in his personality on screen even as an animated character. True brilliance! I am so sad to hear that he lost his battle with depression and we lost such a passionate and caring actor. My heart goes out to his family.

    I loved his work. Most of his movies made you think and left you feeling good. I especially enjoyed Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poet’s Society, Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, Hook, August Rush and Flubber, just to name a few, but my absolute favorite Robin Williams movie is Patch Adams. No one can replace him. No one.

    I never had the pleasure of writing for Robin, but it would have been an honor. R.I.P. Robin. Your fans are in mourning and the movie industry has lost a legend.

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