|One Hour miracle
|by DarkHorse Dave
It is time that I eat crow. In a discussion with a friend, I slammed Robin Williams. I all but declared that he was washed-upped. Truth be told, I thought the same about Travolta. The series of movies, in which babies talk, made me hate all involved. I have just recently gotten over the fact that Bruce Willis had a voice in this shit movie which also featured ROSANNE (Arnold(Barr?).) Bruce probably suffered a 30% hearing-loss.
Then came Pulp Fiction and all was right in the world. You don't need a movie geek to tell you that it catapulted Travolta's career back into the mix. It also made clear that Bruce Willis can act.
This brings us back to Robin Williams. He started his movie career in a subdued comedy called "The World According To Garp". Great flick. But, not likely to bring the roof down.
It was clear from the beginning that he was funny and could act. If taken in the right mind set, his role as Mork was genius. Williams (or as henceforth named "Clownshoes McJohnson.") is a blast of intelligence and improvisation. The guy is his own spotlight. He is always in control of his audience. For better or for worse...
In his new movie "One Hour Photo", he is in control... period.
Never a doubt.
Screen Presence is the phrase of the day. Williams goes from being a semi-dramatic buffoon to a heavy-weight contender. He gives a wonderful performance, and most importantly, he never falters. He is rock-solid and only gives away his character's psychosis in natural bursts.
It is only recently that Robins has matured into a real Oscar caliber actor, but be ready. Williams will be a force in years to come. He will continue reinventing himself.
After watching his roles in "Insomnia" and "One Hour Photo"... well, I'm a Believer. He has become a great actor. He has always been a funny guy. Props to Robin Williams. I look forward to his next dramatic role. Thank God he is leaving the slapstick to the young 'uns.
Robin is tapping into his dark side (which has always been there). Witness him baring his ass in People (circa: mid-eighties)
Now, it seems, that Williams is tired of fucking around. I have faith in the brother. I smell oscar for Williams. I also smell my armpits. It is time I took a bath.
Look for less Patch Adams and Mrs. Doubtfire. Keep your fingers crossed, at least.
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originally posted: 03/13/03 11:10:20
last updated: 12/30/03 10:59:21