I think in order to best encapsulate this week, and the range of emotions that have also been dealt with over the past couple, I will include this excellent montage of photos of Robin throughout his career that has been put together by a personal friend of Steve Oedekerk (the man responsible for one of my all-time favorite spoof-comedies, Kung Pow! Enter the Fist), and this clip I found via some snooping around on Facebook. (Yes, I am cool enough to be on Steve’s friend list. . .and his friend’s list isn’t even that big, you guys!!!!)
It may be a 7 minute clip but don’t let the time stamp fool you. Once you start it, this video flies by. Arguably too quickly. It also seems to be able to say more about the man than a bunch of pretty words that I could write. Some of you may have already seen this, but for those who haven’t I really hope you enjoy it and maybe even agree that this is one of the most beautiful and certainly one of the more comprehensive retrospectives of the life and career of a gifted man, entertainer, supporter, activist, son, cousin, brother, husband, father.
Oh captain my captain, we thank you. For you have made all of our lives extraordinary just for being.
Here’s the films/performances I have covered over the last week for anyone who has missed them:
- Lance Clayton in World’s Greatest Dad
- Chris Nielsen in What Dreams May Come
- Seymour “Sy” Parrish in One Hour Photo
- TBT: Dead Poet’s Society
- Alan Parrish in Jumanji
- Daniel Hillard/Mrs. Doubtfire in Mrs. Doubtfire