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The Resource Robin, Dave Itzkoff

Robin, Dave Itzkoff

Label
Robin
Title
Robin
Statement of responsibility
Dave Itzkoff
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers. From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture and politics while mixing in personal revelations - all with mercurial, tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another with lightning speed. But as Dave Itzkoff shows in this revelatory biography, Williams's comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions and self-doubt, which he drew upon in his comedy and in celebrated films like Dead Poets Society; Good Morning, Vietnam; The Fisher King; Aladdin; and Mrs. Doubtfire, where he showcased his limitless gift for improvisation to bring to life a wide range of characters. And in Good Will Hunting he gave an intense and controlled performance that revealed the true range of his talent. Itzkoff also shows how Williams struggled mightily with addiction and depression- topics he discussed openly while performing and during interviews - and with a debilitating condition at the end of his life that affected him in ways his fans never knew. Drawing on more than a hundred original interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, as well as extensive archival research, Robin is a fresh and original look at a man whose work touched so many lives
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BKCT
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.W473
LC item number
I89 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
Robin, Dave Itzkoff
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A New York Times Book"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Comet -- Punky and Lord Posh -- The escape artist -- Legalized insanity -- My favorite Orkan -- The Robin Williams show -- Mork blows his cork -- Bungalow 3 -- Part two: Star -- Mr. Happy -- Tough love -- Gooooooood morning -- O Captain! -- Dreamlike parts, with phantasmagoric associations -- Father man -- Hot flashes -- Part Three: Supernova -- The golden dude -- Fade to white -- Weapons of self destruction -- The tiger in winter -- Gone -- Everything will be okay -- The big room
Control code
sky293064605
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 529 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627794244
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Robin, Dave Itzkoff
Publication
Note
"A New York Times Book"
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Comet -- Punky and Lord Posh -- The escape artist -- Legalized insanity -- My favorite Orkan -- The Robin Williams show -- Mork blows his cork -- Bungalow 3 -- Part two: Star -- Mr. Happy -- Tough love -- Gooooooood morning -- O Captain! -- Dreamlike parts, with phantasmagoric associations -- Father man -- Hot flashes -- Part Three: Supernova -- The golden dude -- Fade to white -- Weapons of self destruction -- The tiger in winter -- Gone -- Everything will be okay -- The big room
Control code
sky293064605
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 529 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627794244
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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