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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 reporter Dave Itzkoff comes 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 powerful Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative actor and comedian. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture, politics, and personal revelation-- all with mercurial, tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another. But as Dave Itzkoff shows in this revelatory biography, Williams's comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions and self-doubt. In his comedy and in celebrated films like Dead Poets Society; Good Morning, Vietnam; The Fisher King; Aladdin; and Mrs. Doubtfire, he showcased his limitless gift for improvisation, bringing his characters to life and using humor to seek deeper truths. Itzkoff also shows how Williams struggled mightily with addiction and depression 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 performer whose work touched so many of our lives"--Book jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PN2287.W473
LC item number
I89 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Robin, Dave Itzkoff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A New York Times book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-508) 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 -- Robin Williams: Selected works and awards
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 529 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627794244
Lccn
2017050678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002599803
  • 1646331
  • (OCoLC)on1002599803
  • 1646331
Label
Robin, Dave Itzkoff
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A New York Times book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-508) 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 -- Robin Williams: Selected works and awards
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 529 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781627794244
Lccn
2017050678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002599803
  • 1646331
  • (OCoLC)on1002599803
  • 1646331

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