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|Author||: Dave Itzkoff|
|Editor||: Henry Holt and Company|
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.
|Author||: Emily Herbert|
|Editor||: Kings Road Publishing|
With his twinkling eyes, boundless energy and unrivalled natural wit, Robin Williams was the comedian who brought laughter to a generation.Through roles in cherished films such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Aladdin and Hook, he became the genial face of family comedy. His child-like enthusiasm was infectious, sweeping viewers away. Allied to his lightning-quick improvisation and ability to riff lewdly off any cue thrown at him, Robin was that rare thing - a true comic genius who appealed to adults and children equally.He could also play it straight, and empathetic depth came to him naturally. A poignant performance in Good Will Hunting won him an Academy Award whilst his masterfully chilling turn in psychological thriller Insomnia shocked audiences and hinted at a darker side.What truly caught the imagination, though, was his good-heartedness. Warmth radiated from him on-screen, but he was legendary for his off-screen acts of selfless generosity. Where most Hollywood A-listers demand outrageous pampering in their contract riders, he always insisted that the production company hire a full quota of homeless people to help make his movies.But behind the laughter lay a deeply troubled man, and tragedy would follow. At midday, on 11 August 2014, Robin Williams was pronounced dead at his California home. The verdict was suicide. He had battled depression and addiction for many years and was allegedly beset by financial difficulties.Virginia Blackburn's sensitive and thoughtful biography celebrates his genius and warmth, but also attempts to understand what could have driven such a gentle and gifted man to so tragic an end. This is Robin Williams, the life, the laughter, and the deep sorrow of the man who made the world smile.
|Author||: Andy Dougan|
|Editor||: Da Capo Press|
A biography written with the benefit of interviews with the actor himself, as well as his co-stars and longtime friends, chronicles his isolated childhood, his rise to fame, and his battle against drug addiction
|Author||: Johnson Cheu|
From his first appearance as Mork from Ork on the 1970s sitcom Happy Days, Robin Williams was heralded as a singular talent. In the pre–cable television era, he was one of the few performers to successfully transition from TV to film. An Oscar-winning actor and preternaturally quick-witted comedian, Williams became a cultural icon, leaving behind a large and varied body of work when he unexpectedly took his own life in 2014. This collection of new essays brings together a range of perspectives on Williams and his oeuvre, including beloved hits like Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Morning, Vietnam, Good Will Hunting, The Fisher King, Dead Poets Society and Aladdin. Contributors explore his earlier work (Mork and Mindy, The World According to Garp) and his political and satirical films (Moscow on the Hudson, Toys). Williams’s darker, less well-known fare, such as Being Human, One Hour Photo, Final Cut and Boulevard, is also covered. Williams’s artistry has become woven into the fabric of our global media culture.
|Author||: Christopher J Garcia,JC Arkham,Chuck Serface|
|Editor||: Office Supply Publishing|
Christopher J Garcia, JC Arkham, Violente Seraph, Chuck Serface, and others look at the impact, work, and legacy of Robin Williams, from his days as a stand-up to his rise in films, to the impact of his death on those that admired him.
|Author||: Chris Dicker|
|Editor||: Chris Dicker|
What happened to Robin Williams? Why he attempted a suicide? What's the reason behind it? Clearly, Robin was in pain. He successfully managed to hide it all with his indisputable talent as a comedian. This book is about his life, about his embarrassments, about his victories and legacy. We'll always remember a great man of courage, generosity and spirit. In this book, you'll learn more about Robin Williams than what you saw on stage when he performed through the years. It's something that it will enable you to connect with him beyond laughter and jokes. It's the story of his life. After all, behind every joke, there's some sense of truth. Are you ready to learn the truth? Grab your copy now!
|Author||: Robin Williams,John Tollett|
|Editor||: Pearson Education|
Learn design theory and practical know-how from the award-winning author/design team, Robin Williams and John Tollett! Robin Williams introduced design and typographic principles to legions of readers with her best-selling Non-Designer's book series. Now she and designer/co-author John Tollett take you to the next level of creative design with practical advice and lessons in composition, visual impact, and design challenges. Presented in Robin and John's signature style—writing that is so crystal clear, it's accessible to absolutely anyone—and illustrated with hundreds of full-color design examples, the ideas in this book tackle design theory, visual puns, and layout and graphics strategies for real-world projects. Developing designers will appreciate the authors' imaginative approach and well-chosen examples. Discover practical and effective design principles and concepts—and how to apply them to virtually any project. Learn why some designs are attention-getting and others are not. Learn how to choose just the right look—corporate or casual, classic or trendy—for specific types of projects, such as business cards, letterhead and envelopes, newsletters and brochures, logos, advertising, and more. Test your design acumen by comparing before-and-after examples. Find a wealth of inspiration for your own design projects. Gain insight into the design process by studying the work of guest designers, who offer their personal commentary and insights.
|Author||: Fame Life Bios|
|Editor||: Fame Life Bios|
Robin Williams: A Short Unauthorized Biography is a short unauthorized biography produced from electronic resources researched that includes significant events and career milestones. Ideal for fans of Robin Williams and general readers looking for a quick insight about one of today's most intriguing celebrities. This must-read short unauthorized biography chronicles: Who is Robin Williams Things People Have Said about Robin WilliamsRobin Williams is BornGrowing Up with Robin WilliamsRobin Williams Personal RelationshipsThe Rise of Robin WilliamsSignificant Career MilestonesRobin Williams Friends and FoesFun Facts About Robin WilliamsHow The World Sees Robin Williams Robin Williams A Short Unauthorized Biography is one of the latest short unauthorized biographies from Fame Life Bios. Check it out now!
|Author||: John Tollett,Robin Williams|
|Editor||: Peachpit Press|
This popular book shows readers how to take advantage of the iLife '08 applications that to many are the coolest parts of using a Mac. Through tutorials, tips, and techniques readers will learn how to use each of the powerful applications -- individually and as part of an integrated, interactive suite. Robin and John also cover the features of the immensely popular .Mac Web Gallery, which enables you to share your iPhoto library with family and friends with just a few clicks. Friendly, practical instructions will have new and veteran Mac owners using all that's new in the suite in no time. They'll find everything about getting on the Internet and using email; using the way-cool iChat AV, which adds audio and video to instant messaging; using iTunes, including access to the iTunes Music Store; the new video libary in iMovie; new organization and editing tools in iPhoto; new animated themes in iDVD; and much more!
|Author||: Matt Green|
|Editor||: Matt Green|
Ever wondered how Robin Williams and Bob Hoskins rose to stardom? There have been few men as simultaneously talented, funny, sympathetic, and enthusiastically passionate about their craft as comedian and actor Robin Williams. Although he was born into a privileged existence as the son of a Detroit motor company executive, Williams quickly abandoned his place as heir to a business empire to try his hand at acting and comedy. The young man’s unbridled enthusiasm and energy, as well as his hard-working attitude, quickly brought Williams success on the stand-up comedy scene in San Francisco. What followed was a whirlwind of success. Although most movie fans remember the surly and pudgy actor Bob Hoskins as the hardboiled detective in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, the British actor was actually responsible for bringing a new level of class and artistic commitment to British filmmaking in the 80’s and 90’s. Beginning his life in the theater, Hoskins brought great poise and preparation to every role he undertook. For more interesting facts you must read the biographies. Grab Your biography book now!
|Author||: Robin Williams,Carmen Sheldon|
|Editor||: Peachpit Press|
Over the course of the last several years, the DIY market has exploded spawning magazines, books, movies and fueling the growth of the online, handmade marketplace. In Robin Williams Handmade Design Workshop: Create Handmade Elements for Digital Designs, best-selling author Robin Williams and Carmen Sheldon take designers away from their computers and show them, step-by-step, how to use traditional artist's tools to create handmade elements for their digital artwork. The authors provide a wealth of new ideas to jump-start creativity and get graphic designers thinking in new ways. Each how-to is illustrated with tons of photos to show how to use paints, inks, textures, modeling pastes, and more to create handmade materials that can then be scanned in and used to create one-of-a-kind print projects or web sites. Examples of finished projects and Web sites are featured throughout the book to provide both instruction and inspiration for designers to use in their own projects.
|Author||: Robin Williams|
|Editor||: Peachpit Press|
For nearly 20 years, designers and non-designers alike have been introduced to the fundamental principles of great design by author Robin Williams. Through her straightforward and light-hearted style, Robin has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to make their designs look professional using four surprisingly simple principles. Now in its fourth edition, The Non-Designer’s Design Book offers even more practical design advice, including a new chapter on the fundamentals of typography, more quizzes and exercises to train your Designer Eye, updated projects for you to try, and new visual and typographic examples to inspire your creativity. Whether you’re a Mac user or a Windows user, a type novice, or an aspiring graphic designer, you will find the instruction and inspiration to approach any design project with confidence. THIS ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO DESIGN WILL TEACH YOU The four principles of design that underlie every design project How to design with color How to design with type How to combine typefaces for maximum effect How to see and think like a professional designer Specific tips on designing newsletters, brochures, flyers, and other projects
|Author||: Ziggy Watson|
|Editor||: Independently Published|
ROBIN WILLIAMS: A Biography of Robin Williams Anyone who has had more than a passing interest in comedy or acting has, at one point or another, been blown away by the genius of Robin Williams. It feels strange to call what he did "genius", but this biography would be very far from the first. The truth is, anyone that worked with him came away with the same feeling--"this guy is different." And so, he was. His life was a charmed one, starting as a standup entertainer on the mean streets of San Francisco in the 70's,to becoming one of the world's premier actors and starring in award-winning films. Even the way in which he got his big break was atypical, taking a bit role in a failing TV show and creating a brand and a future for himself nearly overnight. But, the root of all his genius and fame is his standup career. Williams was a master of the stage and had crowds reeling in delight for decades after he started. His frenetically paced monologues were completely unique and thoroughly entertaining. Williams could switch from character to character with startling ease and always seemed to be one step ahead of the audience's expectations. Still, it is completely impossible to copy him. This biography charts his life story.
|Author||: Sean Mitchell|
Robin Williams was a legendary actor and comedian, famous for his stand-up routines and places in countless Hollywood blockbusters. Now, inside the pages of this incredible biography, you'll get an inside look at the life of this much-loved individual. Detailing everything from his early years to the golden days, you'll learn about Robin's most memorable performances, the height of his career, and the classic roles we know and love him for today. With mention of the countless friends he made along with way, like Christopher Reeves and Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams: A Biography and Inside Look at the Life of the Amazingly Talented Comedian gives a detailed and enlightening account of Robin's life. But you'll also get a glimpse into the more tragic side of his story - the divorces and infidelity, his alcohol and drug problems, which led to extensive rehab, and his struggles with mental health and Bipolar Disorder. This, combined with health problems and mounting pressures, led to the sudden and unexpected end which shocked the world. But don't let the sorrowful end drag you down - this book is a celebration of Robin's life and achievements throughout his long career, and a testament to how his work and life helped shape a generation.
|Author||: Stephen Spignesi|
|Editor||: Post Hill Press|
A comprehensive guide to all of Robin Williams’s movies, with facts about plots, performances, and cast, as well as notable trivia and behind-the-scenes details about each film. Did you know that, according to director Chris Columbus, Robin Williams improvised so much during the filming of Mrs. Doubtfire that the studio had enough footage to release PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17 versions of the movie? Or that Robin ad-libbed all his lines in Good Morning, Vietnam because the DJ the movie was based on didn’t really do comedy during his shows? Robin Williams, American Master looks at Robin’s seventy movies, from his earliest appearance in Can I Do It…’Til I Need Glasses? to his final posthumous voice-only appearance in Absolutely Anything. Each film is discussed in detail, with special emphasis on Robin’s performances and how they exist in the context of his entire body of work. Robin Williams, American Master is the perfect tour guide through Robin’s epic collection of cinematic genius.
|Author||: Robin Williams|
|Editor||: Peachpit Press|
Many designers and photographers own the entire suite of Adobe’s creative products, but they manage to learn only one or two of the applications really well. If Adobe InDesign CS5.5 is the one app in the suite that makes you feel like you’re entering a foreign country where you don’t speak the language, Robin Williams provides the perfect travel guide and translator in this new edition to the best-selling Non-Designer’s series. This fun, straight-forward, four-color book includes many individual exercises designed specifically to teach InDesign CS5.5 to beginners in such a way that you can jump in at any point to learn a specific tool or technique. Along the way, Robin offers design tips for making your work communicate appropriately and beautifully. Whether you need to create your own marketing materials for a small business or organization, or you want your student or business papers to be perceived as more professional, or you want to become more proficient with the design tools you already use, this book is the fastest and most efficient path to mastering basic tasks InDesign. In this non-designer’s guide to InDesign CS5.5, you’ll learn: How to create basic design projects, such as flyers, business cards, letterhead, ads, brochures, CD covers, and much more How to add images to your pages and crop, rotate, resize, and add effects to those images How to use InDesign’s typographic tools to make your work look professional How to use style sheets so every job is easier to create and work with How to use tabs and indents with confidence and predictability How to create nice-looking tables to effectively organize data And, of course, the basics of working in InDesign with layers, panels, tools, etc.
|Author||: John Tollett,Robin Williams,David Rohr|
A guide to DVD design and production provides information on such topics as menu design, hardware and software requirements, video editing, and DVD authoring tools.