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(TMZ)   Producers of one of Robin Williams' last movies debating whether or not to include a scene of the late comic discussing alcoholism in the final cut. Yes; we've already reached the point of editing his work to be more sensitive   (tmz.com) divider line 38
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2014-08-13 09:20:24 PM  
Seems to me that he would be all about including the scene.
 
2014-08-13 10:00:59 PM  
I just watched "World's Greatest Dad" for the first time last night, and THAT was wildly uncomfortable.
 
2014-08-13 10:16:47 PM  

Lsherm: I just watched "World's Greatest Dad" for the first time last night, and THAT was wildly uncomfortable.


The last scene of this portion of a Louie episode is also very sad in retrospect.
 
2014-08-13 10:22:46 PM  
Do I smell posthumous Oscar nomination?
 
2014-08-13 10:30:11 PM  
RW says what would be more funny...
 
2014-08-13 10:32:06 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Lsherm: I just watched "World's Greatest Dad" for the first time last night, and THAT was wildly uncomfortable.

The last scene of this portion of a Louie episode is also very sad in retrospect.


There was also a joke in "Weapons of Self-Destruction". He talked about how his GPS mistakenly told him to take a turn halfway over the Golden Gate Bridge: "No can do, HAL... Not that depressed, really."
 
2014-08-13 10:53:31 PM  
I think it's a good time for our nation as a whole to reflect on issues of belt safety.

I mean, perhaps he SHOULD have used a safety belt.
 
2014-08-13 10:57:52 PM  
editing his work to be more sensitive

Oh please. If they had chosen to release it instead of giving the matter some consideration, you'd be shrieking about how they're profiting off of a dead man.
 
2014-08-13 11:04:01 PM  
There's something to be said for just letting the work speak for itself.
 
2014-08-13 11:17:13 PM  
All the director should do is ask him or herself the question, does it fit the narrative.

If it fits go with it. If it is forced leave it on the floor
 
2014-08-13 11:32:09 PM  
I am Robin Williams'ed out. Too sad to read anymore.
 
2014-08-13 11:32:35 PM  
I remember watching "World's Greatest Dad" and thinking it was a pretty decent (albeit dark) flick.

I'll have to re-watch. Along with "What Dreams May Come." However, i remember my five year old daughter and myself bawling our eyes out at "Bicentennial Man" so going to re-watch that as well.
 
2014-08-13 11:33:57 PM  
Pretty much said in the Weeners. Robin would have wanted what ever was funniest rather than what was appropriate. He often told jokes simply because they were in poor taste. To do anything else would be a disservice to his life work.

Regardless of who profits off of the remainder of his work, he would have wanted the audience to laugh. However, if they really want to remember him, they could donate something to some of his causes. I am thinking Comedy Relief could use a few extra laughs as well as funds right about now.
 
2014-08-13 11:44:27 PM  
I heard a joke just last night:

Robin William walks into a bar, and tells the bartender, "Give me a strong belt."

I had to simply say, "Too soon, man, too soon."  I will admit that I laughed, then felt like an asshole.  I AM an asshole, so that should tell you something.
 
2014-08-14 12:38:05 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Lsherm: I just watched "World's Greatest Dad" for the first time last night, and THAT was wildly uncomfortable.

The last scene of this portion of a Louie episode is also very sad in retrospect.


Holy crap that gave me a sad.
 
2014-08-14 02:28:57 AM  

Robin Williams' Still-Warm Body: I'm sure the man left behind a trove of scenes that deconstruct death and remembrance, but this isn't the time to go through them. Let's not make this a macabre hide and seek where we look for suicidal clues throughout his films.


Starring Jim Carrey and Nic Cage.
 
2014-08-14 06:58:28 AM  
Slightly off topic, but I think the single dumbest thing I've read in relation to this is an article that stated that the Williams family was 'caught off-guard' by his suicide. Really??  You don't say!

/ If they said, "Oh, we totally saw that coming" then it would be newsworthy
// Currently watching The Fisher King on Netflix and feeling bummed about it still
/// Never saw Mrs. Doubtfire
 
2014-08-14 08:43:14 AM  
Duh. Me dumb American who no can handle seeing things that are sad. Mye love dumb movie producer who protect me from hard troofs of life.

Derrrrrrrrr herrrrrrrrrr. Derr herr. Der.

Duh.

/fart.
 
2014-08-14 08:46:37 AM  

Lsherm: I just watched "World's Greatest Dad" for the first time last night, and THAT was wildly uncomfortable.


Just saw it a couple of days ago as well. I honestly had not heard of it until these threads about his death. I thought it was quite good and the actor who played his asshole kid really nailed asshole perfectly.

But, as you said, a rather uncomfortable watch.
 
2014-08-14 08:58:33 AM  
They keep talking about his suicide/depression and not talking enough about his alcoholism.  It would be nice to get a national discussion going about alcoholism.  Maybe increase funding for treatment centers and such.  Crazy, right?
 
2014-08-14 09:14:09 AM  

sweetfark: I'll have to re-watch. Along with "What Dreams May Come."


Do yourself a favor and don't. Schmaltzy bullshiat about death against a backdrop of special effects that in no way, shape, or form hold up well over time. That, and Cuba Gooding Jr. reminds everybody why it was believed that his best acting came when he portrayed what Cameron Crowe imagined black people act like.
 
2014-08-14 09:16:48 AM  
First TMZ said for certain that alcohol was a factor in his suicide, now they're saying he was sober all that time. Someone's losing farking ground here!
 
2014-08-14 09:18:26 AM  

doczoidberg: Duh. Me dumb American who no can handle seeing things that are sad. Mye love dumb movie producer who protect me from hard troofs of life.

Derrrrrrrrr herrrrrrrrrr. Derr herr. Der.

Duh.

/fart.


In all seriousness, this.
 
2014-08-14 09:19:05 AM  

soseussme: I think it's a good time for our nation as a whole to reflect on issues of belt safety.

I mean, perhaps he SHOULD have used a safety belt.


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2014-08-14 09:24:39 AM  

Buttknuckle: They keep talking about his suicide/depression and not talking enough about his alcoholism.  It would be nice to get a national discussion going about alcoholism.  Maybe increase funding for treatment centers and such.  Crazy, right?


Alcoholism is pretty well documented and covered. Severe depression, not quite so much.

Smashed Hat: 
// Currently watching The Fisher King on Netflix and feeling bummed about it still


Yeah, I was wanting to watch 'One Hour Photo' again, since me and my friend were discussing his films a couple of days before he passed. It's gonna be a while though. This sheds a very very dark light on that film, which was already brooding enough as is.
 
2014-08-14 09:37:41 AM  
Imagine if they would've done this with 'Leaving Las Vegas', considering the author blew his head off before filming started............

I say keep it in there.
 
2014-08-14 09:56:47 AM  

kling_klang_bed: Buttknuckle: They keep talking about his suicide/depression and not talking enough about his alcoholism.  It would be nice to get a national discussion going about alcoholism.  Maybe increase funding for treatment centers and such.  Crazy, right?

Alcoholism is pretty well documented and covered. Severe depression, not quite so much.


I'm not sure what you mean about "well documented".  I was talking about treatment.  There are psych wards at most major hospitals that anyone can get admitted.  Alcohol treatment?  Nope.  State funded or privately funded treatment centers have long waiting lists.  Most hospitals don't even have detox centers anymore.
Also, the two conditions often go hand in hand, so treating one without the other doesn't work.
 
2014-08-14 09:57:59 AM  

soseussme: I think it's a good time for our nation as a whole to reflect on issues of belt safety.

I mean, perhaps he SHOULD have used a safety belt.


If he'd stuck with these, we wouldn't even be talking about this

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2014-08-14 10:02:21 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Lsherm: I just watched "World's Greatest Dad" for the first time last night, and THAT was wildly uncomfortable.

The last scene of this portion of a Louie episode is also very sad in retrospect.


Ugh. I'm not even overly emotional about his death, but I think rewatching that would be too hard.
 
2014-08-14 11:12:36 AM  
World's Greatest Dad was the first thing I thought of when I heard the news. I wonder if Mr. Williams was thinking about it? What's Bobcat had to say about it?
 
2014-08-14 01:12:12 PM  
considering how open he was about his problems (except the very last one), I'd think that Mr. Williams would want the scene left in. If it's relevant.

someonelse: Ugh. I'm not even overly emotional about his death, but I think rewatching that would be too hard.


Never heard of the movie before he died, but I think I will definitely skip it. But then, I usually skip movies like that. I've lived a little too much of them.
 
2014-08-14 01:58:49 PM  

kling_klang_bed: First TMZ said for certain that alcohol was a factor in his suicide, now they're saying he was sober all that time. Someone's losing farking ground here!



typical 'murican media, lying thru their teeth so they can paint a pretty picture and make even more money of Robin's corpse.

so surpising of them since we all know how much they value the truth these days...

Robin had a serious drinking problem off and on throughout his life.  drugs too.  even if he was sober the last 6 years of his life (i don't believe that crap), the damage was already done to his brain chemistry after so many years of drug/alcohol abuse.

you can't go to rehab and be magically fixed.  dumb asses.  all rehab can do is help you stop continuing the damage.  some of the damage can be reverse, and some cannot.

drugs are like, cool, man.  and no one loves drugs more than 'muricans.

at the end of the day, drug and alcohol abuse was the final straw that made Robin do what he did.  the media will  never discuss that, though.  they are not interested in truth/facts.

here's the Pickle:  did robin do dope because he was depressed or did years of dope use cause the depression by altering brain chemistry??

i think the answer is fairly obvious.  many people have serious depression but don't hang themselves with belts.
 
2014-08-14 02:00:35 PM  
SO KIDS: Smoke,etc. up!!  Drugs are still cool, man!
 
2014-08-14 02:14:48 PM  

Linux_Yes: kling_klang_bed: First TMZ said for certain that alcohol was a factor in his suicide, now they're saying he was sober all that time. Someone's losing farking ground here!


typical 'murican media, lying thru their teeth so they can paint a pretty picture and make even more money of Robin's corpse.

so surpising of them since we all know how much they value the truth these days...

Robin had a serious drinking problem off and on throughout his life.  drugs too.  even if he was sober the last 6 years of his life (i don't believe that crap), the damage was already done to his brain chemistry after so many years of drug/alcohol abuse.

you can't go to rehab and be magically fixed.  dumb asses.  all rehab can do is help you stop continuing the damage.  some of the damage can be reverse, and some cannot.

drugs are like, cool, man.  and no one loves drugs more than 'muricans.

at the end of the day, drug and alcohol abuse was the final straw that made Robin do what he did.  the media will  never discuss that, though.  they are not interested in truth/facts.

here's the Pickle:  did robin do dope because he was depressed or did years of dope use cause the depression by altering brain chemistry??

i think the answer is fairly obvious.  many people have serious depression but don't hang themselves with belts.


Were you having a stroke while you were writing this, or did you just pop a synapse?
 
2014-08-14 02:22:18 PM  

MylesHeartVodak: I heard a joke just last night:

Robin William walks into a bar, and tells the bartender, "Give me a strong belt."

I had to simply say, "Too soon, man, too soon."  I will admit that I laughed, then felt like an asshole.  I AM an asshole, so that should tell you something.


I read that in Mork's voice.

\He would have laughed, too.
 
2014-08-14 02:46:15 PM  
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2014-08-14 03:16:04 PM  

Buttknuckle: They keep talking about his suicide/depression and not talking enough about his alcoholism.  It would be nice to get a national discussion going about alcoholism.  Maybe increase funding for treatment centers and such.  Crazy, right?


I haven't seen anything about his bipolar disorder,
 
2014-08-14 04:29:00 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: All the director should do is ask him or herself the question, does it fit the narrative.

If it fits go with it. If it is forced leave it on the floor


I was going to say, "this is a no brainer, of course you put it in."  But this makes even more sense.
 
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