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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:48 am    Post subject: Robin Williams Reply with quote

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams who shot to fame in the 70s with Mork and Mindy has died of a suspected suicide.

http://news.sky.com/story/1317081/robin-williams-dies-in-suspected-suicide
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Colin



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I know, Mark. The news is everywhere.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:57 am    Post subject: Re: Robin Williams Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Actor and Comedian Robin Williams who shot to fame in the 70s with Mork and Mindy has died of a suspected suicide.

http://news.sky.com/story/1317081/robin-williams-dies-in-suspected-suicide

Such sad news....the poor man.

Listening to various people talking about him,on the radio, at least four of them,independent of each other, called him a sweet man.

Apparently he was a good friend of Billy Connolly and used to go to Scotland to fish with him.

For all his comic performances I think my favourite performance of his was as Oliver Sacks in the film Awakenings. That film had me weeping for hours after it finished. It inspired me to write to the real Oliver Sacks.

R.I.P


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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin wrote:
Yes I know, Mark. The news is everywhere.


Why do you post comments like this every time someone dies? This section was set up for those too discuss about deaths. We all know it's across the news 24/7.
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Colin



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Why do you post comments like this every time someone dies?


I don't. I only post comments like this when, despite the media (including Facebook, Twitter feeds, etc) being absolutely full of related information, you then post a link here as if it's breaking news! What's the point?
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Colin wrote:
Yes I know, Mark. The news is everywhere.


Why do you post comments like this every time someone dies? This section was set up for those too discuss about deaths. We all know it's across the news 24/7.


Correct.

Any thread that is posted is up for discussion....appropriate discussion that is.

Carry on,Mark!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Becky i watched awakenings for the first time last night on sky 1
Have to agree great film
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Colin



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

becky sharp wrote:
Correct.

Any thread that is posted is up for discussion....appropriate discussion that is.

Carry on,Mark!


But Mark isn't offering up any informed comment or discussion point - he's merely posting a statement, as in:

mark occomore wrote:
Actor and Comedian Robin Williams who shot to fame in the 70s with Mork and Mindy has died of a suspected suicide


And my answer is, naturally, "Yes, I know".
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

littlepieces wrote:
Becky i watched awakenings for the first time last night on sky 1
Have to agree great film

I thought his performance in it was just exquisite

Amongst many others I saw this tribute to him on Facebook

"We were shocked and sorry to hear of Robin's passing. He was a wonderful and loving human being who was always willing and ready to help others. Our prayers and sympathy go out to his family. May he rest in peace." -Muhammad Ali

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Colin wrote:


But Mark isn't offering up any informed comment or discussion point - he's merely posting a statement, as in:


So what! .... ignore his posts if they are not to your tastes.

Mark was posting about someone's passing in the In Memoriam section of this board - that is what it is for.

He also put a link for all to read concerning Robin Williams

He doesn't have to put anything else on if he doesn't wish.

You have spoilt this thread, to a deceased person, with your pettiness.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see Mark's postings as appropriate to kick-off a thread. Thanks Mark!

OK I sort of liked Robin Williams but to be truthful as a 'comedian' he was too overwhelming for me a lot of the time.

I would watch Good Will Hunting again. Can't remember if I got through Dead Poets Society. Haven't seen Awakenings.
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Toggy



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Colin"]
mark occomore wrote:


I only post comments like this when, despite the media (including Facebook, Twitter feeds, etc) being absolutely full of related information, you then post a link here as if it's breaking news! What's the point?


Did he say it was breaking news? no he didn't. As John suggests it is merely a way of kicking off a thread.
Not everybody has Twitter or Facebook.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyway back to the subject matter.

I have been disappointed but not surprised by some very ignorant comments from some (not here) regarding Robin's suicide.
Unfortunately when depression takes hold it does not matter if you 'have it all' or at least appear to.
Such a shame Robin could not defeat his demons.

On the subject of his films I thought he was a very versatile actor. I loved him in Mrs Doubtfire and Night at the Museum but for me one of this best was One Hour Photo - wow is all I can say about that
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say that while I generally liked Williams' films, "Jack" actually made me physically ill. Someone had to pick me up from the cinema as I was unable to drive home!

I think I've sat through a lot of really bad films thanks to the talents of Robin Williams.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

His wife has revealed Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's Disease also had financial difficulties.

All sad.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The poor guy was really going through it. Sad
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