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Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)

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An intimate look into the life and work of the revered master comedian and actor, Robin Williams.

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Marina Zenovich
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Credited cast:
Robin Williams ... Himself (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Allen ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Altman ... Himself (archive footage)
Roseanne Barr ... Herself (archive footage)
John Belushi ... Himself (archive footage)
Lewis Black ... Himself
Elayne Boosler ... Herself
Kate Capshaw ... Herself (archive footage)
Drew Carey ... Himself (archive footage)
George Carlin ... Himself (archive footage)
Jim Carrey ... Himself (archive footage)
Johnny Carson ... Himself (archive footage)
Dick Cavett ... Himself (archive footage)
John Chancellor ... Himself (archive footage)
Billy Crystal ... Himself
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This intimate portrait examines one of the world's most beloved and inventive comedians. Told largely through Robin's own voice and using a wealth of never-before-seen archival footage, the film examines his extraordinary life and career and reveals the spark of madness that drove him.

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This intimate portrait examines one of the world's most beloved and inventive comedians.


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USA

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English

Release Date:

16 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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En la mente de Robin Williams See more »

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16:9 HD
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Robin Williams: As an alcoholic you will violate your standards quicker than you could lower them. You will do shit that even the devil would go "Dude!".
[audience laughs]
Robin Williams: And alcoholics, we're like assholes, we can't wait to shit on everybody, family, friends... We'll be like: "Fuck you! Fuck you! Go fuck yourself! Fuck you! Fuck! F...". I'm fucked.
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Features The Birdcage (1996) See more »

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Jump into the Fire
Written by Harry Nilsson
Performed by Harry Nilsson
Courtesy of RCA Records by arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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20 July 2018 | by zkonedogSee all my reviews

Recently, I've noticed a particular pattern that HBO Documentaries tends to use for their productions: They aren't afraid to tackle an already-covered subject (like Andre the Giant or Robin Williams), and along with hitting all the important beats they somehow uncover new footage and conduct really impressive interviews.

This is exactly what happens in "Come Inside My Mind". Since his death in 2014 (and probably even before), Robin Williams has been the subject of many a documentary piece. This one covers maybe 70% of the same ground, but that other 30% is the key. In "Come Inside My Mind", I saw footage of both him and his work that I had never seen before. The interviews with his contemporaries are also riveting and seem to add new perspective rather than hit the same old beats.

The bottom line here is that it is tough to make a really good, original Robin Williams documentary these days, but HBO pretty much manages to nail it here. While a scene or two here or there might feel a bit derivative, for the most part this is a very well-produced look at Williams both in front of and behind the cameras.


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