Robin Williams: Inside The Actors Studio
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* All-new intro by James Lipton.
* 10 never-before-seen scenes.
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When you watch, feel deep pity for poor James Lipton. I mean, he's a serious guy, and he's pitted against the Fastest Comedy Brain in the West. He shows his frustration only once, to the delight of both Mr. Williams and the audience. Williams DOES occasionally give a straight answer (and not a straight line), otherwise you'd think he needs a straight jacket. When he's serious, you can still see the twinkle in his eye. When he's NOT serious (which is most of the time), you'll swear you can see smoke curling out of his ears as the gears in his head grind at warp speed.
The only way this could have five stars is if they showed all four hours of his antics, completely uncut. That said, I'm still pre-ordering it!
Overall, it was excellent, hence 4 out of 5 stars. If they come out with an extended version, buy that one instead.
The DVD version is extremely enjoyable. Everything that made the original broadcast episode so popular is intact, along with additional footage from Williams' live interview. It's futile to say any more about it, because Robin Williams can't be described - you just have to watch him, and repeated viewings are recommended. Sometimes he's gleefully predictable: when Lipton ingenuously asks Williams if he has an introverted side, we know exactly how Williams will respond, and we're just waiting for it. But more typically, Williams takes Lipton and us on the kind of roller-coaster ride we've come to expect from this brilliant comedian and actor. Only two things about this DVD disappointed me.
James Lipton takes up a bit too much of the allotted time, speaking for four and half minutes at the beginning of the interview. There is a dictum among writers: "show, don't tell." Lipton talks at great length, needlessly describing things we're about to see in the interview, when all we, as viewers, want is to see Williams himself.Read more ›
James Lipton knew going in that he was going to have a challenge keeping Robin answering questions, lol! But Robin did show the process of how he used & utilized his talent, and it was a highly entertaining and interesting interview which I will never forget.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Robin possessed a brilliant, quick mind. James Lipton can not quite keep up with Robin's antics...hilarious. Guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Amazon Customer
Robin Williams was a comedic genius and this interview proves it.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
There will never be anyone quite like Robin Williams. We have lost a treasure.Published 3 months ago by robbie
A chance to see Williams' spontaneity. Be sure to watch the added portions as well as the main interview.Published 4 months ago by R. Walters
What an insight into Robin Williams. I highly recommend this one for any Robin fan.Published 4 months ago by Ray T Manning Jr