TruffleShuffle Pays Tribute to Robin Williams

A very sad day here at TruffleTowers, we recently learnt about the passing of one of our most-loved and globally cherished Oscar-winning actors and comedian Robin Williams.

Over the years and for as long as we can remember, he has given us some of the very best movie characters and performances. He was surely one of the greatest performers ever and has been described by many as a genius in his field. He will be greatly and deeply missed by all.

To help celebrate this great man and pay tribute to his outstanding career, we thought we would put together just a few of our favourite moments and characters for all to see. Take a look at some of our top Robin Williams memories and relive these classic moments….
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Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Starting things with a bang, this is easily one of his best films and one that everyone will remember. We loved his frantic nature that seemed a great mix of comedy and hard hitting serious acting that really made you think. The story follows a slighty….unorthodox and irreverent DJ who begins to shake up things in his own special way when he is assigned to the US Armed Services Radio station in Vietnam during the conflict. A classic case of breaking the rules to do the right thing, this is certainly one he will be forever remembered for.
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Mrs Doubtfire (1993)
This has to be one of Williams’ most iconic roles and only further showed us his exceptional talent to really become totally different people. Although perhaps the idea of a father dressing up as an old woman so he can look after his kids while their mother is at work sounds…well…plain weird, its execution was simply genius and very heartwarming. Surely a classic kids film right here that we can all still enjoy.
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Jack (1996)
Perhaps not one of his biggest roles but certainly one we will always remember, Jack followed the story of a ‘young’ lad who because of an unusual aging disorder meant he aged four times faster than normal which essentially left a child’s mind in an adults body. Another really heartwarming story with his struggles and of course the fun that he get’s up to that we wish we still could. Yet again, another totally outstanding performance and totally captivating.
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Good Will Hunting (1997)
Another fantastic role and performance yet again showing off Robins ability to play anything from a young playful child, an old funny woman, to here a more serious and engrossing character. Williams played therapist Sean Maguire who attempts to help troubled genius Will Hunting (a janitor at M.I.T) get past his issues and do something with his life. This film bagged him an Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Brilliant!
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Hook (1991)
Directed by Spielberg and starring Robin as the iconic Peter Pan and Dustin Hoffman as (Captain) Hook, this amazing film tells the story of what happened after Peter Pan left Neverland. Now all grown up and a successful corporate lawyer, Peter has forgotten his childhood, but after Hook kidnaps his kids, he is forced to go back and save them and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy. We all know and love that classic food right scene right??
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Jumanji (1995)
Another childhood classic right here, Jumanji is the amazing 90s story that follows two kids and a magical boardgame that brings things and adventure to life with every turn. They start playing and release a man called Alan Parrish (Robin) from the game who had been trapped for years trying to survive the game. The only way to end the madness is to complete the game and take on whatever that may bring. A great tale and amazing performances all round.
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Aladdin (1992)
Certainly one of our favourte Disney films ever! Aladdin follows the story of a young street urchin who accidentally meets the Princess (Jasmine). They fall in love but are troubled as Jasmine can only marry a Prince, Prince Ali. Despite all this action and of course singing, the real love story is between the audience and Robin’s role of the larger than life Genie who steals the show. Just like in Good Morning, Vietnam, Williams was allowed a certain amount of freedom for cracking jokes and impressions, which only further shows his flexibility and brilliance.
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So there you have them folks. We could really  go on with even more amazing examples of how this great man touched all of our lives and became a huge part of whatever he was working on. He achieved so much and has spread so much joy through the world, it really is such a deep loss and he will be missed by all who knew him and knew his work.What are you best memories of this great man? Any favourite performances or roles? Share your thoughts with us by leaving a comment below.
Rest in Peace

xoxo

The Weekly Retro Movie Rundown 89

Herman’s Hermits it’s the Weekend!

So as the night creeps in and we get a little sleepy, let us slip into our matching his and hers polka dot pyjamas before we climb into a big comfy king sized bed of retro movie magic, so we can rest our heads on fluffy pillows of cinematic magnificence, while we drift off gently to the land of celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 8TH MARCH

Curly Sue (1991) ITV2 2:45 pm-4:50 pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A homeless conman takes a nine-year-old street urchin under his wing and together they set about devising a scheme to swindle a rich corporate lawyer, unaware that meeting her will mark the start of an altogether new life. Family comedy, starring James Belushi, Kelly Lynch, Alisan Porter, John Getz and Steve Carell.

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) E4 9:00 pm-11:05 pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Wisecracking Detroit detective Axel Foley returns to Los Angeles to investigate the shooting of an old friend, and uncovers a connection with a spate of violent robberies carried out by a criminal who leaves a mysterious calling card. Comedy thriller sequel, with Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Ronny Cox and Brigitte Nielsen

Beverly Hills Cop II

Blades of Glory (2007) BBC3 9:15 pm-10:45 pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
A bad boy figure skater and his effeminate arch-enemy are banned from the sport after their intense rivalry results in a brawl. However, the pair find a loophole in the regulations allowing them to enter the world championships as the first ever same-sex pair – if they can put aside their differences long enough to compete. Comedy, starring Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Will Arnett and Amy Poehler

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Film4 1:50 am-3:55 am (2 hours 5 minutes)
A young strait-laced couple stranded by a storm take shelter in an eerie castle, where they are enticed into the weird world of a menagerie of debauched characters – presided over by a mad sex-crazed transvestite scientist – and undergo a startling transformation as they let go of their inhibitions. Cult musical, with Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and the show’s creator Richard O’Brien

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Ladies Rocky Horror Picture Show Lips Scoop Neck T-Shirt from Junk Food

SUNDAY 9TH MARCH

Clueless (1995) Film4 4:50 pm-6:45 pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A rich high-school student uses all her charm and financial clout to boost a new pupil’s image, but soon finds she has created a monster – while her own popularity suffers in the process. Comedy inspired by Jane Austen’s Emma, starring Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy and Paul Rudd.

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Batman & Robin (1997) ITV2 7:30 pm-10:00 pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
The caped crusader and his sidekick take on the villainous Mr Freeze, who plans to destroy Gotham City with an icy doomsday weapon unless his demands are met. The dynamic duo also have to contend with femme fatale Poison Ivy, who is determined to drive a wedge between them. Comic-book adventure, starring George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Uma Thurman and Chris O’Donnell.

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Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Film4 9:00 pm-11:20 pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
A fast-talking US Army disc jockey is sent to entertain the GIs in 1960s Saigon, but he enrages the military top brass by blasting the airwaves with his irreverent and controversial view of the conflict in South-East Asia. Comic drama, starring Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker and Bruno Kirby

Good Morning, Vietnam

Shaun of the Dead (2004) Syfy 9:00 pm-11:10 pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
An unambitious 29-year-old man trapped in the job from hell and recently dumped decides to get his life back on track. Unfortunately, he has to put his plans on hold when zombies rise from their graves and stalk the streets of London’s suburbs to feast on the living. Comedy horror, starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kate Ashfield, Dylan Moran, Lucy Davis, Bill Nighy and Penelope Wilton

Shaun Of The Dead T-Shirt
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Whatever you get up to this Weekend remember double flush for courtesy and all ways enjoy yourselves.