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Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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New York

[One Hour Photo]
DECORATIVELY BOUND CAST AND CREW PRESENTATION SCRIPT, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY WILLIAMS "I'M WATCHING"
Hardbound script, 125 pages (11 x 8 1/4 in.; 27.7 x 21 cm), half black morocco over cloth with silver-tooled title and film strip motif to front board and spine, all edges silver, marble endpapers, bound by Vogel Bindery in East Hampton, NY. With black-and-white photograph of Williams as Seymour "Sy" Parrish tipped in on fly-leaf with accompanying tissue-guard. Screenplay by Mark Romanek.
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Literature

Dave Itzkoff, Robin, New York 2018, pp. 334-335 

Catalogue Note

One Hour Photo (20th Century Fox, 2002) was the first of Williams' so-called "triptych of evil", three movies filmed in quick succession that explored darker themes. The triptych was rounded out by Death to Smoochy (2002) and Insomnia (2002).

Williams was drawn to the character of Sy Parrish, because he was "intrigued by the possibility that he could cast aside the pressures that came with his usual, antic self and instead play someone so lacking in magnetism. 'They're no longer bound by the laws of likability,' he said. 'You have a character that can be so normal — hyper-normal, and banal in many ways, that you no longer have to be charismatic.'" 

Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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New York