For #74 of the #DLMChallenge #365moviesin365days on May 4th I watched: The World According to Garp.
Since the passing of Robin Williams in August 2014, I had wanted to catch up on the films of his that I had missed and what better way than the #DLMChallenge?
The World According to Garp is one of his first serious roles from 1982 in which he plays the son of a strict mother. His attempts to be a writer are forcefully controlled by her until she too becomes fascinated in authorship, and winds up a world famous author for women’s rights.
Williams and accompanying cast like Glenn Close and John Lithgow really help sell this world and allow the audience into the lives of women fighting for their rights, and Garp who fights to get out from his mother’s tremendous reach and become his own person.
Garp is truly one of those gems of Williams’ but also of the past that I’ve missed, and been fortunate enough to now experience.
Cinematographer: Miroslav Ondrícek (Amadeus, Awakenings)
Based on the Novel by: John Irving (The Cider House Rules [Screenplay and Novel])
Screenplay by: Steve Tesich (Breaking Away, American Flyers)
Directed by: George Roy Hill (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting)
Robin Williams (Patch Adams, Dead Poets Society)
Glenn Close (101 Dalmatians, Guardians of the Galaxy)
Mary Beth Hurt (Interiors, Young Adult)
John Lithgow (Raising Cain, Interstellar)
Swoosie Kurtz (Liar, Liar, Mike & Molly)
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