The Preseason AP Poll was released this afternoon, and Alabama is ranked as the No. 2 team behind Florida State. Alabama is one of eight SEC teams ranked in the Top 25.
From a new interview with George Miller in the September issue of Empire, available now!
Q: Where does this [film] fit into the series?
GM: I never devised a whole series of stories all that time ago, so you’d have to see it as a stand-alone film, but it has very strong references to the other three, and Mad Max 2 is the one that it refers to most.
“Comedy is acting out optimism.” - Robin Williams
I don’t know how to start this, or even how to write it. I’ve been trying to since I heard the news. By now, I am sure you have all read many Robin Williams memorial posts. That alone is a true testament to how special he was. In a world filled with so many different personalities and sense of humor, it seemed that Robin Williams had something to offer everyone. Yes, EVERYONE. His incredible range in both comedic and dramatic acting created a palette of characters in which any taste could be satisfied. What I have to say about him is really no different than any of the other tributes posted; however, I still want to attempt to put into words what he and his work have meant to me.
Those close to me know I am an introverted and private person; yet, when I talk about and or participate in the things I am passionate about, I become very charismatic and loud (not just in audible volume). Comedy in particular has helped me find optimism within hardships throughout my entire life. Robin Williams had a lot to do with this. From an early age, I was immersed in Mork & Mindy returns, his stand up, and his films. I couldn’t help but be influenced by his intoxicating energy. To me, he seemed fearless, and, even as a child, I admired that and wanted to echo that in the stories I told. He didn’t just show me the value of funny voices and being expressive while I talked; moreover, he instilled in me that you must apply heart and spark of whimsy to each story you tell. Growing up, I had Hook, and Good Will Hunting posters, and Mrs. Doubtfire lobby cards displayed in my bedroom; and, to this day, I still do not trust people who don’t like Jumanji. Then, as I grew older, I was enchanted by Dead Poets Society, and The Birdcage. Theses are not only some of my all-time favorite films, but are influences that have shaped me into the person I am today. For all of this, and so much more, I thank him for his commitment to his characters, and for sharing these stories with the world. I believe that even after death we still have an Earthly presence through the lives we have touched. That being said, he will be continuing to move people, and make them laugh for generations to come. It is fitting that he played the Genie because I feel, even if he didn’t know it, he was actual magic himself. Rest in peace, my friend. I’m going to tell myself you’re in Neverland, or just in the jungle waiting for a 5 or 8 to be rolled.
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