Thursday, 14 August 2014

There Will Never Be Another You

I go to the movies regularly at my favourite cinema the Randwick Ritz. Although a 'multiplex' with six screens, one of the screens being one of the few remaining art deco cinema auditoriums in Sydney, the complex is a family business and not one of the major chains.

So it is friendly and cheap and has many personal touches lacking in the major cinemas.

As used to be the case in all cinemas when I was a child, the Ritz displays slides advertising current and forthcoming attractions which are screened to a musical soundtrack that changes weekly and recalls the anniversary of some film of the past. It is a lovely practice.

This week's soundtrack is Nat King Cole singing 'There Will Never Be Another You'.

The slide which explains this choice mentions the song was featured in 'The World According to Garp' which starred Robin Williams as Garp. What a thoughtful selection.

Williams was not one of those lookalike celebrities indistinguishable from one another. He truly was one of a kind. Intelligent, witty, interesting but sadly suffering demons.

Robin Williams 1951 - 2014