Cinema: Playtime For Gonzo

Robin Williams stalks a concert stage, conning inspiration from the ether. In a nightclub, a customer's name will spark a from-nowhere verbal riff. And in the course of an hour's interview, he will miraculously inhabit the skewed brains of two dozen apparitions. Among them: a meat-eating Mahatma Gandhi, Gomer Pyle with a case of VD, Elvis Presley drafted for Viet Nam, Wheel of Fortune's Pat Sajak and, of course, a singing hunchback. Here is Williams speaking about his role as Good Morning, Vietnam's gonzo deejay: "God, it can't get any more right than this! If this isn't the right part, then...

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