This post is a SYNContinuation to Loren COLEMAN‘s “Robin Williams, Former Trident Busboy, Dies By The Sea.” In Coleman’s post, he mentions the TRIDENT in connection to Robin Williams, which has been a popular theme this year. Here are some SEA-worthy things I noticed while watching The Birdcage recently. I don’t know if it’s just me, but it seems many films starring Robin Williams have been added to Netflix since his transition. The Birdcage is one of them.
A ROBIN is a type of BIRD. In The BIRDcage, ROBIN Williams plays Armand Goldman, a South Beach drag club owner married to Albert Goldman, played by Nathan Lane. The setting takes place in South Beach, Florida–a geographical place by the OCEAN and another connection to NEPTUNE.
In The Birdcage, Robin Williams’ character “Armand Goldman” alters his last name to COLEMAN to hide his Jewish ancestry when meeting the Keeleys. This syncs up with Loren COLEMAN.
Another thing Coleman mentions in his post is that Robin Williams’ favorite animal is the DOLPHIN. He notes that they are the “clowns of the OCEAN.” This, you may see for yourself in the documentary below starring Robin Williams titled “In the Wild Dolphins with Robin Williams.” What I find interesting is that in the beginning of this film, Robin is seen on the BEACH with a DOG (named “Flipper”). The documentary was released in 1994 (in the UK), which was the Chinese year of the DOG.
In the above documentary, Williams mentions that cows are distant cousins to dolphins and whales. Perhaps this is where the name “sea COW” comes from. I wrote about sea COWs here. As above, so below.
In The Birdcage, Williams makes a reference to DOLPHINS twice in the movie.
He mentions the god NEPTUNE as well.
And then Williams mentions the HORSE.
When WIlliams’ costar, Nathan Lane asks the Keeleys where they are staying in Florida, Dianne Wiest (Mrs. Keeley) replies with “FISHER Island.” This syncs back to another one of Williams’ films–“The FISHER King.”