A novel of a against-type that never received the credit it deserved takes on the appearance of a classic film

A novel of a against-type that never received the credit it deserved takes on the appearance of a cl ...

Robin Williams was a force of nature in more ways than one, but his comedic genius and wild energy often outweighed the fact that he was also one of the most talented dramatic artists of his generation. Sure, he won an Academy Award for Good Will Hunting out of four nominations, but you could argue that One Hour Photo was his finest-ever performance.

In Mark Romanek's chilling psychological thriller, the legendary comedian was cast supremely against the type as Sy Parrish, a loner who runs a small developing lab. Unbeknown to the Yorkin family, the happy-go-lucky man responsible for their lifetime of photographic memories has become increasingly obsessed with the clan, with an extramarital affair on the husband's side leading him over the edge.

One Hour Photo was a modest box office success and a decently acclaimed lo-fi genre film, but it never really received the critical acclaim it deserved the first time around. A thread remarking on the agony over 20 years after its release has reintroduced it to the public eye.

Nobody has a bad word to say about One Hour Photo, and the general consensus that goes through the comments and replies agrees with the notion that Williams was so adept at being funny that it was assumed that he could take almost any type of role under the sun and knock it out of the park with such an ease that it was in danger of entering the stratosphere.