A Journey Through Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Lifetime In Cinema

Writer, editor and director Caleb Slain has created something quite special entitled, P.S. Hoffman (A Tribute),which is a memorial to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman that showcases the entire library of his work. After the emotional montage piece at the Oscars a few nights ago, we were all once again reminded of the magnitude of Hoffman’s work and this is a perfect way to revisit his finest moments.

This 20 minute film is entitled “A post-script journey through Philip Seymour Hoffman’s lifetime in cinema” is a timely reminder of his legacy.

Caleb is quoted as saying “200 hours of work went into breaking down 47 of Hoffman’s films. Compiling his legacy has been one of the most challenging experiences I’ve ever faced as an editor, and yet indescribably rewarding. I can assure you that after 22 years on screen and nearly fifty films, we now look at the work of an actor who never had a single dishonest moment on camera. I know because I’ve seen them all. Please take a breather and raise your glasses to one of our greatest.”

For anyone wanting to hunt down some of the lesser known titles in the list, there is a list of all the featured works contained in the video at the end of this post.

FEATURED WORKS

2012 A Late Quartet
2012 The Master
2011 Moneyball
2011 The Ides of March
2010 Jack Goes Boating
2009 The Invention of Lying
2009 Pirate Radio
2009 Mary and Max
2008 Doubt
2008 Synecdoche, New York
2007 Charlie Wilson’s War
2007 Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
2007 The Savages
2006 Mission: Impossible III
2005 Capote
2005 Empire Falls (TV Movie)
2004 Along Came Polly
2003 Cold Mountain
2003 Mattress Man Commercial (Video short)
2003 Owning Mahowny
2002 25th Hour
2002 Punch-Drunk Love
2002 Love Liza
2000 Almost Famous
2000 State and Main
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley
1999 Magnolia
1999 Flawless
1998 Patch Adams
1998 Happiness
1998 The Big Lebowski
1998 Next Stop Wonderland
1998 Montana
1997 Boogie Nights
1996 Twister
1996 Hard Eight
1994 Nobody’s Fool
1994 When a Man Loves a Woman
1993 Money for Nothing
1993 My Boyfriend’s Back
1992 Scent of a Woman
1992 Leap of Faith
1991 Law & Order

I suspect there will be more than a few of you out there filling up your Netflix list, immediately after watching Caleb’s video.

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