The sad news of the untimely death of Philip Seymour Hoffman has led to a flood of appreciations for his special talent for inhabiting a role fully and yet staying himself. As a movie watcher in the 90s I recall Hoffman as one of those actors with a familiar face who suddenly popped to the fore with a role, in his case for me it was ‘Boogie Nights’. Below are a few of the PSH titles in the SVA Library.
To read more about Hoffman’s life and career: NY Times, Slate, Rolling Stone, Vice, AV Club, and Salon.
Boogie nights / written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson – V-F A55 Boo DVD
The Big Lebowski / written by Ethan Coen & Joe- V-F C646 Big DVD 1-2
Almost famous / written and directed by Cameron Crowe – V-F C769 Alm DVD
The Talented Mr. Ripley /directed by Anthony Minghella – V-F M55 Tal DVD
Capote / directed by Bennett Miller – V-F M54394 Cap DVD
The Savages / written by directed by Tamara Jenkins. – V-F J4657 Sav DVD
Synecdoche, New York / written and by directed by Charlie Kaufman V-F K3836 Syn DVD
The Master / written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. – V-F A55 Mas DVD