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Monday 3 February 2014

RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014)

Providing the voice of Max Jerry Horowitz in the 2009 Australian clay-animated black comedy-drama film Mary and Max was one of many achievements in the short but forever memorable career of Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Mr Hoffman died last night, aged 46.

The ending of Mary and Max, to the tune of The Humming Chorus by Nana Mouskouri, says it all, really ...


Richard P said...

Dammit! I learned of PSH's death from the title of your post. He always did look sickly ... but age 46?? It is such a waste. He was really a gifted actor.

Bill M said...

Very fitting ending.

He was so young. Sad.

Robert Messenger said...

Thank you Richard and Bill.
95 per cent of PSH's movies were brilliant, and he was brilliant in all of them.
The line from "Mary and Max" that "Sometimes perfect strangers can make the best of friends" is, I think, SO true of the Typosphere.
Naturally, I think of you two as classic examples, although I am now fortunate enough to have met Richard (and thus recognise some of his most charming characteristics in Al Cody).
I gather that Mary and Max did not qualify for an Oscar - it would have romped it in, surely - because it was not registered in the US. In other words, the Oscars do not always recognise the very best movies made around the world each year, but only those registered in the US!
So I am wondering if anyone in the US saw it. Such a tragedy if they did not. A great movie.