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13 Ways of Looking at Philip Seymour Hoffman
Posted September 18, 2009 to photo album "13 Ways of Looking at Philip Seymour Hoffman"
From Boogie Nights to Pirate Radio, Hoffman’s body of work never loses sight of his body.
Slide 14: The Rock 'n' Roller (Pirate Radio)
As the American DJ on the scruffy transmitter boat off the coast of England in Richard Curtis’s Pirate Radio, Hoffman returns to the ensemble comedies that he started his career with. For Curtis, whose screenplays are the height of British ensemble comedy, found Hoffman not only to be another hand on deck, but a force that helped steer the production. For Curtis, what was essential was Hoffman’s "extraordinarily naturalistic work, from the moment he stepped onto the set. Phil pointed us towards the M*A*S*H spirit, as I had hoped.”