Cameron Crowe sobre Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman esta muerto.

No leo entrevistas a celebridades, así que nunca me di cuenta de que había estado limpio durante 23 años antes de que una pastilla, un día, abrió su adicción. He sido fan de Hoffman desde su actuación en una de mis películas favoritas de mi director favorito: Almost Famous dirigida por Cameron Crowe.

El día de hoy Cameron Crowe publicó un texto en su website en donde recuerda una escena importante en Almost Famous donde Hoffman interpreta a Lester Bangs, mentor del joven escritor William Miller. El texto es un tributo al actor y detalla como el elenco se encontró fascinado por su actuación y preparación

My original take on this scene was a loud, late night pronouncement from Lester Bangs. A call to arms. In Phil’s hands it became something different. A scene about quiet truths shared between two guys, both at the crossroads, both hurting, and both up too late. It became the soul of the movie. In between takes, Hoffman spoke to no one. He listened only to his headset, only to the words of Lester himself. (His Walkman was filled with rare Lester interviews.) When the scene was over, I realized that Hoffman had pulled off a magic trick. He’d leapt over the words and the script, and gone hunting for the soul and compassion of the private Lester, the one only a few of us had ever met. Suddenly the portrait was complete. The crew and I will always be grateful for that front row seat to his genius.

(vía theuncool.com)

 

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