His performance in “Death of a Salesman” is his best work EVER. No other human being could be that powerful, sorrowful, domineering, cowering, and sympathetic in one performance. Hoffman is wonderful and I will never forget seeing him on stage.
Saw The Master yesterday and it did not disappoint. I’m still puzzling through it and would like to see it again at some point. The score and look of the film is excellent. The film hit me in a different way then There Will Be Blood- made me question more my view of myself and how I interact with people, over questioning my view of religion and community. I thought Joaquin Phoenix was mesmerizing, but in a way I’ve never seen before on film. He plays THE most unsympathetic, degrading, unhinged, un-redeemable character. I don’t know how he did it and I don’t care to find out. Philip Seymour Hoffman is a true master. His character is so wonderfully mannered and utterly beguiling. Amy Adams kind of scared me. I thought she was brilliant and I’m going to have to think more about her role.
Anyway, another PTA masterpiece for sure.