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Hoffman, Philip Seymour 1967-2014

Overview
Works: 237 works in 964 publications in 10 languages and 47,908 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Fiction  Humor  Film and video adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Spy films 
Roles: Actor, Director, Performer, Interviewee, Producer, Former owner, Recipient, Contributor, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Philip Seymour Hoffman
Publications by Philip Seymour Hoffman
Publications by Philip Seymour Hoffman, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Philip Seymour Hoffman
Moneyball by Bennett Miller( visu )
34 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,678 libraries worldwide
The story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players
Cold Mountain by Anthony Minghella( visu )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 2,673 libraries worldwide
Inman, a young Confederate soldier, is struggling to make his way home to Cold Mountain, NC, where his beloved Ada awaits him. In Inman's absence, Ada befriends Ruby, who helps her keep up her late father's farm. Meanwhile, in his travels, Inman encounters a menagerie of interesting and colorful characters
Capote by Bennett Miller( visu )
42 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,512 libraries worldwide
In 1959, Truman Capote was a popular writer for The New Yorker. He learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Halcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to the town to do research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, "In Cold Blood." He arranges extensive interviews with the prisoners, especially with Perry Smith. However, his feelings of compassion for Perry conflicts with his need for closure for his book which only an execution can provide. That conflict and the mixed motives for both interviewer and subject make for a troubling experience that would produce an literary account that would redefine modern non-fiction
Charlie Wilson's war by Mike Nichols( visu )
27 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,468 libraries worldwide
A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects
Doubt by John Patrick Shanley( visu )
26 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,342 libraries worldwide
1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. Father Flynn is a charismatic priest who is trying to upend the schools' strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier. The Sister is the iron-gloved principal who believes in the power of fear and discipline. With the winds of political change, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James shares with Sister Aloysius her suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without any proof, besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn. This threatens to tear apart the community with it's irrevocable consequence
Mission: impossible III by J. J Abrams( visu )
31 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,275 libraries worldwide
Ethan Hunt has retired from active duty as a super-spy in order to train new IMF agents. He is called back into action to confront the toughest villain he has ever faced - Owen Davian, an international weapons and information provider with no remorse and no conscience. Hunt assembles his team - his old friend Luther Strickell, transportation expert Declan, and background operative Zhen, in order to rescue Lindsey, one of his trainees, who was kidnapped while on a surveillance detail of Davian. It soon becomes evident that Davian is well-protected, well-connected, and downright malicious, forcing Hunt to extend his journey back into the field in order to rescue his wife, Julia, and uncover an IMF double agent in the process
The ides of March by George Clooney( visu )
31 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,049 libraries worldwide
During the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, an up-and-coming campaign press secretary finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate's shot at the presidency
Almost famous ( visu )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,848 libraries worldwide
It's the opportunity of a lifetime when teenage reporter William Miller lands an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine. Despite the objections of his protective mother, William hits the road with an up-and-coming rock band and finds there's a lot more to write home about than the music
Patch Adams by Tom Shadyac( visu )
24 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,827 libraries worldwide
Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just about anything to make his patients laugh-- even if it means risking his own career. Based on a true story
The master by Paul Thomas Anderson( visu )
28 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,796 libraries worldwide
In post-World War II America, a naval veteran arrives home unsettled and uncertain of his future, until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader
Along came Polly by John Hamburg( visu )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,784 libraries worldwide
Reuben Feffer, a professional risk assessor, is not one to ever take chances in any aspect of his life. But when his new bride Lisa leaves him for French scuba instructor Claude on their honeymoon, he finally decides to take a risk of his own. At a party, he meets free-spirited Polly, whom he remembers from the seventh grade. Unlike the control-freak Reuben, she's spent her life living on the edge. They reluctantly begin a romance and Polly introduces him to a new world of spicy food and what it means to really take a chance
Magnolia by Paul Thomas Anderson( visu )
36 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,734 libraries worldwide
"A mosaic of American life woven through a series of comic and poignant vignettes. Through a collusion of coincidence, chance, human action, shared media, past history and divine intervention, nine people will weave and warp through each other's lives on a day that builds to an unforgettable climax."--Container
Red dragon by Brett Ratner( visu )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,605 libraries worldwide
Will Graham is an FBI agent who brought Hannibal Lecter to justice; however, his confrontation with Lecter proved to be a bloody, near-death experience. Retiring from the Bureau, he moves to Florida. However, a particularly grisly killer is on the loose, and Jack, Graham's one-time mentor at the Bureau, asks him to return to duty to find him. "The Tooth Fairy" is a vicious murderer who kills entire families at once, covering the eyes of his victims with bits of a shattered mirror
Savages ( visu )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,517 libraries worldwide
Jon and Wendy Savage (Hoffman and Linney) are two siblings who have spent their adult years trying to recover from their abusive father, Lenny (Bosco). Suddenly, a call comes in that Lenny's girlfriend has died and he cannot care for himself. Lenny suffers from dementia and her family dumps Lenny on his children. Despite the fact Jon and Wendy have not spoken to Lenny for twenty years and he is even more loathsome than ever, the Savage siblings feel obliged to take care of him. Now together, brother and sister must come to terms with the new and painful responsibilities with their father. The siblings are forced to face the struggle with their own personal demons
The talented Mr. Ripley by Anthony Minghella( visu )
28 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,419 libraries worldwide
Tom Ripley (Damon) is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy American shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie (Law). Ripley worms his way into the idyllic lives of Dickie and his girlfriend (Paltrow), plunging into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder
Punch-drunk love by Paul Thomas Anderson( visu )
32 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,373 libraries worldwide
Barry Egan, a shy sad-sack with a great deal of repressed anger that occasionally bursts forth in sudden violent outrages, falls in love with Lena, a co-worker of one of Barry's seven sisters. After calling a phone-sex line, Barry is extorted by bad-guy Dean, who eventually sends four goons to assault Barry and get the money
Before the devil knows you're dead by Sidney Lumet( visu )
27 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,340 libraries worldwide
A stock broker, who is having financial troubles and in need of extra cash, and his younger brother conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. The only problem is that the owners of the jewelry store are their own parents. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed
Pirate radio ( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,218 libraries worldwide
A rogue band of DJs captivate Britain in the 1960s. The music they play defines a generation and the DJs stand up to a government that, incomprehensibly, preferred jazz. The Count is a big, brash, American god of the airwaves; Quentin is the boss of Radio Rock. Radio rock is a pirate radio station situated in the middle of the North Atlantic that's populated by an eclectic crew of rock and roll DJs that include: Gavin, the greatest DJ in Britain who has just returned from his drug tour of America who wants to reclaim his rightful position; Dave, an ironic, intelligent and cruelly funny co-broadcaster; and a fearsome British government official out for blood against the drug takers and lawbreakers of a once-great nation
Empire Falls by Fred Schepisi( visu )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,124 libraries worldwide
A powerful portrait of blue-collar America, a timeless tribute to the inherent decency and good humor that sustains working-class people in everyday life
Synecdoche, New York by Charlie Kaufman( visu )
31 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,124 libraries worldwide
Theater director Caden Cotard is mounting a new play. Determined to create a piece of brutal realism and honesty, he gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in Manhattan's theater district. He instructs each to live out their constructed lives in a small mockup of the city outside. As the city inside the warehouse grows, Caden's own life veers wildly off track. His daughter Olive is growing up under questionable guidance. He's helplessly driving his marriage to actress Claire into the ground. His daughter Ariel is mentally handicapped. He steadily blurs the line between the world of the play and that of his own deteriorating reality. As he pushes the limits of his relationships, both personally and professionally, a change in creative direction arrives in Millicent Weems, a celebrated theater actress who may offer Caden the break he needs
 
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Hoffman, Philip
Hoffman, Philip 1967-2014
Hoffman, Philip S.
Hoffman, Philipp Seymour 1967-2014
Hoffman, Phillip Seymour
Hoffman, Seymour Philip
Seymour Hoffman, Philip 1967-2014
Languages
English (418)
German (28)
Spanish (18)
French (14)
Italian (3)
Multiple languages (2)
Chinese (1)
Turkish (1)
Portuguese (1)
Swedish (1)
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