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February 3, 2014


There's a whole lot written about Philip Seymour Hoffman out there.  Not to be unkind, but a lot of it (most of it?) is daffy self-important bullshit, stuff that's more about the author than about Phil, stuff that gets basic facts wrong, stuff written by people who have sadly "fallen in love with writing."  None it is a mortal sin or anything, but gosh it's cloying.

But I will say this: I don't think Phil had any idea his passing could rip a hole in so, so many hearts.  But maybe that was part of the problem.

And those were a couple sentences that were absolutely no fun to write.

Posted by mrbrent at 12:27 PM