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WATCH: Lovely 20-Minute Tribute to the Career of Philip Seymour Hoffman

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood March 5, 2014 at 1:52PM

Editor and filmmaker Caleb Slain was inspired to make "P.S. Hoffman," a moving 20-minute tribute to the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman. Watch below. Per Slain's description of the tribute, it took him 200 hours to condense Hoffman's 47 films into the piece.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman in 'The Master'
Philip Seymour Hoffman in 'The Master'

Editor and filmmaker Caleb Slain was inspired to make "P.S. Hoffman," a moving 20-minute tribute to the late, great Philip Seymour Hoffman. Watch below. Per Slain's description of the tribute, it took him 200 hours to condense Hoffman's 47 films into the piece.

The result is effective, with Hoffman's varied and often profound performances edited together to form a cohesive whole.

The Academy put Hoffman as the final name and face in their "In Memoriam" tribute at the 86th Oscars on Sunday, speaking to the devastating effect the actor's death has had on fans and the film community alike. Public memorials are set for this spring in both New York City and Hoffman's hometown of Rochester.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.