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.