Hoffman, Philip Seymour 1967-
Most widely held works about Philip Seymour Hoffman
Most widely held works by Philip Seymour Hoffman
Capote ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,162 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 Holcomb, 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 convicted killers, 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 ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,028 libraries worldwide
In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson was best known as a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas. He seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he was a member of two major foreign policy and covert-ops committees. However, once Charlie is prodded by his major conservative supporter, Joanne Herring, Wilson learns about the plight of the people who are suffering from the effects of the brutal Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. With the help of a maverick CIA agent, Gust Avrakotos, Wilson dedicates his canny political efforts to supply the Afghan mujahideen with the weapons and support needed to defeat the Soviet Union. Ultimately, Charlie learns that while military victory can be obtained, there are other consequences and prices to that fight that are ignored to everyone's sorrow. Based on a true story.
Doubt ( Visual )
14 editions published in 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,027 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 expel 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 its irrevocable consequence.
Cold Mountain ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,915 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.
Savages ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,397 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 his girlfriend's 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 brother and sister must come to terms with painful responsibilities for their father and are forced to struggle with their own personal demons.
Along came Polly ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,295 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 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 mean to really take a chance.
Almost famous ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,155 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.
Before the devil knows you're dead ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,120 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.
Red dragon ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,116 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.
The talented Mr. Ripley ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and German and held by 1,066 libraries worldwide
Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes its better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. He's hired to go to Italy to bring back he playboy son of a millionaire and soon is plunged into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder.
Magnolia ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
Magnolia is a mosaic of American Life woven through a series of comic and poignant vignettes. Nine people will weave and warp through each other's lives on a day that builds to an unforgettable climax.
Pirate radio ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,038 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 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,019 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.
Punch-drunk love ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,005 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.
Mission: impossible III ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,005 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.
Patch Adams ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 956 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."--Container.
Synecdoche, New York ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and German and held by 934 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.
Liberty! The American Revolution ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 864 libraries worldwide
Liberty! is a exuberant documentary about the American Revolution and our fight for freedom. It chronicles the events leading up to the declaration of war and the lasting effects these events had on shaping our country today.
Mission: impossible III ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 793 libraries worldwide
In this pulse-racing, mind-bending action thriller, Ethan Hunt confronts the toughest villain he's ever faced - Owen Davian, an international weapons and information provider with no remorse and no conscience.
State and Main ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 749 libraries worldwide
In order to save money on production costs, a movie production crew moves into a small town in Vermont. The crew soon discovers that their much needed "prop" has burned down, the star can't keep his pants zipped, the starlet won't take off her top and the locals want a piece of the action.
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