Cameron Crowe Reflects on Philip Seymour Hoffman's Almost Famous "Magic"

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Cameron Crowe Reflects on Philip Seymour Hoffman's <i>Almost Famous</i> "Magic"

As Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death this past weekend has brought many tributes from friends and colleagues, there is perhaps no more poignant than that of writer-director Cameron Crowe.

Crowe, who directed Hoffman in his 2000 coming-of-age drama Almost Famous took to his own website yesterday to reflect on a remarkable “magic trick” that Hoffman pulled over the course of his portrayal of real-life music journalist Lester Bangs. You can read Crowe’s touching tribute before watching the scene the director refers to below: