Philip Seymour Hoffman. Just say it. Once. Twice. Okay, go for a third time. Doesn’t it feel great? Of course it does. That’s because the man’s a fucking genius, dating all the way back to his work in 1992’s Scent of a Woman (and even 1993’s My Boyfriend’s Back). If you haven’t been subscribing to his catalogue, then you’re frankly living a sad, sad life.
For those Hoffman-ites out there, things just got better. Apparently, indie-sensation Grizzly Bear is responsible for scoring the man’s latest film, his directorial debut, Jack Goes Boating, which has been causing quite a ruckus at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. There’s a reason “apparently” is used above, however.
According to TwentyFourBit, there’s a bit of mystery surrounding the film’s score, as there are differentiating reports from both The Hollywood Reporter and Variety as to who primarily scored the film. The Hollywood Reporter insists that “Evan Lurie of the Lounge Lizards is responsible for the films ‘gentle, piano-centric score,’ while Jay-Zs favorite new band provide ‘feathery, cerebral harmonies.'” However, Variety lists “music, Grizzly Bear; additional music, Evan Lurie. So, who knows what to believe!
In hindsight, the prospect of Grizzly Bear and PSH together on-screen is just too good to be true. In fact, it might cause mass hysteria, as in dogs and cats living together, girlfriends eating boyfriends, and people actually buying chocolate licorice. But on second thought, perhaps PSH is Grizzly Bear.
Oh, someone declare shenanigans, already.
The World’s True Genius At His Best…