06 March 2006

I ♥ Philip Seymour Hoffman

Freshman year at MIT, I got a book for Christmas from an ex-boyfriend. I had given him a book (but I actually bought it, wrapped it, and slapped a card on it), and he kind of ran to his room and said, "I meant to give this to you and wrap it and everything, but...well. Here." In other words, he ran into his room and pulled a non-Course-6 book off of the shelf and handed it to me.

The book was A Confederacy of DUNCES by John Kennedy Toole. I think there was a big fuss about it a few years ago because of the New York Times, but I didn't keep up with that sort of thing at the time. Even though I started getting into it, I had very little time for pleasure reading then. I got a little over a quarter of the way through it and just stopped, put it on my bookshelf, and forgot about it for a while.

For years, apparently, there's been a buzz about Philip Seymour Hoffman playing Ignatius J. Reilly. Given that he won Best Actor last night, maybe this will be something that finally gets pushed through and off the ground (and I have to say, if I could have hand picked an Ignatius Reilly, it would be Hoffman).

I will be prepared for this! I got about 30 pages into it last night, and if and when this movie comes out, I will have read the book and will have no excuses! Hooray! Either way, It's been four years. It's about stinking time I finish this book.

P.S. - I have a confession to make that makes me feel a little bit durty. The only person who knew this until today was Harvard, but I feel it's time to let the world know, just to clear the air. See, I have a bit of a celebrity crush on Hoffman. The thing is, and the reason I feel this is most dirty, my first exposure to Hoffman was the movie Happiness. If you haven't seen it - well, I recommend it, but it's not for the faint of heart! Also, it will make you rethink being friends with me, because, well...if Phil asked me to marry him tomorrow, and even have his babies, the answer would probably be yes (rather, it would be "OMG YES, YES, A MILLION TIMES YES!!!"). This also works if you've seen The 25th Hour, kind of.

Now Reading: A Confederacy of DUNCES by John Kennedy Toole
Now Watching: Gilmore Girls Season 4

1 comment:

Skylar said...

While I do agree with Hoffman being an amzing actor, Capote really got to me, I dont know if I would go so far as to want him to have my children. Maybe I have not seent he same movies you have, but then again, he is in Mission Impossible III, so he might be contaminated by Cruise-contact. We shall see