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Debating Allen: Separating art from artist

Debating Allen: Separating art from artist

By Tatiana Baez and Clio McConnell

February 5, 2014


Filed under Arts

Dylan Farrow recently published an open letter in The New York Times that calls attention to sexual assault allegations she had made against her adoptive father Woody Allen. According to Farrow’s claims, Allen molested her when she was only 7 years old. Allen, who vehemently denies the accusation,...

Recent death emphasizes SIF importance in NYC

Recent death emphasizes SIF importance in NYC

February 4, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

  This past Sunday, Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his West Village apartment with a hypodermic needle in his arm. We cannot hope to attribute the cause of Hoffman’s death to any avoidable event. What we can do is suggest policies that will protect others from the same fate. It is...

NYU community mourns alumnus Philip Seymour Hoffman

NYU community mourns alumnus Philip Seymour Hoffman

By Clio McConnell and Ife Olujobi

February 2, 2014


Filed under Arts

The Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died in his New York City apartment yesterday around 11:30 a.m. The cause of death appears to be a drug overdose as Hoffman, 46, was discovered with a hypodermic needle in his arm. Hoffman had a history of substance abuse, reaching as far back as his days ...

Hoffman discusses relationship between acting and the mind

Hoffman discusses relationship between acting and the mind

March 8, 2013


Filed under Arts

“The idea to me is to try to not worry about the emotion at all,” Oscar-winner and Tisch alumnus Philip Seymour Hoffman said when discussing his acting method. “Hopefully I will connect to the emotion that is there.” An actor’s relationship to emotion was just one of the many topics discussed at a roundtable e...

“A Late Quartet” finds cinematic beauty through classical music

“A Late Quartet” finds cinematic beauty through classical music

October 30, 2012


Filed under Arts

“A Late Quartet” explores the raw underbelly of professional relationships in the elite world of classical music. Complemented by an accomplished cast, a frostbitten Manhattan and the evocative music of Beethoven’s Opus 131 in C-sharp minor, “Quartet” stands out from its cinematic contemporaries. The...

Paul Anderson’s ‘The Master’ a masterwork in cinema

Paul Anderson’s ‘The Master’ a masterwork in cinema

September 13, 2012


Filed under Arts

Like a child lost in a hedge maze — running into walls, stumbling around, retracing steps, losing sight of time and place — “The Master” unfolds as a complex, elliptical story. Events appear to happen within other events: The film flips back and forth in time without transition. For any other...