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    Film Independent's Directors Close-Up Series To Feature Affleck, Russell, Loktev, Zeitlin, Fleischer, Sachs and Soloway

    Film Independent's 12th edition of their Directors Close-Up series will feature Ben Affleck ("Argo"), David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook") and Benh Zeitlin ("Beasts of the Southern Wild"), director Ruben Fleischer ("Gangster Squad"), and writer/directors Ira Sachs ("Keep the Lights On"), Jul...

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    Louis C.K. Joining David O. Russell's Abscam Film With Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner & Amy Adams

    Last fall, to the sadness of fans everywhere, it was revealed that the hit show "Louie" would not be returning to the small screen until 2014. Louis C.K. -- who writes, directs, stars and edits each episode -- said, "I want season four to go somewhere new…I'm looking b...

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    David O. Russell on What Bradley Cooper Whispers at the End of 'Silver Linings Playbook'

    The inaudible whisper has become an indie film convention, most notably seen (and not heard) at the end of Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation," and most recently in one of the final scenes of David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook."

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    Why I Love Palm Springs (The Film Festival)

    Just attended the first weekend of PSIFF and we are convinced it keeps getting better - films, people, events. We walk around always here smiling.

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    Exclusive: David O. Russell Talks 'Harvard Beats Yale 29-29' Playing On SundanceNOW’s Doc Club In January

    As you may know by now, we're fans of SundanceNow's Doc Club. Curated by documentary guru Thom Powers, Doc Club has just launched its January lineup, called "Found Footage,” showcasing eight films that make memorable use of, yep, you guessed it, found footage film (check out the f...

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    David O. Russell To Accept Indie Impact Award at Upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival

    Variety will present director David O. Russell with the Indie Impact Award at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival (January 3-14), celebrating the "Silver Linings Playbook" filmmaker for his contributions to the art and business of cinema.

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    Highlights from LA Times Directors Roundtable with Bigelow, Affleck, Russell, Lee, Hooper and Gervasi

    Six directors talk shop for the LA Times' directors roundtable. John Horn is joined by Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty"), Ben Affleck ("Argo"), Tom Hooper ("Les Miserables"), David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Ang Lee ("Life of Pi") and Sacha Gervasi ("Hitchcock") to discuss their film...

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    The Best Films of 2012

    My top three films of 2012 were easy to name, if not to order. Each is amazing, each wildly different from the other two, but they form a trio of incomparable experiences. There’s a deep dropoff from those three to the others, all fantastic --  though more flawed. I didn’t reac...

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    David O. Russell Talks Returning To ‘Old St. Louis’ With Vince Vaughn & Almost Making ‘Uncharted’ & ‘Pride & Prejudice & Zombies’

    In the last seven years, if you tracked every project filmmaker David O. Russell was linked to, you’d likely find over a dozen films that he was seemingly intended to direct. Even in the two years since “The Fighter,” Russell’s been ostensibly attached to myriad projects -- “Mission” with Brad Pitt,...

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    Post-Golden Globe Nominations: What Do We Know? Weinsteins Score 15, But Will That Translate at Oscars? Kidman Lands 10th Globe Nom

    Advantage: Leonardo DiCaprio over "Django Unchained" costar Christoph Waltz in the best supporting actor race, even if Waltz gets the German vote. And SAG "Silver Linings" nominee Robert De Niro, who dissed the HFPA last time he accepted an award, has not been invited back. On the other hand, Globe ...

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