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    Premature Oscar Predictions: The 2014 Best Director Nominees

    In recent years, trying to predict the Oscar nominees in the Best Director category has been especially tricky. In the past, you could just translate over your Best Picture nominees, maybe swap one out for a better-known or showier filmmaker, and you were relatively likely to be correct. But ever si...

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    The Early Gems: Notable Films From 2013's Best Director Nominees

    To send you into the long weekend, we're gonna take a break from the on-screen talent momentarily, and focus on the early work of the 2013 nominated directors. The five nominees (particularly controversial, thanks to the exclusion of Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow) are a mixed batch; from one of th...

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    IW Talks to the Oscar '13 Nominees: 'Silver Linings Playbook' Writer-Director David O. Russell On Making "Cinema That’s About Emotion"

    'IW Talks to the Oscar 13' Nominees' is a daily series running through to this year's Oscar ceremony (February 24) that features new or previously published interviews with some of this year's nominees. Today, we're re-running an interview with David O. Russell, nominated for his romantic comedy "Si...

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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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    Honor Roll 2012: 'Silver Linings Playbook' Director David O. Russell On Making "Cinema That’s About Emotion"

    Russell is all but guaranteed to return to next year's Oscar ceremony in support of his new oddball romantic comedy, which became a Best Picture front-runner after netting the People's Choice Award at Toronto in September. Read Indiewire's interview with the crowd-pleasing auteur.

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    "I Don't Want A 3-Hour 'Django Unchained' Either": Highlights Of Quentin Tarantino's Directors' Roundtable Chat

    One thing that we're really, really looking forward to in the Christmas movie season is the return of Quentin Tarantino to the press circuit. Now that he's finished his eighth movie, "Django Unchained," (which starts screening for press over the weekend), the filmmaker can get on with the busy busin...

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    Oscars: Are Paul Thomas Anderson & David O. Russell Frontrunners For Original & Adapted Screenplay?

    Earlier in the week, Universal got their Academy Awards campaign moving by launching their For Your Consideration site, which included uploading a selection of screenplays for their major movies online. Some feel optimistic at best ("The Lorax," "Snow White and the Huntsman," "Ted"), some are a litt...

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    Mill Valley Film Festival Wraps Its Oscar-Track Film Run

    The Mill Valley Film Festival has concluded its 11-day pursuit of Bay Area Academy members. The festival began with the US premiere of "Silver Linings Playbook," with director David O. Russell and star Bradley Cooper appearing for a Q& A; the film won yet another Audience Award, as did closer "Life...

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    'Silver Linings Playbook' to Open Film Independent Forum

    As part of Weinstein Co.'s ongoing push for David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook," currently at the top of many Oscar pundit's charts in the race for Best Picture, the edgy comedy will launch this year's Film Independent Forum to be held October 19-21 at the Directors Guild of America.

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    Shea Whigham Joins David O. Russell's 'Silver Linings Playbook'

    Shea Whigham isn't exactly a household name you'd instantly recognize, but a quick look at his resume will certainly ring some bells for anyone with a keen eye for the small or silver screen. At least in this writer's eyes, the actor has been doing strong work on a weekly basis as Eli Thompson, the ...

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