1. Director David O. Russell (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) spoke to Terry Gross about how he doesn’t want to “break the spell” during filming: 

"I knew that [the role] would be exciting and enticing to [Christian Bale] — to lose himself in this person, that’s what actors who love characters kind of live for. They can take some part of their own soul, some part of my soul and the screenplay’s soul, and who they think the real character is … [and] it becomes this amalgam of a human that they get to live in, like in a trance or like a dream during the movie. Jennifer Lawrence has described it as "a high"; Christian describes it as like "a waking dream." …
[When we’re shooting] I’m in the room with the actors and we don’t call “cut” because I don’t want them to break the spell that they’re in. I just want it to get deeper and deeper. I’ll just keep directing take after take while the camera resets or keeps moving through the room and they kind of stay in character whether they’re talking to me or not.”


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    Director David O. Russell (American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook) spoke to Terry Gross about how he doesn’t want to “break the spell” during filming: 

    "I knew that [the role] would be exciting and enticing to [Christian Bale] — to lose himself in this person, that’s what actors who love characters kind of live for. They can take some part of their own soul, some part of my soul and the screenplay’s soul, and who they think the real character is … [and] it becomes this amalgam of a human that they get to live in, like in a trance or like a dream during the movie. Jennifer Lawrence has described it as "a high"; Christian describes it as like "a waking dream." …

    [When we’re shooting] I’m in the room with the actors and we don’t call “cut” because I don’t want them to break the spell that they’re in. I just want it to get deeper and deeper. I’ll just keep directing take after take while the camera resets or keeps moving through the room and they kind of stay in character whether they’re talking to me or not.”

    Photo by Francois Duhamel

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  1. David Edelstein reviews American Hustle, directed by David O. Russell starring Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner.

A ‘Hustle’ With Flow (And Plenty Of Flair)


American Hustle is loud and big. Russell out-Scorseses Scorsese with hyperbolic technique: whip-pans, whooshes, slo-mo, and tacky but great ’70s chart-toppers. He winds his actors up and lets them loose. Bale is outrageously skeevy; Adams uses her blue eyes like stilettos. They put everything they have into scene after scene. The movie is like a slot machine that never stops spitting quarters.
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    David Edelstein reviews American Hustle, directed by David O. Russell starring Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner.

    A ‘Hustle’ With Flow (And Plenty Of Flair)

    American Hustle is loud and big. Russell out-Scorseses Scorsese with hyperbolic technique: whip-pans, whooshes, slo-mo, and tacky but great ’70s chart-toppers. He winds his actors up and lets them loose. Bale is outrageously skeevy; Adams uses her blue eyes like stilettos. They put everything they have into scene after scene. The movie is like a slot machine that never stops spitting quarters.

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    The scene above from Silver Linings Playbook was pretty freaking great, right? Didn’t it just make you want to dance your ass off? Good GIF for a Friday. Speaking of, we re-aired our interview with Bradley Cooper today. It’s a great one. He talks about sexy man poses and his parents, among other things.

    On watching films as a kid with his father

    It was two kids with popcorn in front of them enjoying the film. That was always the great thing about my dad. I always felt like he was my friend. We used to have this game called ‘Would You Put Him in the Movie?’ — or ‘Her in the Movie?’ — and we would have the ultimate film that would have the best actors. [T]he way that we would rate performances in movies is, ‘Would they be worthy of the movie?’ And so we would be watching a scene and I’d turn to him and say, ‘Would you put him in?’ And then he’d say, ‘Mmmm, maybe not.’ So that was the barometer. But outside of that, there was no intellectual discussion about, ‘You see, Son, this is how you set up the protagonist.’ Nothing like that.

    Silver Linings Playbook is out now on DVD and Cooper is currently starring in The Place Beyond the Pines with Ryan Gosling.

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  1. Suzanne Collins’ bestseller about a televised killing tournament has come to the big screen, with a cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence, Lenny Kravitz and Stanley Tucci. Critic David Edelstein says some of the actors — including Lawrence — give amazing performances. View in High-Res

    Suzanne Collins’ bestseller about a televised killing tournament has come to the big screen, with a cast that includes Jennifer Lawrence, Lenny Kravitz and Stanley Tucci. Critic David Edelstein says some of the actors — including Lawrence — give amazing performances.

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  1. Winter’s Bone’s writer Daniel Woodrell, on the ways meth has changed his community in the Ozarks: “Well, it’s been a pretty widespread issue around here for the last 15 or  20 years, I suppose. And from my own house, I could throw a rock and  hit a meth cook right now. And it’s just pretty ingrained, and it’s a  way to make some quick, easy money. You don’t really have to be a master  scientist to cook it or anything, and you can turn a quick profit. And  it’s just, for whatever reason, it really took hold here perhaps earlier  and more strongly than it did in many other parts of the country.” View in High-Res

    Winter’s Bone’s writer Daniel Woodrell, on the ways meth has changed his community in the Ozarks: “Well, it’s been a pretty widespread issue around here for the last 15 or 20 years, I suppose. And from my own house, I could throw a rock and hit a meth cook right now. And it’s just pretty ingrained, and it’s a way to make some quick, easy money. You don’t really have to be a master scientist to cook it or anything, and you can turn a quick profit. And it’s just, for whatever reason, it really took hold here perhaps earlier and more strongly than it did in many other parts of the country.”

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