DAVID O. RUSSELL

The latest film from David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook, recently won the People’s Choice Award at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. His other films include Spanking the Monkey (1994), Flirting with Disaster (1996), Three Kings (1999), I Heart Huckabees (2004), and The Fighter (2010).

 

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Silver Linings Playbook wins Toronto Film Festival People’s Choice Award
David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook won the Blackberry People’s Choice Award at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival, which concluded with a ceremony this afternoon.

Silver Linings Playbook: NY Times Review
Mr. Russell, on the other hand, a virtuoso of chaos, has supreme command over a movie that regularly feels as if it’s teetering on the edge of hysteria, in respect to the characters and director both. But Mr. Russell doesn’t just choreograph bedlam, he also tames it, and worrying that it might all go kablooey with one shout too many is one of the pleasures of his work, which includes films like the aptly titled “Flirting With Disaster.” Like a singer who quavers tauntingly, thrillingly close to going off-key, Mr. Russell never loses control. Watching him pull back from the brink can be a delight.