Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs: Well, we are now heart-deep in the David O. Russell perspective, as we have our opportunity to view on of his best films, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (2012). It is based on a novel by Matthew Quick, & it was slated for Russell to direct from the … Continue reading SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK @ CSL
Producers’ Film Picks for February 2014 We will have the distinct pleasure of viewing three exciting films all written & directed by David O. Russell. DVD THREE KINGS (1999) Written & Directed by David O. Russell @ 114 minutes. The film stars George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze, Cliff Curtis, & Mykelti Williamson. … Continue reading PRODUCERS’ FILM PICKS FOR FEBRUARY 2014
Evelyn Greenslade (Judy Dench), a romantic optimist in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel: “The only real failure is the failure to try and the measure of success is how we cope with disappointment as we always must. We came here and we tried; all of us in our different ways. Can we be blamed for … Continue reading Silver Linings Playbook: Dramatic-comedy, Comi-tragedy or Tragi-comedy? Does it matter? Questioning the Contaminated Modern Comedy.
[NOTE: For those who care about such things, be aware that this commentary might contain spoilers] I led a discussion of Silver Linings Playbook at The Grand Cinema Theater yesterday afternoon. In the course of preparing for that discussion I watched the film twice, once at a screening earlier in the week and a second … Continue reading Silver Linings Playbook Playback