David O. Russell’s SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (2012) features an all-star cast – including Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Robert De Niro. The film was edited by Jay Cassidy (AFI Class of 1976) with cinematography by Masanobu Takayanagi (AFI Class of 2002). Earning an AFI AWARD as one of the most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image for 2012, the official rationale read,”SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK is crazy good – a jagged romance that finds a path ever upward from the darkest, loneliest corners of one’s mind. Lighting the way with equal parts wit and pathos, writer/director David O. Russell choreographs a dysfunctional dance between Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, both with extraordinary star turns that capture the danger and the delicacy of devotion. This fractured love story is also a reflection on the fortitude of the American family, with unbreakable bonds married by the performances of Jacki Weaver and Robert De Niro, who again proves his place in the pantheon.”
AFI Movie Club: SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
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