Guest of Honor

Filmmaker David O. Russell on Hollywood’s Silver Linings

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It’s been a pretty good week for director David O. Russell. After accepting honors at the Palm Springs International Festival, David woke Thursday to news that his Silver Linings Playbook had nabbed eight Oscar nominations, including writing, directing and picture. The film handles a tough subject with a deft touch – and a sense of humor. It’s also unafraid to wear its heart on its sleeve, which you could say the same about David’s recent brothers-and-boxing tale The Fighter. He and Rico chat about genre issues and kleptomaniac kids…and then David sings us home.