24 December 2012 8:29 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Honor Roll is a daily series running throughout December that features new or previously published interviews, profiles and first-person stories of some of the year's most notable cinematic voices. Today, we're running a new interview with David O. Russell, whose comedy "Silver Linings Playbook" has been at the forefront of Oscar-talk following its win of the People's Choice Award at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. After seeing Christian Bale and Melissa Leo win Oscars for their performances in his last film, "The Fighter," David O. Russell is all but guaranteed to return to next year's ceremony in support of "Silver Linings Playbook," his new romantic comedy that became a Best Picture front-runner after netting the coveted People's Choice Award in Toronto this past September. Recalling "Spanking the Monkey" and "Flirting With Disaster," the manic and expertly calibrated comedies »

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