After tantalizing glimpses of David O. Russell's “American Hustle” through its trailer and a six-minute preview at AFI Fest, the end result has screened for critics and indeed it seems another mostly solid hit for the “Silver Linings Playbook” director. Alongside its major NYFCC awards win, our review deemed the film “decidedly more admirable than affecting,” but with a limited release starting this week, Sony is pushing for spreading the word even more.
One trademark that has distinguished Russell over his career is that he's extremely specific in making his own material. In a new 80-minute long WGA talk, there are quite a few other insights from Russell on the writing in his films—namely, how he pinpoints each character’s currency, or path into their social dynamics. And if you’d like to see the making of these words brought to life, we’ve got a 8-minute clip of B-roll from “American Hustle,” and also a brief TV spot shining a spotlight of the film’s ensemble cast.
Watch below, and catch “American Hustle” when it opens limited on December 13th, before opening everywhere on December 20th.