David O. Russell is an audiophile. Exhibit A: Jennifer Lawrence belting out Wings’ “Live and Let Die” in American Hustle. “Each thing is specific, as is ‘I Feel Love’ by Donna Summer and all the Jeff Lynne music from ELO [Electric Light Orchestra],” explains the 56-year-old director.
Warning! Possible spoilers ensue: A 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' extra has revealed major plot details.
One of the obvious benefits to making a biopic about a famous painter: getting to use that artist’s work for your movie poster. There’s no mistaking the distinct creations of Margaret Keane, whose oil paintings are characterized by waifs with oversized, doughy-dark eyeballs. Early buzz around this drama, which focuses on the life of Keane (Amy Adams) and her husband, Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who for many years claimed credit for her work, is that it marks macabre master Tim Burton’s “most normal” or “least weird” film in years.
There were a lot of stellar casts last year, but you’d be hard-pressed to find one with such illustrious star-power as the ensemble in “American Hustle .” You certainly won’t find one with more Oscar noms. David O’Russell’s disco-age caper earned nominations in all four acting categories — Christian Bale for Best Actor, Amy Adams for Best Actress, Jennifer Lawrence for Best Supporting Actress, and Bradley Cooper for Best Supporting Actor. And to be honest with you, Jeremy Renner could have been the biggest snub on Oscar nomination day.
The Dark Knight Trilogy: Screen Test See Christian Bale test for the role of Batman in this bonus feature from the Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray.