The X’s and O’s of Silver Linings Playbook

Published on website: February 14, 2013
Categories: 2-Perf , 35mm , Feature Films , The StoryBoard Blog
(L-R) BRADLEY COOPER, Director DAVID O. RUSSELL and JENNIFER LAWRENCE on the set of SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (Photo by: JoJo Whilden © 2012 The Weinstein Company. All Rights Reserved.)

Director-writer David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook has been delighting audiences and critics since winning the audience award at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. It’ turned out to be a precursor for what was to come as the movie has gone on to be one of the most celebrated films this awards season. The movie has garnered recognition from the Golden Globes, BAFTA, PGA, WGA, SAG, and eight Academy Award® nominations.

Silver Linings Playbook was photographed on 35mm, 2-perf by Masanobu Takayanagi and he primarily used KODAK VISION3 Color Negative Film 5219 and 5213. The cinematographer and Russell decided early on to give the actors “360-degrees’ for their performances, making many of the camera movements spontaneous. Their game plan proved to be the right one, as Silver Linings Playbook is the first film in over 30 years to have Oscar® nominations in all four acting categories.

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Director DAVID O. RUSSELL on the set of SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (Photo by: JoJo Whilden © 2012 The Weinstein Company. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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(L-R) BRADLEY COOPER, Director DAVID O. RUSSELL and JENNIFER LAWRENCE on the set of SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (Photo by: JoJo Whilden © 2012 The Weinstein Company. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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(L-R) BRADLEY COOPER, Director DAVID O. RUSSELL and JENNIFER LAWRENCE on the set of SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (Photo by: JoJo Whilden © 2012 The Weinstein Company. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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Director of Photography MASANOBU TAKAYANAGI (right) on the set of SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (Photo by: JoJo Whilden © 2012 The Weinstein Company. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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(L-R) BRADLEY COOPER, Director DAVID O. RUSSELL and JENNIFER LAWRENCE on the set of SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (Photo by: JoJo Whilden © 2012 The Weinstein Company. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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Director of Photography MASANOBU TAKAYANAGI (right) on the set of SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (Photo by: JoJo Whilden © 2012 The Weinstein Company. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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Director DAVID O. RUSSELL on the set of SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (Photo by: JoJo Whilden © 2012 The Weinstein Company. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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