"I’m grateful to carry the banner for the cinema we’ve been making...which is the banner of salt of the Earth, ordinary people who become extraordinary in some way."
The BAFTA winning film producer David O Russell delivered a prestigious film lecture on 19th December 2016 at the BAFTA headquarters, 195 Piccadilly, London .
His lecture was timed directly after the release off of his latest film ‘Joy,’ which as revealed in yesterdays article, is an Oscar Nominee in the 88th Oscars next month. His lecture did not only have weight due to his latest film endeavor, but his consistency in success with a total of nine top hit films, including "The Fighter," "Silver Linings Playbook," and "American Hustle."
Russell spoke with refreshing honesty about his twenty-plus year career from an underdog who endured personal strife to a satisfied man as much as he is a Hollywood hit-maker.
The lecture was aimed at inspiring and inspiring practitioners and the public, by providing insight into the experiences and outstanding creative achievements of some of the world’s most compelling filmmakers.
He discussed his work and the influences behind his films. He began by acknowledging his own work the talking about the start of his cinematic journey where David Lean was an early influencer. Then he talks about his son’s diagnosis of mental health.
The lecture was ended with this quote: