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2012 Critics Awards: Detroit Film Critics Society

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BEST FILMSilver Linings Playbook

BEST DIRECTOR: David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

BEST ACTRESS Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

List with nominees here.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables

BEST ENSEMBLE Lincoln

BREAKTHROUGH Zoe Kazan, Ruby Sparks

BEST SCREENPLAY David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST DOCUMENTARY Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Full list with nominees here.

One Response to “2012 Critics Awards: Detroit Film Critics Society”

  1. Joe Clinton says:

    Bravo! A romantic comedy/drama is easy to dismiss amonst all the other “important” films out now. It is the execution by all concerned that lifts “Silver Linings” above so many of its genre. I am quite pleased with these choices.

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DENNIS COOPER

The next thing that really changed my world and thoroughly influenced my writing were the films of Robert Bresson. When I discovered them in the late seventies, I felt I had found the final ingredient I needed to write the fiction I wanted to write.

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What was the final ingredient?

DENNIS COOPER

Recognizing that the films were entirely about emotion and, to me, ­ profoundly moving while, at the same time, stylistically inexpressive and monotonic. On the surface, they were nothing but style, and the style was extremely rigorous to boot, but they seemed almost transparent and purely content driven. Bresson’s use of untrained nonactors influenced my concentration on characters who are amateurs or noncharacters or characters who are ill equipped to handle the job of manning a story line or holding the reader’s attention in a conventional way. Altogether, I think Bresson’s films had the greatest influence on my work of any art I’ve ever encountered. In fact, the first fiction of mine that was ever published was a chapbook called “Antoine Monnier,” which was a god-awful, incompetent attempt to rewrite Bresson’s film Le diable ­probablement as a pornographic novella. So I came to writing novels through a channel that included experimental fiction, poetry, and nonliterary influences pretty much exclusively. I never read normal novels with any real interest or close attention.
~ Dennis Cooper Discovers Bresson

The whole world within reach.
~ Filmmaker Peter Hutton

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