Saturday, July 4, 2015

Roger Ebert Mulls Switch from "Argo" to "Silver Linings"

Roger Ebert gives "Silver Linings" Oscar chances a thumbs up.

Roger Ebert Mulls Switch from "Argo" to "Silver Linings"

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Oscar voting closes today -- in the days leading to the deadline, The Weinstein Company ran ads in the Los Angeles papers featuring a quote from Roger Ebert, who now thinks "Silver Linings" may upset "Argo." He senses a "groundsell."

The Wrap identifies the Ebert ad as part of TWCs Oscar campaign for SLP, characterized by writer Steve Pond as "we're serious, too." The campaign focuses on the fact that the movie's main character, played by Bradley Cooper, is bipolar.

The Weinstein Oscar push included a trip by writer-directgor David O. Russell to Washington D.C., where he's reportedly met with VP Joe Biden and senators proposing a new mental health bill.

Daily News Film Critic
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