David O. Russell hails big hair, big dreams in 'American Hustle'

December 13, 2013 4:03 AM

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David O. Russell hails big hair, big dreams in 'American Hustle'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Director David O. Russell travels back to the 1970s with its blaring disco music, garish clothes and big hair in "American Hustle," a tale about reinvention, love and survival featuring con-artists, mobsters and an FBI sting operation.

A fictional film built around the real-life Abscam scandal that led to the conviction of a U.S. senator and six congressmen, "American Hustle" last week won the New York Film Critics Circle award for best film of 2013 and a best supporting actress prize for Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence.

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