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Debra Granik cuts to the emotional bone with ‘Winter’s Bone’


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/oscars/article/debra_granik_cuts_to_the_emotional_bone_with_winters_bone_20110218

Writer-director Debra Granik is Jewish, upper middle class and a New Yorker. So it is all the more remarkable that her thriller, “Winter’s Bone,” is so accurate in its depiction of life in the Ozarks that, in the words of one critic, “You can almost taste the fried squirrel.” The film has been nominated for four Academy Awards, including best picture and best adapted screenplay.

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