David O. Russell IS Donald Trump!!! (WHAT A TWIST!)
Well, this is walking distance from my house...guess I know what I'll be doing later today.
I always felt like they were very influenced by Sam Rami and his use of a stylized POV for the Force shots in "Evil Dead" (https://youtu.be/4MpZBIkIB3I?t=27s), on which Joel was an assistant editor. In fact, I believe that Barry Sonnenfeld, the DP on their first feature "Blood Simple", used the same technique of mounting the camera to 2x4s in the sequence where Marty gets kicked in the balls (https://youtu.be/p6XV7oYBMG4?t=54s).