Is the work of Steven Soderbergh the most overrated thing ever?

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The man makes me SICK.

George Clooney, butt naked, eating noodles. This must stop.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 14:48 (seventeen years ago) link

Solaris is the Kid A of films. make of that what you will.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 14:54 (seventeen years ago) link

that film suxors

anthony easton (anthony), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 14:56 (seventeen years ago) link

Oceans Eleven was good, as well as Traffic. Thats about it.

Chris V. (Chris V), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 14:56 (seventeen years ago) link

The Limey's pretty good too. Traffic - mehh.

hstencil, Tuesday, 11 March 2003 14:57 (seventeen years ago) link

George Clooney, butt naked, eating noodles.

You wouldn't be complaining if it had been Julia Roberts.

Wintermute (Wintermute), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 14:58 (seventeen years ago) link

Julia Roberts and her bird tits. I think she is ugly.

Chris V. (Chris V), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 14:58 (seventeen years ago) link

I really liked "Traffic", and you must understand the magnitude of my Michael Douglas hatred to understand how amazing that admission is.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 14:59 (seventeen years ago) link

Sex, lies, And videotape - dull, nonsensical, phoney, talky. If only someone had said something way back then...

Julia Roberts...meh. Julia Louis-Drefyus in her birthday suit with a bowl of chicken soup and matzoh balls...now we're talking.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 14:59 (seventeen years ago) link

Traffic was super-hokey! And dumb too: like the fuckin' DEA's gonna put an important witness up in a shitty hotel AND not screen his food AND walk him around in public.

hstencil, Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:01 (seventeen years ago) link

Sorry, Stencil, but the Limey is clearly ridiculous, and was clearly a dry run for Don Cheadle's unforgiveable crimes in Ocean's Eleven. And now they're going to do Ocean's Twelve. God help us, The Core suddenly looks like a work of genius.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:01 (seventeen years ago) link

Soderbergh roXor.

Pete (Pete), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:02 (seventeen years ago) link

The Limey totally kicks ass and everyone should see it. It abandons any pretension or whatever that fogs up a lot of the other Soderbergh films. It also is nothing like Oceans Eleven. It's a lot more straightforward/less ridiculous/and actually more fun (sorry that punctuation doesn't make sense). Though I liked Traffic too.

Nick A. (Nick A.), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:03 (seventeen years ago) link

but the Limey is clearly ridiculous

How so?

hstencil, Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:04 (seventeen years ago) link

erin brockovich was on c5 last night

mark s (mark s), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:05 (seventeen years ago) link

(I think The Limey is his worst film. But just because Terrance STamp's accent is crap - and Get Carter is better).

Pete (Pete), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:05 (seventeen years ago) link

Sex, lies, and videotape is a very sexy movie (if you're into James Spader, which I am - I mean, which I would be if I didn't have such a great bf...).

Sarah McLusky (coco), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:08 (seventeen years ago) link

is terrence stamp's accent worse than albert finney's?

mark s (mark s), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:08 (seventeen years ago) link

i did like the limey and oceans 11 and out of sight.

anthony easton (anthony), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:10 (seventeen years ago) link

Out Of Sight is his best. the least talky, the least silly, the most human. (probably elmore leanord takes more credit for this than does soderbergh) Erin Brockovich is nearly as good except it forgot to have a story.
The Limey, sex lies..., Traffic, all ridiculous but entertaining.
Ocean's 11 nonsense.
haven't seen his weird lo-fi films...

pete b. (pete b.), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:13 (seventeen years ago) link

Out of Sight is wonderful, the rest I find rather meh. I would kind of like Sex, lies and videotape except for the McDowell factor.

Nicole (Nicole), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:17 (seventeen years ago) link

erin brockovich has too much story!!

(i enjoyed it mainly bcz i discovered that my friend nic totally looks like julia roberts as she in in this movie, and i never noticed in real life: so basically for me it wz all abt how my friend nic worked her butt off in skanky too-tight clothes to win all these foax in a small US town lots of deserved money for being poisoned by THE MAN)

(probbly the best bit is, if i told nic she looks like JR in EB, she wd doubtless punch me in the mouth!!)

mark s (mark s), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:19 (seventeen years ago) link

Apptly everything in Mexico is really washed out and yellow. Who knew?

(the orig Traffik is great)

(and wasn't EB, well, a lie [ie company not found liable but settled and lawyers got all the money anyway or some such thing]?)

g.cannon (gcannon), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:22 (seventeen years ago) link

Stamp's is worse than Finney's: he is trying to do a cockernee accent. Really badly.

What Ilike about him is his workman like attitude to film-making.

Pete (Pete), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:24 (seventeen years ago) link

He is a genius for Schizopolis alone.

Andy K (Andy K), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:26 (seventeen years ago) link

well in the movie they settle instead of going to court, and EB gets a lot of money herself (two million out of 33 million?)

haha in fargo it says "based on a true story" and ppl said "is it?" and they said "no" and ppl said "you can't do that!!" and they said "why not? it's fiction ie not true so that includes the phrase 'based on a true story'"

mark s (mark s), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:26 (seventeen years ago) link

i recorded kafka off TV and when i watched it back it was like two hours of pitch black

mark s (mark s), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:27 (seventeen years ago) link

I've had this raging antipathy towards Soderbergh ever since Sex, Lies and Videotape, and I don't see it abating anytime soon.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:27 (seventeen years ago) link

Also it could be based on a true story,. the only thing they changed is the story. Double ha.

Pitch Black was great too. I hadn't noticed the connexion befor but that and Kafka have a lot in common. King Of The Hill is grebt.

Pete (Pete), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:28 (seventeen years ago) link

(didn't see EB btw, I can barely stand Julia Roberts)

g.cannon (gcannon), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 15:44 (seventeen years ago) link

ok but what do you think of my friend nic?

mark s (mark s), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 16:13 (seventeen years ago) link

Is she brittle and boring or does she have a noble nose and perfect choppers?

g.cannon (gcannon), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 16:29 (seventeen years ago) link

I think people like that he sustains new wave-esque tics (="Hi, critics, I'm here!") in commercial contexts. That said I've enjoyed all of his films--the ones I've seen-- to one degree or another.

I suspect Traffic will be unwatchable in a few decades. It's like Stanley Kramer + Alan Pakula.

Amateurist (amateurist), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 16:29 (seventeen years ago) link

I don't think he's made a bad movie. My two faves: Out of Sight (a stone-cold classic) and EB (which is a smart, fun populist kinda flick -- basically The Firm without the way-too-obvious dramatic tropes)

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 16:37 (seventeen years ago) link

I couldn't see what all the fuss was about Out of Sight. Can't remember a thing about it -- there was a scene in the boot of a car.

Alan (Alan), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 16:38 (seventeen years ago) link

Out of Sight is a very slick action movie without much action. Beautifully shot, Clooney's totally loveable, as is J Lo. Their sex scene = one of my favorite scenes in any movie ever.

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 16:41 (seventeen years ago) link

I've watched it at least seven times and it keeps getting better.

Andy K (Andy K), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 16:49 (seventeen years ago) link

Agreed. I've watched it way more than seven times. My old ritual was to watch maybe a half-hour of a movie as I fell asleep each night. The rotation consisted of three movies: Out of Sight, Bottle Rocket and the completely terrible but amazingly watchable Rounders. I love each of them...

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 16:56 (seventeen years ago) link

He's alright, I like the cinematography in his films especially.

He ain't no Terry Gilliam though.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 17:00 (seventeen years ago) link

_Erin Brockovich_ is at best, a TV-movie-of-the-week starring Julia Roberts. Utterly overrated.

Didn't have the heart to go see _Solaris_, myself.

Matt Maxwell (Matt M.), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 17:14 (seventeen years ago) link

I don't hate him...yet, but I do think he's a pompous guy (that whole actors-sign-my-authenticity-contract thing is hysterical). Traffic was a'ight, but the POINTLESS CELEBRITY CAMEOS like Selma Hayek and Benjamin Bratt reaffirm the tre Hollywood quality of it all. Out Of Sight is easily my fave. EVERYBODY involved had something to prove.

Anthony Miccio (Anthony Miccio), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 17:17 (seventeen years ago) link

Did anyone see Full Frontal? I will never go anywhere near it, so perhaps someone can provide a precis? It looked to be insufferably self-congratulatory.

Amateurist (amateurist), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 18:09 (seventeen years ago) link

Soderbergh is a hack, but an interesting hack that can at least competently direct a movie, assuming that the source material is strong enough. Ultra-classic alone for The Underneath, King Of The Hill(am I the only person in the world that saw this?), and Out Of Sight. Since then he's been coasting...

Chris Barrus (xibalba), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 19:49 (seventeen years ago) link

Chris, can you define "hack"? (serious question)

Amateurist (amateurist), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 19:50 (seventeen years ago) link

Is King of the Hill the one about the kids who are living by themselves after their parents die or something? I have vague memories of seeing this in the theater with my sister when we were like 15 and 12 or something. I had no clue that was Soderberg.

Nick A. (Nick A.), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 19:50 (seventeen years ago) link

As Pete said upthread, King of the Hill is great. Lauryn Hill is in it, and so is that Adrien Brody guy.

Andy K (Andy K), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 20:19 (seventeen years ago) link

He's a hack in that he's largely given up on developing his own material. Three of his last four movies are remakes of earlier films and his next film is sequel to one of the remakes. His one "experimental" film in there Full Frontal was basically a throwaway film calculated to maintain his film geek cred.

Chris Barrus (xibalba), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 21:15 (seventeen years ago) link

A hack is a director who doesn't write his own scripts?

Amateurist (amateurist), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 21:19 (seventeen years ago) link

(Oh, Cahiers, what have you wrought?)

Amateurist (amateurist), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 21:19 (seventeen years ago) link

Chris's distinction is between 'developing something that's a new script, say with a chosen/trusted screenwriter' and 'simply remaking a previous film/TV show/etc.'

Ned Raggett (Ned), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 21:21 (seventeen years ago) link

I think everyone would like Atlanta.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 9 February 2019 14:17 (one year ago) link

I want to see Atlanta! It's taking me over a year to get through Twin Peaks 2.0.

I recognized Harry Edwards as a go-to talking head on race in American sports for decades, but wasn't aware he helped bring about the '68 Olympics protest:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_Project_for_Human_Rights

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 9 February 2019 14:20 (one year ago) link

zazie beetz -- how wonderful is it that this is her real name? if philip roth gave a character this name, reviewers would be rolling their eyes. she's lovely btw.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Sunday, 10 February 2019 18:52 (one year ago) link

news I can use

half an hour to go because I was dozing on painkillers the first time and rewatched to catch up, but the tiny bits of basketball are easier to follow than every single other thing about the NBA's contracts and "lockouts" and tactics tbh

and it looks great. the sort-of-flat field is integrated into his approach, with the flexibility of "camera" placement turning that into a somehow bombastic yet intimate visual. Unsane felt more like an experiment, technically, but here he's obviously freestyling wildly with setups and movement and tracking/panning that you can't do with a camera*, yet it's servicing an overall controlled, mannered feel.

*or can do in seconds in situ vs production designing, building, lighting, etc - like the conversation btwn Ray and Sonja Sohn in the bar that's shot from behind the glasses of cherries and twists

remembering I still have** 2/3 of Mosaic left to watch, because a) I loathe watching stories on a phone and b) Sharon Stone went on WTF a few days after I started watching and talked about the ending of this 18-part-plus-other-stuff story, is the work of Steven Soderbergh the most existing thing ever, for a "film director"? Woody Allen has written & directed 47 features in 48 years, plus acting in things and writing other stuff. Studio system and b-movie directors could crack out a couple of features in a year, but very rarely wrote them. (TV directors can turn out 15 hours in a year that shows their style, or more on soaps, but never (?) as writers-directors.)

In Soderbergh's first 24 years as a narrative film director, he made 23 features as director (one of them 4.5 hours long and later released as two), only wrote five of them, but wrote two features with / for other directors, wrote and directed two shorts (one half-hour narrative, one 4-minute artier thing), directed-from-existing-material a feature Spalding Gray doco, directed a feature of a Spalding Gray performance, DPed 16 of his features and one short, edited 11 of the features and both shorts, directed two half-hour stories for television, directed/shot/edited a ten-episode season of TV, and produced half a dozen features for other directors. (Not counting "executive producing.")

In the three years he was "retired" from features, he directed/shot/edited two ten-hour seasons of television, and shot/camera operated/edited one feature (his best film, obv).

In the three years since unretiring, he's directed/shot/edited three features, produced another one, and directed/shot/edited a (let's call it) 18-part, 8-hour branching narrative.

Plus he's going home at night and editing 2001 or his friends' unfinished films for fun! Just adding up by minutes, has anyone else come close?



** oh it turns out the app was decommissioned a few days ago, go fuck yourself HBO

The Very Fugly Caterpillar (sic), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 22:32 (one year ago) link

easier to follow than every single other thing about

lol that the minute I picked back up again, the NBA stuff immediately became a metaphor for Soderbergh's experiments with and failures in self-distribution

The Very Fugly Caterpillar (sic), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 18:34 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Erin Brockovich is very well made, and thank God he hasn't made another like it. It's a Julia Roberts superhero movie; no wonder you poptimists love it. Ed Lachman (dp) and Anne Coates (edit) better than Roberts and Finney.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 13:54 (one year ago) link

High Flying Bird is very well made popular entertainment, and thank God he made it.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 14:05 (one year ago) link

Labor drama that skips the basketball? Not *that* pop.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 14:07 (one year ago) link

Looooooove High Flying Bird. iPhone populism 4ever!

Frederik B, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 14:24 (one year ago) link

Zach Lewis on EB:

The most quotable line from the film is a response to Ed’s questioning of her prerogative power: “They’re called boobs, Ed.” This would almost devise a problem for Brockovich, posturing her as the archetype of troubled-past sexual-aggression that weakly traverses the narrative as a feminist conclusion without an argument. Instead, Roberts’s archetype, purportedly funneled from the “golden-hearted hooker” character from Pretty Woman, embodies sassiness as a confident hallmark, using it when necessary and as a subversive atmosphere when not. As the case accelerates, Ed calls in a big-city law team to handle the formalities; Brockovich is furious as she feels that she maintains legitimate ownership of the case and that the people of Hinkley will not respond to formal tactics. Her curvy outfits disrupt their expectations as she vocally lists phone numbers and complicated personal information of various clients from memory, solidifying herself as the case’s paramount authority. While Soderbergh places keen adjustments to a well-known paradigm, the film ultimately becomes lost in a motherly sentimentality, making Brockovich a messiah figure for the residents for the residents of Hinkley sans unconditional love; her emphasized “I just want to be a good mom” monologue in the beginning now appropriated for the cancer and disease-ridden town. It is a nice gesture and a definitive comment on the parent/career dilemma, but it is troublesome to accept given Roberts’s previous performance of a woman whose life has finally been given purpose via her career. Her reconnection with her kids at the end of the film also suffers; they accept her social-ladder-climbing by relating to the sick kids with whom she is actually spending time — no real catharsis, just narrative happy-ending excuse, an emotional deus ex machina.

https://www.popoptiq.com/erin-brockovich-investigates-the-power-of-performance/

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 15:40 (one year ago) link

Traffic is failed agitprop. I was one of those guys fooled for a few weeks into thinking the fun Erin Brockovich was the less 'serious' film.

The question is, how much 'fun' should a film with people dying of cancer via corporate malfeasance at the center be?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 15:47 (one year ago) link

Erin Brockovich is very well made, and thank God he hasn't made another like it. It's a Julia Roberts superhero movie; no wonder you poptimists love it.

yeah stfu you poptimists

erin brockovich was on c5 last night

― mark s (mark s), Wednesday, March 12, 2003 2:05 AM (sixteen years ago)

Erin Brockovich is nearly as good except it forgot to have a story.

― pete b. (pete b.), Wednesday, March 12, 2003 2:13 AM (sixteen years ago)

erin brockovich has too much story!!

― mark s (mark s), Wednesday, March 12, 2003 2:19 AM (sixteen years ago)

_Erin Brockovich_ is at best, a TV-movie-of-the-week starring Julia Roberts. Utterly overrated.

― Matt Maxwell (Matt M.), Wednesday, March 12, 2003 4:14 AM (sixteen years ago)

Erin Brockovich [...] is really weak though and Full Frontal is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

― Alex in SF (Alex in SF), Wednesday, February 16, 2005 7:00 AM (fourteen years ago)

blokes you can't rust (sic), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:19 (one year ago) link

the subsequent eleven years of approving posts are all from dedicated superhero movie fan Alfred, so fair enough

blokes you can't rust (sic), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:20 (one year ago) link

he likes certain kinds, see also Hoffman as Tootsie

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:31 (one year ago) link

so then EB is as fraught as any well-made Hollywood product

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:41 (one year ago) link

also Brockovich has one of THOSE Thomas Newman scores. Does he still get work?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:49 (one year ago) link

I've more of a problem with the script's caricature of a female lawyer. Every one of those scenes is a cringe.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 18:50 (one year ago) link

Yeah... particularly strange as it was from a female screenwriter. (Check her subsequent credits to confirm that the script is the Achilles heel of this, abetted by Star Syndrome.)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:55 (one year ago) link

shoulda gotten Ed Asner

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 April 2019 02:20 (one year ago) link

I've generally like Soderbergh but I forced myself to watch Oceans 11, 12, and 13 on some flights last month and goddamn if those movies don't get progressively worse with every passing minute. By the end of 13 I wanted to beat every one of their smarmy faces to a pulp.

akm, Friday, 19 April 2019 19:50 (one year ago) link

i only saw O11, which is a decent powdered donut, not a film. Had no interest in the others. Clearly minor works.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 April 2019 19:52 (one year ago) link

i rewatched them last year. 11 >>> 12 >>>>>>>>>>>>> 13.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 19 April 2019 20:25 (one year ago) link

Logan Lucky is the heist film the Oceans movies were prep work for

mh, Friday, 19 April 2019 20:42 (one year ago) link

i should watch that. Yeah, caek's assessment is spot on though I'd put maybe more of a gulf between 11 and 12.

akm, Friday, 19 April 2019 20:44 (one year ago) link

Nah, the Oceans films are delightful, though the first one is far better than the other two. Bad Soderbergh is when he thinks he's an auteur and makes four hour films about revolutionaries.

Frederik B, Friday, 19 April 2019 21:36 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

upcoming:

Thinking of Gary Oldman's German accent in THE LAUNDROMAT way too much. "Do you VANT to go BACK to BUH-nan-UHS?!?!"

— Keith Uhlich (@keithuhlich) September 13, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 13 September 2019 19:10 (one year ago) link

Looks familiar, but I'm down for it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuBRcfe4bSo

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 20:22 (one year ago) link

That looks VERY Big Short.

DJI, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 22:37 (one year ago) link

It's not an iPhone film this time? I just hope it's as greatly filmed as his last two, then I kinda don't care what it's about.

Frederik B, Thursday, 19 September 2019 13:48 (one year ago) link

Not on iphone:

There are certain things that you can do when you’re shooting with a capture device as small as a phone that you can’t do any other way, and that’s great. But there are also other things that you can’t do that are really frustrating. Because of the fact that it doesn’t really have any mass, that can actually be a problem in some circumstances, particularly car work. The phone is so sensitive to vibration it’s kind of useless in a car context, at least for us.

The other thing is, a dolly-based, multiple-destination master is a really tricky thing to do with a phone. You need a camera that you can put on a real dolly head and a real dolly. Those are the kind of things that you have to give up a little bit. And selective focus—with the iPhone, essentially, everything is in focus. So if you’re somebody who likes to create directionality for people’s gaze with focus, that tool is gone. It was nice to be back in a world where I can do that.

also:

Filmmaker: What was behind the choice to widen the aspect ratio during that segment and the use of the anamorphic lens?

Soderbergh: I wanted there to be a different approach for each story branch. Ellen Martin’s is the most straightforward, camera always on a fixed device and very simple framing. Mossack and Fonseca in Panama when they’re at work is always handheld. The Beverly Hills sequence is The Goodbye Girl meets California Suite, a Herbert Ross from the ’70s thing. For (China), I thought it’s like a Bond film. It feels like a spy thing to me. This is the other great thing about being in the all-digital world now, you can do things like this and it’s not a problem. You can change formats in the middle of your movie. I felt like a different vibe would really help.

Also, since making this one, he's finished another film with Meryl Streep, using the first model of a new Red camera that's almost as light as an iPhone, which he intends to carry on with.

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Thursday, 19 September 2019 20:59 (one year ago) link

Lol. This new technology has been so good to Soderbergh.

Frederik B, Thursday, 19 September 2019 21:26 (one year ago) link

speaking of iphone, Apple sent Rian Johnson their new model to play with and he took it outside for an hour or two: https://vimeo.com/361345913

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Wednesday, 25 September 2019 20:54 (one year ago) link

looks like he had fun with it

let his longtime cinematography collaborator Steve Yedlin borrow it now imo

mh, Thursday, 26 September 2019 00:41 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

This is really disappointing. Should have been an iPhone film.

Frederik B, Friday, 18 October 2019 22:19 (one year ago) link

A disappointment, yes. I wanted to bludgeon Banderas and Oldman with a candlestick.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 18 October 2019 22:22 (one year ago) link

Would use this to teach Brecht’s “distancing technique” that heightens the artifice of character to make larger points about societal constructions.

It was fine on Netflix on a Sunday night, would have been disappointing in the theater. Clunky.

... (Eazy), Monday, 21 October 2019 15:48 (one year ago) link

the blah short

johnny crunch, Monday, 21 October 2019 17:32 (one year ago) link

four months pass...
two weeks pass...

"Contagion" is scarily prescient

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 14:46 (seven months ago) link

great revive

Dollarmite Is My Name (sic), Wednesday, 25 March 2020 18:25 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

Hasn't written an original narrative screenplay since Sex Lies in 1989; has to go a few weeks indoors without directing anything, and promptly cracks out a sequel to that last one, an adaptation of a novel, and a rewrite of something else.

Bleeqwot (sic), Thursday, 21 May 2020 22:25 (six months ago) link

bless

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Friday, 22 May 2020 03:07 (six months ago) link

Frottage, Fibs and Fiios

k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Friday, 22 May 2020 03:09 (six months ago) link

http://extension765.com/soderblogh/18-raiders

as mentioned on the Carruth thread, Soderbergh's B&W silent Raiders of the Lost Ark

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 02:36 (five months ago) link

looks absolutely incredible, the Social Network score doesn't work as well

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 02:39 (five months ago) link

four months pass...

Also, since making this one, he's finished another film with Meryl Streep, using the first model of a new Red camera that's almost as light as an iPhone, which he intends to carry on with.

― now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Friday, September 20, 2019 6:59 AM (one year ago)

Lol. This new technology has been so good to Soderbergh.

― Frederik B, Friday, September 20, 2019 7:26 AM (one year ago)

Dianne Wiest also revealed the film was shot with “no equipment. The only equipment was sound equipment. Steven held the camera in a wheelchair and just rolled along. None of the lights, and the trucks, all that stuff that goes into making movies, there’s none of it. There was Steven and this new camera.”

Let Them All Talk on HBO Max in December.

Covidiots from UHF (sic), Sunday, 18 October 2020 23:12 (one month ago) link

https://nofilmschool.com/red-releases-price-komodo

Not quite iPhone weight in the end

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Sunday, 18 October 2020 23:30 (one month ago) link


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