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"The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh"

♥ Book Title : The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh
♣ Name Author : R. Barton Palmer
∞ Launching : 2011-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780813126623
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0813126622
⊕ Number Pages : Total 318 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "At the age of twenty-six, Steven Soderbergh launched his career in the film industry with astonishing success. His film sex, lies, and videotape (1989), which he wrote in only eight days, won the prestigious Palm d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, a bittersweet blessing that shaped high expectations for the young director. The film, also nominated for an Academy Award, is regarded by most film experts as a turning point in the history of American independent cinema. The Philosophy of Steven Soderbogh examines Soderbergh's full body of work, from films that brought him commercial success such as Erin Brockovich (2000), to more controversial films such as The Limey (1999), which put his name among the ranks of such celebrated filmmakers as the Coen brothers, David Lynch, and Orson Welles. Editors R. Barton Palmer and Steven M. Sanders introduce readers to the imaginative storylines, philosophically salient themes, and inventive approaches to filmmaking that distinguish Soderbergh's work. Expert scholars analyze Soderbergh's films individually, exploring topics such as the nature of reality in Solaris (2002); the heritage of Enlightenment thought in Schizopolis (1996); guilt, punishment, and redemption in The Limey (1999); altruism in Erin Brockovich (2000); truth, knowledge, and ethics in sex, lies, and videotape (1989); politics as reality and fiction in K Street (2004); and Kantian ethics, performance, and agency in Traffic (2000) and the Ocean's trilogy (2001-2007). Like the Coens and David Lynch, Soderbergh places emphasis on character over narrative, self-conscious stylistic display and visual exuberance, and a deep, often disturbing engagement with the problematic aspects of the human condition. His films take on a variety of cinematic forms, often by joining the traditions of film noir and crime cinema with European styles and themes. By consistently challenging the viewer to question the foundations of knowledge, understanding, and reality, Soderbergh's films have played a significant role in the advancement of American art cinema. R. Barton Palmer Is Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature at Clemson University and the author or editor of many books. Steven M. Sanders, professor emeritus of philosophy at Bridgewater State University"Article| R. Barton Palmer| Statement ..."

"Steven Soderbergh"

♥ Book Title : Steven Soderbergh
♣ Name Author : Steven Soderbergh
∞ Launching : 2002
◊ Info ISBN Link : 1578064295
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9781578064298
⊕ Number Pages : Total 171 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Interviews which chart the rise and fall and rise again of the writer-director-producer's surprising career from 1989 to 2001"Article| Steven Soderbergh| Statement ..."

"Steven Soderbergh"

♥ Book Title : Steven Soderbergh
♣ Name Author : Aaron Baker
∞ Launching : 2011
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780252036057
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0252036050
⊕ Number Pages : Total 132 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Steven Soderbergh's feature films present a diverse range of subject matter and formal styles: from the self-absorption of his breakthrough hitSex, Lies, and Videotapeto populist social problem films such asErin Brockovitch, and from the modernist discontinuity ofFull Frontaland filmed performance art ofGray's Anatomyto a glossy, star-studded action blockbuster such asOcean's Eleven. Arguing that Soderbergh practices an eclectic type of moviemaking indebted both To The European art cinema And The Hollywood genre film, Aaron Baker charts the common thematic and formal patterns present across Soderbergh's oeuvre. Almost every movie centres on an alienated main character, and he represents the unconventional thinking of his outsider protagonists through a discontinuous editing style. Including detailed analyses of major films as well as two interviews with the director, this volume illustrates Soderbergh's hybrid flexibility in bringing an independent aesthetic to wide audiences."Article| Aaron Baker| Statement ..."

"The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh"

♥ Book Title : The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh
♣ Name Author : Andrew deWaard
∞ Launching : 2013-05-07
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780231850391
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0231850395
⊕ Number Pages : Total 256 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The industry's only director-cinematographer-screenwriter-producer-actor-editor, Steven Soderbergh is contemporary Hollywood's most innovative and prolific filmmaker. A Palme d'or and Academy Award-winner, Soderbergh has directed nearly thirty films, including political provocations, digital experiments, esoteric documentaries, global blockbusters, and a series of atypical genre films. This volume considers its slippery subject from several perspectives, analyzing Soderbergh as an expressive auteur of art cinema and genre fare, as a politically-motivated guerrilla filmmaker, and as a Hollywood insider. Combining a detective's approach to investigating the truth with a criminal's alternative value system, Soderbergh's films tackle social justice in a corporate world, embodying dozens of cinematic trends and forms advanced in the past twenty-five years. His career demonstrates the richness of contemporary American cinema, and this study gives his complex oeuvre the in-depth analysis it deserves."Article| Andrew deWaard| Statement ..."

"Another Steven Soderbergh Experience"

♥ Book Title : Another Steven Soderbergh Experience
♣ Name Author : Mark Gallagher
∞ Launching : 2013-04-15
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780292744219
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0292744218
⊕ Number Pages : Total 326 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "How do we determine authorship in film, and what happens when we look in-depth at the creative activity of living filmmakers rather than approach their work through the abstract prism of auteur theory? Mark Gallagher uses Steven Soderbergh’s career as a lens through which to re-view screen authorship and offer a new model that acknowledges the fundamentally collaborative nature of authorial work and its circulation. Working in film, television, and digital video, Soderbergh is the most prolific and protean filmmaker in contemporary American cinema. At the same time, his activity typifies contemporary screen industry practice, in which production entities, distribution platforms, and creative labor increasingly cross-pollinate. Gallagher investigates Soderbergh’s work on such films as The Limey, Erin Brockovich, Ocean’s Eleven and its sequels, Solaris, The Good German, Che, and The Informant!, as well as on the K Street television series. Dispensing with classical auteurist models, he positions Soderbergh and authorship in terms of collaborative production, location filming activity, dealmaking and distribution, textual representation, genre and adaptation work, critical reception, and other industrial and cultural phenomena. Gallagher also addresses Soderbergh’s role as standard-bearer for U.S. independent cinema following 1989’s sex, lies and videotape, as well as his cinephilic dialogues with different forms of U.S. and international cinema from the 1920s through the 1970s. Including an extensive new interview with the filmmaker, Another Steven Soderbergh Experience demonstrates how industries and institutions cultivate, recognize, and challenge creative screen artists."Article| Mark Gallagher| Statement ..."

"Getting Away With It"

♥ Book Title : Getting Away With It
♣ Name Author : Steven Soderbergh
∞ Launching : 2011-06-02
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780571278879
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 0571278876
⊕ Number Pages : Total 224 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Steven Soderbergh and Richard Lester are a generation apart, but theyshare a sense of humour and a passion for cinema. Soderbergh's freshman film, sex, lies and videotape, inaugurated a movementin US independent cinema. Lester's freewheeling work in the '60s and '70s (Help!, A Hard Day's Night, The Knack, How I Won the War, Petulia) helped create a 'new wave' of British film-making. Here, the two cineastes discuss their mutual passion for the medium in a frank,funny and free-ranging series of interviews. Also included is Soderbergh's diary of an extraordinary twelve months in which he ventured into 'guerilla film-making' with offbeatprojects Schizopolis and Gray's Anatomy, before returning to the Hollywood fray with the George Clooney hit Out of Sight."Article| Steven Soderbergh| Statement ..."

"Remakes: "Solaris" by Andrei Tarkovsky (1972) and "Solaris" by Steven Soderbergh (2002)"

♥ Book Title : Remakes: "Solaris" by Andrei Tarkovsky (1972) and "Solaris" by Steven Soderbergh (2002)
♣ Name Author : Anna Zafiris
∞ Launching : 2010-02
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9783640526079
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 3640526074
⊕ Number Pages : Total 28 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject Communications - Movies and Television, grade: 1, Utrecht University (Media Studies), course: Remakes & Parody, language: English, abstract: Thom Patterson from CNN expresses the issue of the remake in a very nice way: Remaking well-known films can be the Hollywood equivalent of replacing the family dog or a favourite bathrobe: sometimes only the old one will do and a replacement is unthinkable." In my case study I will take a closer look at the two different versions of "Solaris" Andrei Tarkovsky's "Solaris" (1972) and Steven Soderbergh's "Solaris" (2002) Is Soderbergh's "Solaris" a worthy representative, replacement or addition to Tarkovsky's "Solaris" or is it just like Patterson describes it, unneeded like the replacement of the family dog? Is Tarkovsky's "family dog" so well-known and respected that a new "family dog" would be redundant? First of all, one should notice that both films are based on Stanislaw Lem's book "Solaris." At least that's what one can read everywhere...but is this so? Is Soderbergh's film a re-adaptation of Lem's book or is it rather a remake of Tarkovsky's film? I would like to analyse in what way the two directors developed the characters in the film having the book "Solaris" as the basis. By analysing the way, Soderbergh and Tarkovsky present the relationship between Hari/Rheya and Chris and how the two directors develop the characters, I will also try to find an answer to the question whether Soderbergh's "Solaris" is a remake of Tarkovsky's Solaris or a re-adaptation of Lem's book. What are the similarities and differences of the presentation of this relationship in the two films? Soderbergh for example never personally said that his film is only a remake of Tarkovsky's "Solaris" but also, or even more, a re-adaptation of Lem's book. This would exactly apply to the theory of Jan Speckenbach, who mentions in his first part of "On the Remake. A cinematic phenomenon" that sometimes the dir""Article| Anna Zafiris| Statement ..."

"sex, lies and videotape"

♥ Book Title : sex, lies and videotape
♣ Name Author : Steven Soderbergh
∞ Launching : 2011-06-02
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9780571278855
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 057127885X
⊕ Number Pages : Total 128 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Like Michael Powell's Peeping Tom, Steven Soderbergh's sex, lies and videotape presents us with a protagonist who can only connect with others through the lens of a camera. Graham is an enigmatic young man who returns to Baton Rouge from a long road trip, mildly irritating his old lawyer friend John and wholly intriguing John's housebound wife Ann. John is conducting a sneaky and entirely sexual affair with Ann's sister Cynthia. For her part, Ann has lost interest in sex, yet Graham's obscurely charming eccentricity stirs something inside her - until she learns that he is functionally impotent and can manage arousal only with the help of a video camera and an agreeably loose-lipped female. Nevertheless, it's the dragging into the open of Graham's dirty little secret that causes all of these characters to confront their own veiled deceits and hypocrisies. sex, lies and videotape won the Palme d'Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, affirming the arrival of a distinctive new talent and signalling the start of a movement among young independent American film-makers opposed to the values and formats of the Hollywood system. Soderbergh's script is an unerringly elegant, witty and literate study of contemporary perversity."Article| Steven Soderbergh| Statement ..."

"Alternative Scriptwriting"

♥ Book Title : Alternative Scriptwriting
♣ Name Author : Ken Dancyger
∞ Launching : 2012-08-21
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781136053702
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1136053700
⊕ Number Pages : Total 424 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Alternative Scriptwriting 4E is an insightful and inspiring book on screenwriting concerned with challenging you to take creative risks with genre, tone, character, and structure. Concerned with exploring alternative approaches beyond the traditional three-act structure, Alternative Scriptwriting first defines conventional approach, suggests alternatives, then provides case studies. These contemporary examples and case studies demonstrate what works, what doesn't, and why. Because the film industry as well as the public demand greater and greater creativity, one must go beyond the traditional three-act restorative and predictable plot to test your limits and break new creative ground. Rather than teaching writing in a tired formulaic manner, this book elevates the subject and provides inspiration to reach new creative heights."Article| Ken Dancyger| Statement ..."

"Steven Soderbergh"

♥ Book Title : Steven Soderbergh
♣ Name Author : Jason Wood
∞ Launching : 2002-01-10
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781848396838
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 184839683X
⊕ Number Pages : Total 97 sheet
♮ News id : oZX0CQAAQBAJ

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☯ Full Synopsis : "Who is Soderbergh? Currently Hollywood's hottest hot shot, Soderbergh burst onto the independent scene with his provocative, multi-award winning feature debut sex, lies and videotape in 1989. With the film world seemingly at his feet the guy from Baton Rouge committed critical and commercial hara-kiri, producing a black and white film about the life of writer Franz Kafka that fell foul of studios and audiences alike. The critics liked it though and they were to stay with him through a lean period, which produced increasingly personal, cine-literate projects which very few people saw. Out of favour in Tinseltown, Soderbergh continued to plough his own furrow, producing numerous notable Indie pics along the way. Though disillusioned with his craft, it was arguably during this period that he produced some of his best work. Thankfully the head honchos at Universal had kept Soderbergh's number on speed dial and when a director was needed to give a little sparkle to Out Of Sight, Soderbergh got the call. Back in the big time - but very much on his own terms - the rest as they say is history for the self-proclaimed luckiest bastard you ever saw. As well as an introductory essay, this Pocket Essential reviews and analyses each of Soderbergh's films. There's a handy reference section listing all the Soderbergh related publications- and there ain't many- and a full filmography including Soderbergh's tireless work as a producer and cameraman."Article| Jason Wood| Statement ..."

"Experimente in Hollywood"

♥ Book Title : Experimente in Hollywood
♣ Name Author : Frank Arnold
∞ Launching : 2003
◊ Info ISBN Link : STANFORD:36105112388058
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 351 sheet
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"Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers"

♥ Book Title : Fifty Contemporary Filmmakers
♣ Name Author : Yvonne Tasker
∞ Launching : 2002
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0415189748
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780415189743
⊕ Number Pages : Total 447 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "From Luc Besson to Quentin Tarantino, Fifty Contemporary Film-makers offers an up-to-date guide to the individuals who are shaping modern cinema."Article| Yvonne Tasker| Statement ..."