The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh

The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh

The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh: Indie Sex, Corporate Lies, and Digital Videotape

by Andrew deWaard and R. Colin Tait

Wallflower Press (Footprint Books), $35.95 pb, 202 pp, 9780231165518

In many ways, Steven Soderbergh could be described as an exemplary postmodern film-maker: smart, prolific, and pragmatic, at ease with Hollywood blockbusters and low-budget experiments alike. He knows enough about the nuts and bolts of technique to serve as his own cinematographer, and enough about the science of deal-making to sustain a parallel career as a producer (thirty films and counting, including such notable titles as Todd Haynes’s Far from Heaven [2002]).

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Published in October 2013 no. 355
Jake Wilson

Jake Wilson

Jake Wilson is a freelance writer who lives in Melbourne and reviews films regularly for The Age. Formerly the Melbourne correspondent for Urban Cinefile and a co-editor of Senses of Cinema, he has contributed to a range of print and online publications, including Kill Your Darlings, RealTime, Bright Lights Film Journal, and Meanjin. Some of his film writings are archived on his personal website.

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