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Steven Soderbergh
Interviews, Revised and Updated

Edited by Anthony Kaufman

256 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, introduction, chronology, filmography, index

9781628462098 Printed casebinding $50.00S

9781496820341 Paper $25.00T

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"I've always had one foot in and one foot out of Hollywood."

The long and prolific career of Steven Soderbergh (b. 1963) defies easy categorization. From his breakout beginnings in 1989 with sex, lies, and videotape to 2013, when he retired from big-screen movie-making to focus on other pursuits including television, the director's output resembles nothing less than an elaborate experiment. Soderbergh's Hollywood vehicles such as the Ocean's Eleven movies, Contagion, and Magic Mike appear alongside risky, unconventional, outside-the-box, and low-budget exercises such as Schizopolis, Bubble, and The Girlfriend Experience.

This updated edition details key career moments: his creative crisis surrounding his fourth film, The Underneath; his rejuvenation with the ultra-low-budget free-style Schizopolis; the mainstream achievements Erin Brockovich, Traffic, and the Ocean's films; and his continuing dedication to pushing his craft forward with films as diverse as conspiracy thrillers, sexy dramas, and biopics on Che Guevera and Liberace.

Spanning twenty-five years, these conversations reveal Soderbergh to be as self-effacing and lighthearted in his later more established years as he was when just beginning to make movies. He comes across as a man undaunted by the glitz and power of Hollywood, remaining, above all, a truly independent filmmaker unafraid to get his hands dirty and pick up the camera himself.

ANTHONY KAUFMAN, Evanston, Illinois, is an assistant professor at the New School and film journalist. He has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Village Voice, Slate, Variety, Wall Street Journal, and other publications.

256 pages (approx.), 6 x 9 inches, introduction, chronology, filmography, index