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The cinema of Steven Soderbergh : indie sex, corporate lies, and digital videotape

Author: Andrew DeWaard; R Colin Tait
Publisher: London ; New York : Wallflower Press, ©2013.
Series: Directors' cuts.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Steven Soderbergh
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew DeWaard; R Colin Tait
ISBN: 9780231165501 0231165501 9780231165518 023116551X 9780231850391 0231850395
OCLC Number: 824657532
Description: xiv, 188 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. The Dialectical Signature: Soderbergh as Classical Auteur / Thomas Schatz --
2. Impresario of Indiewood: Soderbergh as Sellebrity Auteur / Thomas Schatz --
3. Corporate Revolutionary: Soderbergh as Guerrilla Auteur / Thomas Schatz --
4. Searching Low and High: The Limey and the Schizophrenic Detective / Thomas Schatz --
5. Returning to the Scene of the Crime: Solaris and the Psychoanalytic Detective / Thomas Schatz --
6. The (B1)end of History: The Good German and the Intertextual Detective / Thomas Schatz --
7. Genre and Capital: New Crime Wave in the 1990s / Thomas Schatz --
8. The Ethical Heist: Competing Modes of Capital in the Ocean's Trilogy / Thomas Schatz --
9. Trafficking Social Change: The Global Social Problem Film in the 2000s / Thomas Schatz.
Series Title: Directors' cuts.
Responsibility: Andrew deWaard & R. Colin Tait.

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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.

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