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The philosophy of Steven Soderbergh

Author: R Barton Palmer; Steven Sanders
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2011.
Series: Philosophy of popular culture.
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Widely regarded as a turning point in American independent cinema, Steven Soderbergh's sex, lies, and videotape (1989) launched the career of its twenty-six-year-old director, whose debut film was nominated for an Academy Award and went on to win the Cannes Film Festival's top award, the Palme d'Or. The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh breaks new ground by investigating salient philosophical themes through the unique  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2011
(DLC) 2010036022
(OCoLC)639159505
Named Person: Steven Soderbergh; Steven Soderbergh
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Barton Palmer; Steven Sanders
ISBN: 9780813126630 0813126630
OCLC Number: 703156099
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 318 pages).
Contents: Introduction / R. Barton Palmer and Steven M. Sanders --
Knowledge, truth, sexuality. Knowledge, truth, and thought experiments in Schizopolis and Sex, lies, and videotape / David Rodríguez-Ruiz --
Love, truth, and the medium in Sex, lies, and videotape / Yannis Tzioumakis --
Amplified discourse and desire in Sex, lies, and videotape / Murray Pomerance --
Temporality, intertextuality, genre. Alain Resnais meets film noir in The underneath and The limey / R. Barton Palmer --
Consciousness, temporality, and the crime-revenge genre in The limey / Geoff King --
Intertextuality, broken mirrors, and The good German / Andrew deWaard --
Remade by Steven Soderbergh / Aaron Baker --
Self-reflexivity, self-centeredness, autobiography. Philosophical reflections on Steven Soderbergh's Kafka / Ivo Ritzer --
Responsibility and self-centered narration in Erin Brockovich / Andrew Patrick Nelson --
Schizopolis as philosophical autobiography / Drew Morton --
Politics, morals, methodology. Mr. Soderbergh goes to Washington / Steven M. Sanders --
Schizoanalyzing the informant / David Sterritt --
Competing modes of capital in Ocean's eleven / R. Colin Tait --
An ethical analysis of Traffic / Shai Biderman and William J. Devlin --
Simulacra, space, Solaris. The philosophy of space and memory in Solaris / Douglas McFarland --
Solaris, cinema, and Simulacra / Michael Valdez Moses.
Series Title: Philosophy of popular culture.
Responsibility: edited by R. Barton Palmer and Steven M. Sanders.

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Widely regarded as a turning point in American independent cinema, Steven Soderbergh's sex, lies, and videotape (1989) launched the career of its twenty-six-year-old director, whose debut film was nominated for an Academy Award and went on to win the Cannes Film Festival's top award, the Palme d'Or. The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh breaks new ground by investigating salient philosophical themes through the unique story lines and innovative approaches to filmmaking that distinguish this celebrated artist. Editors R. Barton Palmer and Steven M. Sanders have brought together leading scholars in.

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