Sheila writes: Steven Soderbergh may be retired from movies, but he continues to be a very busy man, primarily with his Cinemax show "The Knick." But in the last couple of weeks, he also launched a conversation-starter on his own site, about the issue of "staging" scenes in film. Show More Summary
Directors taking on an entire season of a drama series is officially a trend. Following in the footsteps of Cary Fukunaga ("True Detective") and Steven Soderbergh ("The Knick"), David Fincher says he's planning to helm every episodeShow More Summary
This article originally appeared in Vulture. Let’s take a moment to appreciate what we’re watching when we watch The Knick: the greatest sustained display of directorial virtuosity in the history of American TV, courtesy of the show’s...Show More Summary
More and more filmmakers are making the jump to work in television, where the stories that studios will never finance as mid-budget dramas can flourish as long-form narrative experiments. Cary Fukunaga and Steven Soderbergh have done...Show More Summary
Let’s take a moment to appreciate what we’re watching when we watch The Knick: the greatest sustained display of directorial virtuosity in the history of American TV, courtesy of the show’s primary and thus far only director, Steven Soderbergh. The seventh episode of this Cinemax drama, which aired on Friday,... More »
The Internet’s all-a-twitter about Steven Soderbergh’s latest project. I’m not talking about his one-man-band Cinemax series The Knick, which incidentally aired its finest episode (“Get the Rope”) yesterday evening. I’m talking about the post on his personal website, Extension765, in which he reworks Steven Spielberg’s iconic Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) as... More »
This film study will make you appreciate Spielberg's composition and Douglas Slocombe's cinematography more than ever before. Steven Soderbergh is a director obsessed. For his and our study, he converted Raiders of the Lost Ark to black and white, and scored it with a new soundtrack. Show More Summary
Steven Soderbergh's new 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' comes without any dialogue, but includes a new score from Trent Reznor. [...]
The trend of movies being turned into TV series is here to stay ? if it was ever absent in the first place ? and one of the latest to make the jump is Steven Soderbergh?s 2009 drama The Girlfriend Experience, which is headed to Starz. Show More Summary
It's hard to say what my favorite thing about Steven Soderbergh's new remix of Raiders of Ark is. Is it the total lack of dialogue? Or maybe it's the vivid black-and-white rendering that makes you forget the film's supposed to be in color. Actually, honestly, it's the sick 8-bit soundtrack. That's it. Read more...
The TV series version of The Girlfriend Experience won’t star Sasha Grey, but its lead should be familiar to Steven Soderbergh fans all the same. Riley Keough, memorably seen nuzzling a teacup pig in Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, is set to lead the 13-part half-hour series. Show More Summary
Director Steven Soderbergh removed the dialogue and color from Raiders of the Lost Ark to fully showcase Spielberg's mastery of visual staging. Read the rest
Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh posted a silent, black-and-white version of Raiders of the Lost Ark along with an essay on staging in film on his site Extension 765. In the essay, Soderbergh praises the film’s director Steven Spielberg and cinematographer Douglas Slocombe for the staging and says he posted the film without color or sound to let the viewer […]
Steven Soderbergh is incredibly talented at many things—directing, editing, writing, importing Bolivian liquor—but it appears one thing that the multi-threat is terrible at is retirement. To be fair, Soderbergh has maintained that he...Show More Summary
Why on Earth did Sex, Lies, and Videotape and Traffic director Steven Soderbergh decide to turn the colorful pulp of Raiders of the Lost Ark into a silent black-and-white film? Because it turns out Raiders is still remarkably compelling stripped down and has a lot to teach us about filmmaking. Read more...
Better than the original?
The acclaimed director shows the Spielberg classic in a new light.
Remember 2009, when then-porn star Sasha Grey made a foray into a different field of acting, starring in Steven Soderbergh’s experimental… Read More
Steven Soderbergh has had a long and experimental career in film. He’s made his real money directing commercial hits such as the ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ remakes. Those jobs enabled him to play around with questionable projects like ‘Bubble,’ a film packed with amateur actors. Obviously some jobs aren’t too small for him, so he’ll take time […]
Riley Keough (The Runaways, Magic Mike) has signed on as the female lead for The Girlfriend Experience, a 13-part anthology series inspired by Steven Soderbergh's 2009 Magnolia Pictures film. Soderbergh and Philip Fleishman executive...Show More Summary