Everyone, it seems, had an opinion about Woody Allen signing a deal recently with Amazon to produce a TV series for its video streaming service. Some praised Amazon for aligning with one of America’s most celebrated creative figures. Others worried about the fallout from sexual-abuse allegations levied by Allen’s daughter, Dylan Farrow, in 1993 that [...]Show More Summary
by Jonathan Blaustein Have you ever heard of Sasha Grey? Maybe? Maybe not. As it happens, she’s a young actress from California. I first saw her in Steven Soderbergh’s taut little film, “The Girlfriend Experience.” She is lithe, Sasha Grey, with long, fine dark hair, and oil-black eyes. Those eyes are world-weary like Scarlett Johansson’s, […]
By age 26, Steven Soderbergh had won the Palme d’Or at Cannes for his 1989 breakout indie drama Sex, Lies, and Videotape. In 2001 he reached new heights by directing the Ocean’s Eleven remake. Now in 2014, at age 52, he’s turned his attention to Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Show More Summary
Last week, Steven Soderbergh offered his own cut of 2001: A Space Odyssey in a much more complete fashion than he did with either Raiders of the Lost Ark or Psycho. He didn’t merely provide a navel-gazing soundtrack to a black-and-whitified...Show More Summary
First off, I should say that I absolutely love the idea of people (especially experts) taking a classic movie and re-editing it. In the past, we've written about actor Topher Grace's apparently legendary re-edit of Episodes I, II and III of Star Wars into a single film. Show More Summary
A masterpiece, '2001: A Space Odyssey,' recut by a master.
In 1642, Rembrandt revolutionized military company portraits with “The Night Watch.” It’s a gorgeous, sprawling masterwork that combines skill, scope and subject. It’s also difficult to overstate or understand its cultural impact, although the fact that it’s essentially the national painting of The Netherlands offers a solid starting point. Show More Summary
Since retiring from feature filmmaking a couple of years back, Steven Soderbergh has spent his newly free time on… Read More
Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of the most iconic science fiction films of all time. Transcending the very genre it helped to modernize, it would be an act of desecration for any other person to re-cut Kubrick's masterpiece. Well, hey would you look at that, guess what Steven Soderbergh just did? Read more...
Speaking of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Steven Soderbergh has released his own edit of the film (!): maybe i was too scared to touch it until now, because not only does the film not need my — or anyone else’s — help, but if it’s not THE most impressively imagined and sustained piece of visual art created in the 20th century, then it’s tied for first. Show More Summary
While retired from feature film directing, Steven Soderbergh has been plenty busy with other projects. In addition to his work on The Knick and his contributions to the Magic Mike sequel, he has also used what should ostensibly be his downtime to work on his craft of editing as a way of better understanding film. Show More Summary
Kubrick's masterpiece gets a makeover from the Academy-Award winning director.
When Steven Soderbergh screened 2001: A Space Odyssey three times in 2014, he wasn't just watching, he was preparing: Kubrick's sci-fi epic is the latest film to get the patented Soderbergh recut treatment. At 110 minutes, the new Soder-Odyssey is leaner and faster than the original, and some of the music's... More »
Soderbergh meets Kubrick.
So. Steven Soderbergh has cut his own version of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Like, !!! 1 I haven't had a chance to watch this yet, so I don't know what's different about it aside from the shorter runtime of 1h50m. If someone watches it and wants to report in about the differences, let me know. Show More Summary
There seems to be a little bit of legacy management—bigfooting?—going on with John Carpenter’s Lost Themes. It’s like Cliff Martinez got a little attention for his work with Steven Soderbergh and then old man Carpenter materialized out of the myst with an enormous synthesizer under his arm and bellowed, “NOT SO FAST.”
Once again, Steven Soderbergh kept track of every book, TV show, movie, play, and short story he read or watched in 2014. A sampling: Girls, True Detective, Gone Girl, 2001 (3 times), Dr. Strangelove, Olive Kitteridge, My Struggle: Book...Show More Summary
Steven Soderbergh is known for directing films like "Magic Mike," "Erin Brockovich," the star-studded "Ocean's" franchise, and many others. The 51-year-old director/writer/editor/camera operator also has a personal website, where heShow More Summary
Sheila writes: Just in case you haven't had your fill of End of Year lists, Steven Soderbergh put up a list on his site of everything he watched in 2014, in chronological order, as well as everything he read. Television, movies, books, plays... Show More Summary