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Getting Away With It

Steven Soderbergh
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571190256
Date Published
01.11.1999
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Summary

Steven Soderbergh and Richard Lester are a generation apart, but theyshare a sense of humour and a passion for cinema. Soderbergh’s freshman film, sex, lies and videotape, inaugurated a movementin US independent cinema. Lester’s freewheeling work in the ’60s and ’70s (Help!, A Hard Day’s Night, The Knack, How I Won the War, Petulia) helped create a ‘new wave’ of British film-making. Here, the two cineastes discuss their mutual passion for the medium in a frank,funny and free-ranging series of interviews. Also included is Soderbergh’s diary of an extraordinary twelve months in which he ventured into ‘guerilla film-making’ with offbeatprojects Schizopolis and Gray’s Anatomy, before returning to the Hollywood fray with the George Clooney hit Out of Sight.

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Steven Soderbergh won the prestigious Palme d’or at the Cannes Film Festival for his first full-lenth film, sex, lies and videotape in 1989, thus inaugurating a decade of American Independent cinema. He won a Best Director Oscar in 2000 for Traffiic. His recent films include Haywire and Contagion.

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