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Steven Soderbergh Dissects Hollywood

by Richard Brody.

It’s a familiar critical theme that Steven Soderbergh’s movies are obsessed with process, with the realization of an idea, and that theme isn’t just in his movies, it’s the way he thinks, as seen in a speech he gave last Saturday at the San Francisco International Film Festival—its annual State of Cinema Address—that none of us were meant to see.

But the speech was tweeted, recorded, video-captured, posted, and, now (at Deadline.com) transcribed, and it’s a fascinating read, as much for what it says (and doesn’t) about the state of cinema as about Soderbergh’s own state of mind and place in the art of cinema and in the movie business.

Read the rest of this article from the New Yorker.

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