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Steven Soderbergh
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Steven Soderbergh

Aaron Baker

Abstract

Steven Soderbergh's feature films present a diverse range of subject matter and formal styles: from the self-absorption of his breakthrough hit Sex, Lies, and Videotape to populist social problem films such as Erin Brockovich, and from the modernist discontinuity of Full Frontal and filmed performance art of Gray's Anatomy to a glossy, star-studded action blockbuster such as Ocean's Eleven. Arguing that Soderbergh practices an eclectic type of moviemaking indebted both to the European art cinema and the Hollywood genre film, this book charts the common thematic and formal patterns present acro ... More

Keywords: Steven Soderbergh, feature film, self-absorption, social problems, modernist, action blockbuster, moviemaking, European art cinema, Hollywood genre film

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780252036057
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252036057.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Aaron Baker, author
Arizona State University

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