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By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

Usually I'm thinking about the palette. I'm thinking about the color for the most part, then I'll start thinking about composition and movement.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

I guess I just look at talent as a very subjective thing. I mean, if you never tried playing an oboe, how do you know you're not the most talented oboe player ever? The point is that if you don't love it, then it doesn't matter.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

Men tend to define themselves by what they do, and so if you're dealing with a character who's trying to figure that out, or multiple characters, then there's something there for guys, too.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

I think the feeling that we're going to work together again usually starts to come up before the first project's even done. The Black Keys and I have already talked about starting on something new.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

I actually didn't find out about a lot of music until I was older. Some people have been listening to the Beatles their whole lives; I didn't discover them until I was 18 years old.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

Truth and facts have to trump partisanship. There has to be something that's true regardless of what your angle is on it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

If you think that because you're Che, when you go into Bolivia, when people find out it's you, that they're going to have the same kind of reaction that the Cubans had to Castro, then you're high.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

We're all standing on the shoulders of what other people have done. But you're supposed to take that and add your own sauce. It can be intimidating, believe me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

I never leave the writer behind, because you rewrite the movie in post, or at least I do. I always do, and I feel like anybody who doesn't at least explore that possibility is short-changing themselves. Editing is the most fun and most exciting part of the process.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

I suppose I could try to be some avant-garde artist if I wanted to, but that doesn't interest me as much.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

You got to deal with reviews the same way you deal with your views, which I a long time ago stopped reading because the point is if you believe the good ones you have to believe the bad ones. It's kind of all or nothing.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

A real explosion is not only much more fun to shoot, it also helps the actors and creates an energy on set and ultimately in the scene.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

If you're a painter and you want people to know who you are and recognize your work, you've got to build some long-term value.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

Everything is the director's fault - you can quote me on that. There are no excuses.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

Whenever you experiment with something, it's very easy to take the emotion out of it. And going back and forth between wanting to be respected artistically and wanting to move people is its own challenge.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

If you're not flying people around on wires, and you're only allowing them to do things that people can really do, it can't go on for very long, because eventually somebody gets the drop on the other person and then it's over.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

Reality shows are all the rage on TV at the moment, but thats not reality, its just another aesthetic form of fiction.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

The best set was probably 'Bloody Sunday.' We had no money for extras and gambled on months of outreach to persuade the people of Derry to turn out and march for us on one single afternoon. And they did. In their tens of thousands. Seeing them march, their patience and their dignity and their commitment, I knew the movie would have a quality of truth.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

There are three major social issues that this country is struggling with: education, poverty, and drugs. Two of them we talk about, and one of them we don't.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

I think there are only two times that I've ever ended up paying somebody their quote. Like what they actually were worth in the marketplace.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

There are people who are originals and the stuff they make really is new. It isn't based on anything else. But I've decided I'm not that-I was never that. My abilities are to synthesize a wide range of references and ideas into something that feels relatively unified and coherent.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

Everything had been done long before I started making movies. I mean, there's nothing that Godard hasn't already done. You can't do a single thing that Godard hasn't already thought of. And so you struggle to do something that is not predictable.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

Sometimes I might feel like [a movie] is kind of a weird idea and if I'm going to get enough money to execute it properly I've got to get somebody in it that is going to justify the expense.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

Another thing that really excites me: I'd like to do multiple versions of the same film.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

I'm still very affected and moved by their music - maybe in a way that's different from someone who grew up around it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

My first three movies, I didn't start editing until we were finished shooting. That's unthinkable to me now.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

To me the director’s job is to leave it in better shape than you found it, literally.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

The great thing about the business is how Darwinian it is. We have to swim or die - if you are found wanting over a period of time, you've either got to change what you're doing or find something else to do.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

I tend to be drawn more to people than pure story ideas.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

"A meteor hits planet Earth" - that's a story idea but that doesn't give me any indication of what the character is.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

I'm not going to spend two years of my life on something that I'm not excited about.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

People like Chris Nolan are shooting isolated sequences in IMAX. Those cameras are the size of a Volkswagen.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

If you're going to make a movie for ten thousand you can talk everybody into doing it for free. You could make a really good-looking movie right for ten grand, if you have an idea.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

Maybe I'll paint, do photography, just something else. I can see that.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

I was lucky that I was getting exposed to a lot of different kinds of films, and I was liking them all. So it seemed logical to me that you could - as in the style of the studio directors of the 30s and 40s - jump from one genre to the next, with the same satisfaction.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

A real litmus test for me is how people treat someone who is waiting on them. That's a dealbreaker for me.If I were on the verge of getting into a serious relationship and I saw that person be mean to a waiter... I'm out.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

My father, who was the one who really got me hooked on movies, liked all kinds of films, and I saw all kinds of films at a very young age.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

When we look at what's going on in the world and we see the immense level of conflict that seems to always be happening - you can always trace it back to competing narratives.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

You're being mean to someone who's helping you. What is that? Everyone knows who the assholes are, and I avoid them.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

I think about art a lot only in two contexts. One is narrative... The other thing that I'm interested in, which is tangential, but not unrelated... All art to me is about problem solving.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

Ego is something that everybody, creative especially, has to grapple with. You need enough ego to keep going but not so much ego that you're deaf or blind, that you're making a mistake and can't fix the course.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

You’re supposed to expand your mind to fit the art, you’re not supposed to chop the art down to fit your mind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

I try to use other songs or bands as reference points - it seems like the easiest way to get across what are really differences of taste or opinion. If you know what kind of music somebody loves, then you can kind of figure out why they do what they do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

When a film like Chris Nolan's Memento cannot get picked up, to me independent film is over. It's dead.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

I always have a plan, but then I'm always ready to throw the plan out, and everyone's ready to make a radical left turn if necessary.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

That's why my attitude, even on my larger-scale movies, is to make them cheap. The less these things cost, the better for everybody.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

I'm probably more character-driven than plot-driven. It's rare for me to attach myself to an idea for a story.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

I'm not a snob. If I feel like there's a star that's the best person for that role, then that's who I get.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

The art model of problem solving is incredibly efficient because ideology has no place there.There's only the thing and what the thing needs to be.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Steven Soderbergh

You can't change who you are, so I think that the only thing you can do is just never talk to people about stuff and then hope that maybe does something.