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Your Favorite Steven Soderbergh Film Is:

sex, lies, and videotape
10 (8.2%)
Kafka
0 (0%)
King of the Hill
3 (2.5%)
Underneath
1 (0.8%)
Gray's Anatomy
0 (0%)
Schizopolis
2 (1.6%)
Out of Sight
26 (21.3%)
The Limey
6 (4.9%)
Erin Brockovich
5 (4.1%)
Traffic
27 (22.1%)
Ocean's Eleven
21 (17.2%)
Full Frontal
1 (0.8%)
Solaris
2 (1.6%)
Ocean's Twelve
0 (0%)
Bubble
2 (1.6%)
The Good German
0 (0%)
Ocean's Thirteen
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
1 (0.8%)
don't like any
7 (5.7%)
Che
1 (0.8%)
The Girlfriend Experience
2 (1.6%)
The Informant!
3 (2.5%)
And Everything Is Going Fine
1 (0.8%)
Contagion
1 (0.8%)
Haywire
0 (0%)
Magic Mike
0 (0%)
Behind the Candelabra
0 (0%)
Side Effects
0 (0%)
Logan Lucky
0 (0%)
Unsane
0 (0%)
High Flying Bird
0 (0%)
The Laundromat
0 (0%)

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Re: Directors Best Poll #11 - Steven Soderbergh
« Reply #100 on: June 28, 2012, 09:11:01 AM »
Yeah the Hanna scene does take you out of the film. The fight scene is so jarring and overly coordinated, and some hits look so obviously non-painful, that I feel the scene would have benefited taking a few cues from the Bourne scene linked earlier in the thread (although only a couple).

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Re: Directors Best Poll #11 - Steven Soderbergh
« Reply #101 on: June 28, 2012, 10:03:28 AM »
the completely mis-directed Atonement.

You mean Atonement, one of the 100 best films of all-time?

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Re: Directors Best Poll #11 - Steven Soderbergh
« Reply #102 on: June 28, 2012, 10:07:54 AM »
the completely mis-directed Atonement.

You mean Atonement, one of the 100 best films of all-time?

pfft, turd on a stick ;)

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Re: Directors Best Poll #11 - Steven Soderbergh
« Reply #103 on: June 28, 2012, 10:17:27 AM »
I think the reason Soderbergh’s films have been so great recently is that he’s found the proper material for his style. Carano’s a fighter… he simply films her fighting. There’s an organic quality to the fights – fighting, is not ballet as Wright would have you believe with his scene, nor is it as frenetic as Greengrass seems to think. It’s a sloppy, messy affair and transpires much like a conversation (at least terms of visually communication). Soderbergh is looking to capture the actuality of that in his film.

Alright, I'll watch Haywire.

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Re: Directors Best Poll #11 - Steven Soderbergh
« Reply #104 on: June 28, 2012, 10:32:21 AM »
Keith, you seem to be arguing that Haywire is a better film because it's realistic. I just have to say: really? Other than the fight scenes (assuming we grant those), it's not realistic at all. The plot is paper thin; all these super-clever spy types wear their motivations on their sleeves; the twists are visible from the next state over.

So why bother going for realism in the one part of the movie that would most benefit from dispensing with it?

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Re: Directors Best Poll #11 - Steven Soderbergh
« Reply #105 on: June 28, 2012, 10:32:09 PM »
No I love the way he treats the fight scenes but the reality argument was limited to that realm. It is a film staring a non-actress who's normal job is a fighter about a trained military fighter though - so that is a very important aspect of the film.

I think he takes the totally over the top spy-genre aspects and mocks them on one hand (story, actors, deer) and pushes the boundaries on the other (female protagonist, non-actor, fight scenes). Its just a wonderful piece of filmmaking.

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Re: Directors Best Poll #11 - Steven Soderbergh
« Reply #106 on: June 28, 2012, 11:36:53 PM »
I prefer Wright's showy attention-grabbing style in Hannah to Soderbergh's seeming complete lack of interest in Haywire. At least that movie is a lot of fun. How is it that SS can make a movie about microbiology exciting, yet he can't direct an actual action movie without the action being kind of a bore.

Hannah > Haywire

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Re: Directors Best Poll #11 - Steven Soderbergh
« Reply #107 on: June 29, 2012, 12:07:11 AM »
tonight, we are young.

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Re: Directors Best Poll #11 - Steven Soderbergh
« Reply #108 on: June 29, 2012, 12:10:40 AM »
Hey, guys? Either edit the poll or make a new one. There are far too many great films left off this poll.

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Re: Directors Best Poll #11 - Steven Soderbergh
« Reply #109 on: June 29, 2012, 12:11:33 AM »
Mods or chester can do these things.