Mamo #293: Soderbergh – The Roadshow Edition

Don’t want to download our two-part Soderbergh discussion in Mamo #291 and #292? We’ve stitched them both together, with exactly 35 seconds of additional content, for the all-in-one extravaganza. See Soderbergh the way he was meant to be seen! Mamo Roadshow!

To download this episode, use this URL: http://rowthree.com/audio/mamo/mamo293.mp3

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Goon
Guest

You guys just pulled this on this episode to rub it in the Cinecast’s faces 😛

It’s a podcast arms race.

Sean Kelly
Guest

I suppose next we are going to be seeing daily Cinecast episodes.

Kurt
Guest

It’s nice that we have each other to keep one another on their respective toes.
(Yes that was a terrible sentence, but you know what I mean…)

matthew price
Guest

Yup. 🙂

Sean Kelly
Guest

I haven’t seen anything Soderbergh made prior to Erin Brockovich, so I probably have some catch-up to do with his early career.

If I had to do a top five of the Soderbergh films I’ve seen it would be:
1) Ocean’s Eleven
2) Contagion
3) Traffic
4) Che (both parts combined)
5) Haywire

Andrew James
Admin

Just started “King of the Hill” today (on Netflix Instant) and will watch “Grey’s Anatomy” later in the week. Then I’ll be done with Soderbergh stuff I have not seen.

Although contrary to popular opinion, the Soderbergh Directed Liberace biopic is still coming out later this year. The writer for which (as I point out on the Cinecast) is directing a (terrible looking) movie that opens this weekend called “Beautiful Creatures.”

Andrew James
Admin

Just finished “KING OF THE HILL” – holy crap it’s fantastic!

http://letterboxd.com/andrew_james/film/king-of-the-hill/

rot
Guest

I equate Soderbergh with the Coen Brothers, all clever filmmakers but all too precious with their work. Still, with a high enough output and a wide enough range of experimenting that they inevitably hit upon one or two great films.

My top sort of five Soderbergh (best I can do)

1. Che (both parts)
2. The Limey
3. Solaris
4. Out of Sight

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

I agree with SOLARIS completely, that film (individually, as an original work, as an adaptation and as a remake) doesn’t get its due. I watch it often.

The Limey is my favourite, but I watch OUT OF SIGHT the most.

And at his most wankery, I adore Oceans12.

Full Frontal should get more love, it’s raw and unpolished and excellent anyways, not the least of which due to David Hyde Pearce as kinda the lead of the film.

rot
Guest

and I know Matt Price makes the case of a lack of preciousness to Soderbergh, particularly Schitzopolis which I would say is not indicative of his work. I feel the effort in most of what he does, and as he is cinematographer too, there is this icy precision to a lot of his films, a feeling of being overworked to get the right shadows on the face, the right tint to the windows, and it becomes the surface of things more than whatever is pressing in the drama of the story. To me Che is his most mature work, where he has let go of the film school fetishism, and allows it to get lost in the jungle alongside Che, find the power of the story in small moments. Its beauty is not ostentatious, not encrusting the story.

wpDiscuz