Film Director Steven Soderbergh Essay by David Lundquist

Film Director Steven Soderbergh
This brief paper discusses the career and techniques of film producer and director Steven Soderbergh.
# 66661 | 790 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Jun 18, 2006 in Film (Artist) , Film (History of) , Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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This paper explains that, although Steven Soderbergh has had prize-winning commercial film successes such as "Traffic", "Erin Brockovich", "Ocean's Eleven", "Ocean's Twelve", "Syriana" and "Sex, Lies and Videotape", he also is known for his art house films such as "The Limey". The author relates that, born in 1963, Soderbergh, who began filmmaking when he was only 13, was the youngest producer or director to win the Palme d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival, which he was awarded in 1989 for "Sex, Lies and Videotape". The paper relates that Soderbergh's seminal filmmaking techniques include the use of non-linear narratives to show different perspectives, a docudrama filming style that creates an aura of reality and the use of pastoral scenery.

From the Paper:

"In the new millennium, Soderbergh has hit it big with success such as "Erin Brockovich", "Traffic" and "Syriana". "Erin Brockovich", a movie that portrays the real-life Erin Brockovich, only through a sexier Julia Roberts, tells of an assertive woman who, without a legal education, managed to sue and claim victory over Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation. The lawsuit was the largest civil penalty ever awarded at that time in 1996, and the film went on to be nominated for Best Picture."

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