A Hollywood director who blends substance with the mainstream
Preface and Acknowledgments ix the films of steven soderbergh 1 Relational Independence 1 Remade by Steven Soderbergh: The Underneath, Traffic, Ocean's Eleven, Solaris 16 Star Actors: Julia Roberts, Michael Douglas, George Clooney 28 Cinema of Outsiders: Alienation and Crime 39 Critical Violence and Out of Sight 42 Words as Weapons: The Limey and Ocean's Eleven 53 Independent Form 60 Experiments in Digital Video: Full Frontal, K Street, Bubble 75 Class Conflict in High Definition: Che and The Girlfriend Experience 86 Music and Authorship in Ocean's Eleven and The Limey 90 interviews with steven soderbergh 97 Filmography 115 Bibliography 123 Index 129
Aaron Baker is an associate professor of film and media studies at Arizona State University and the author of Contesting Identities: Sports in American Film.
"A smart, enthusiastic analysis of an artist and his considerable oeuvre. Baker's textual analysis of Soderbergh's films is spot on." Jon Lewis, author of American Film: A History