Steven Soderbergh Quotes


35 Steven Soderbergh quotes:



"I liked that he was prolific. I liked the subject matter. I envied his ability to really be a part of the worlds that he portrayed. He was in it in a way that I could never be. And, I don't know, just the bluntness of his movies or most of them, I really like. I was watching a lot of them and had some of them with me when I was in Ohio, not to ape anything in specific, just for the feeling."
Author: Soderbergh Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"The ought to be a worldwide cultural taskforce that just stops you when you have ideas like combining The Red Desert with an armored car heist movie."
"When a film like Chris Nolan's Memento cannot get picked up, to me independent film is over. It's dead."
"I just produced Criminal, this remake of Nine Queens, and one of the things that appealed to me about Nine Queens is that it was a performance piece, and that's the most fun."
"Lying is like alcoholism. You are always recovering."
"I like to make all kinds of movies. I'd do 'Ocean's Thirteen' with the right script."
Author: Soderbergh Quotes Category: American Director Quotes Movies Quotes
"This is my response to certain trends in the entertainment industry, ... are gone. I wish it weren't so. Everything changes and evolves and we've got to get with it, embrace it and find a way to make it work. The movies are not the way they used to be when I grew up. It's 30 years later!"
"[LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The movie business is] out of whack, ... The studio model has to be rethought."
"A movie that costs only $1.6 million doesn't have to be a cultural event to turn a profit."
"Making a film that's supposed to be fun to watch is really hard - that's the weird irony of it."
"Another thing that really excites me: I'd like to do multiple versions of the same film."
"But my sense in talking to people when I travel is that the film business is not that dissimilar from a lot of other businesses."
"I don't consider myself to be particularly gifted in the way that other filmmakers are gifted."
"I guess I didn't feel confident enough to be searching in a big public way. I was very content at the time to toil in obscurity on things that I thought might point me in certain directions or teach me certain things - not knowing what that would be."
"I guess why the Ocean's films are hard for me is because on the one hand you have to make sure the performances are there, but on the other hand it's a film that demands, to my mind, a very layered and complex visual scheme. That takes a lot of time to figure out."
"I had more fun making Traffic than either of the Ocean's films."
"I look at other filmmakers and see skills in them that I wish I had but I know that I don't. I feel like I have to work really hard to keep myself afloat, doing what I do. But I find it pleasurable."
"I love caper films."
"I think I'm good at amplifying an actor's strengths, and minimizing their weaknesses. And they all have strengths and weaknesses."
"I'm in the process of working out an arrangement to make some very, very, very small films in the midst of all these films and maybe that will help. But you get tired of talking. You just want to do it."



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