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Heavens GateMichael Cimino’s The Deer Hunter follow-up, Heaven’s Gate, faced all sorts of obstacles during its making, and is famous in filmmaking circles for plenty of other reasons besides the movie itself, including its low box office take and over 200 minute running time. Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh has apparently been obsessed with the movie since it was announced, and he’s actually re-edited the entire film and put it online. Called “Heaven’s Gate: The Butcher’s Cut,” this new version comes in at under 2 hours, cutting out a significant amount of the film. Check it out below. More »

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Video thumbnail for youtube video Steven Soderbergh Dissing his Own Movie - No Film SchoolSteven Soderbergh, who has “retired from directing,” has produced a number of films inside and outside the studio system, but regardless of the way any of them are funded, he is usually trying to challenge himself in some way with each movie he makes — except when he didn’t early on in his career. In a new interview with Criterion about the release of his film King of the Hill, Soderbergh disses one of his earlier films, The Underneath, and takes full responsibility for being mentally absent during the making of that movie. Check out the clip below (NSFW language): More »

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Steven SoderberghSteven Soderbergh is that real rarity; a filmmaker who can manage a multi-million dollar George Clooney franchise, then turn around and make a movie for about $30 (give or take.) His ability to straddle the line between Hollywood and indie has put him in an enviable position, and this is a man who has had enough ups and downs in his career to last most filmmakers two or three lifetimes. Cinephilia and Beyond put together a compilation of his best DVD commentary tracks and discussions, and they are well worth a listen. Click below to check them out. More »

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Though it was requested that Steven Soderbergh’s recent “last appearance ever talking film” at the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival was not to be recorded, a clip has made its way to the surface. The prolific filmmaker discusses the state of things and the difference between ‘movies’ and ‘cinema’ with the anecdotal prowess you would expect from the veteran. Hit the jump for the full video, and read on for the latest on his Twitter endeavors. More »

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Steven Soderbergh has been making movies at a rapid pace over the last few years, likely trying to get everything out of his system before his “retirement” from filmmaking. We’re not sure if the new Liberace film will truly be his last, or if he’ll ever direct anything else again, but one thing is sure: he still has a lot of strong feelings about the film industry and many of the problems facing filmmakers today. He recently spoke at the 56th San Francisco International Film Festival, and got into some of the major issues that affect filmmaking — and filmmakers — today. [Update]: you can now watch the full speech online. More »

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Steven Soderbergh has been getting a fair amount of attention lately as PR winds down on what could be his last theatrical feature film, Side Effects (he technically has one more movie left, a Liberace biopic starring Matt Damon which is heading to HBO). In a recent New York Magazine feature from Mary Kaye Schilling, which is now online at Vulture, the DIY-minded director talked about his career, what he plans to do next, whether he’s really retiring from directing, and what he’s been watching on TV lately, which happens to include Lena Dunham’s Girls (though he doesn’t actually say he loves the show as the title of the article would suggest). Click through to read all about it. More »

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In my experience, viral campaigns tend to work best for people who would have already been excited for the film anyway — though that’s not necessarily a bad thing. We’ve covered them a little in the past on this site, most recently with Ridley Scott’s sci-fi Alien Prequel/Not Prequel Prometheus. Now we’ve got a rather ingenius campaign for Steven Soderbergh’s newest film Side Effects (his last theatrical film for the foreseeable future) which takes the form of an advertisement for an anti-depressant drug called Ablixa, and a consultation from Jude Law himself. More »

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You may have heard his name before, and you may even have seen some of his films, but Academy Awarding winning director Steven Soderbergh is the real deal, and an auteur in his own way. He’s one of the few directors working at the highest level who also shoots and edits his own films, and he’s a huge supporter of RED, having shot every single film on their cameras since his Che double-feature. He said that he’s going to retire from filmmaking in the very near future, so before he does, click through for six tips from the workaholic director, and an audio interview that contains some candid thoughts about the current film industry. More »