I’m sure that by now most film/movie buffs have seen this video or read the transcript, but in case you haven’t, here is Steven Soderbergh’s recent speech given at the San Francisco International Film Festival. In it, he breaks down what he considers to be the difference between “cinema” (or what I have in the past used the word “film” to describe, though considering today’s technological advances and the move to digital, perhaps the word “cinema” is a better choice) and “movies” and tells exactly why, when “movies” seem to be flourishing, “cinema” may be dying. I’m not sure that I completely agree with his definition of the difference between the two camps, and there is a certain tendency to ask “is it really that much different than it always has been?”, but if nothing else he has at least opened up a lot of discussion about the topic and the place of smaller films on today’s studio system, and that is definitely a good thing.
- “Twitterature” – Director Steven Soderbergh Is Writing a Novel on Twitter (blackchristiannews.com)
- Steven Soderbergh says studios are keeping ‘cinema’ out of movie theaters (theverge.com)
- Listen To Steven Soderbergh Break Down The Film Industry In 30 Minutes (badassdigest.com)