Steven Soderbergh on The State of Cinema – Here’s The Video

Steven Soderbergh attending the premiere of hi...

Steven Soderbergh attending the premiere of his new movie The Informant! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

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One comment on “Steven Soderbergh on The State of Cinema – Here’s The Video

  1. […] that it raises – and one that fits neatly into the ongoing conversations surrounding the Steven Soderbergh address that I posted about earlier this week – is how exactly does one define “independent cinema”? Does it have more to do […]

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