Steven Soderbergh retires

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  1. Figs Registered

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    Personally I think he should stick it out like all the other directors but it does suck that Hollywood likes to use piece of garbage focus groups to tear apart your film.

    http://ca.movies.yahoo.com/blogs/wi...soderbergh-confirms-retirement-132601011.html

     
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    That's a damn shame. He's made some fantastic films that I've enjoyed immensely. But he must also be tired from the amount of films he's done in the past 2-3 years alone.
     
  4. Airwings Waves of air

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    And he never gave us a superhero film :(
     
  5. DarkSovereignty Ooga Chakka

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    Why would her? Some film makers don't get into the business just so they can maybe make a superhero movie someday. I don't think his style would lend itself to a comic movie anyway.
     
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    Gosh... Such a bummer... Today sucks.:csad:
     
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    He had been waffling on his declaration of retirement but I guess this is confirmation.
     
  8. Figs Registered

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    I can understand if he just didn't feel like making movies anymore, but this sucks it was because of how controlling the studios can be. That and the focus group BS they do. It's ridiculous to have a director change his film over the opinions of a relatively small group of people the studio uses.
     
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    Wow, heh! I love Tarantino, but damn, what an ego!! Btw, Quentin, Clint Eastwood still makes very good films at his age. Just sayin'.
     
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    I really wonder why Francis Ford Coppola has not done something big since Bram Stoker's Dracula. Did he suddenly lose his 'genius' after the Godfather films, Apocalypse Now, The Conversation and Dracula?

    About time he got some big backing from a major studio to finally at least try to conceive Godfather Part IV! And what has Andy Garcia done since G3? The next installment is due.
     
  11. SoulManX The Inspector!

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    Ah the crazy world of micro-managing!
     
  12. Marvolo Registered

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    The tv spots for Side Effects have had me intrigued. It being his last film gives me more reason to check it out. Good luck to him in whatever he pursues after he leaves cinema.
     
  13. redhawk23 Wrestlin'

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    And yet Tarantino believes that he himself won't be able to work at that level.

    Plus he's probably just terrified that he'll make his own Hereafter :o.
     
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    I think he is retiring like Jay Z retired.
     
  16. bullets bang bang

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    Yeah , this will probably be his first retirement.
     
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    Not the jordan retirement lol
     
  18. terry78 My name is Stefan, sweet thang

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    He can't stay away.
     
  19. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    Never liked his style anyway, the focus group stuff is a dreadful creation though.

    Also Quentin, it's too late chinny.
     
  20. Wolfwood Shasta McNasty

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    "Steven Soderbergh's Liberace biopic 'too gay' for Hollywood"

    That's some mad ******** and you know it Hollywood.
     
  21. Snow Queen 4AF (she/her)

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    I know, right? We should ban the usual romance movies while we're at it, they're too straight. :hehe:
     
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    Yeah. Give it a year or so, a script will land in Soderbergh's lap (or several) and he'll reconsider his retirement decision.

    I think Soderbergh doesn't get the fact that he's constantly working within the Hollywood studio system, and not the international market. You have workhorses like Woody Allen (who still manage to put a movie every year) who can work within and outside Hollywood and still maintain creative control.

    And I really don't like Soderbergh's overly filtered visual style. Ever since he switched to digital, his style doesn't really change with each film. It's just... bland after a while.
     

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