At the age of 26, Steven Soderbergh permanently altered the face of independent cinema when he became the youngest-ever winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival for sex, lies and videotape, his feature-film directorial debut. A simmering exploration of the nature of modern relationships and the links between sexuality and voyeurism, the film was an international sensation that established its director as one of the golden boys of world cinema. Born in Georgia on January 14, 1963, Soderbergh grew up in Baton Rouge, LA, where his father was the Dean of Louisiana State University’s College of Education. While still in high school, Soderbergh enrolled in the university’s film animation class and began making short 16 mm films with second-hand equipment. After he graduated from high school, he went to Hollywood, where he worked as a freelance editor. Soderbergh’s time in Hollywood was brief, and he soon returned home, where he continued making short films and writing scripts… read more
This is another of Soderbergh's little gems. The depression has only once been captured so viscerally and that is in, the Grapes of Wrath. The boy's desperation and our reaction to it is heart felt. A wonderful adaptation of A.E. Hotchner' memoir of the same name. The cinematography, by Eliot Davis, who also shot, Out of Sight, is sensational. The cast is excellent. I cannot rate it higher.
this is probably the first film i can honestly say is one of my favorites. i heard about it on npr after so many years of being forced by my parents to listen and i finally heard about something that… read review
I searched and searched for this film; which is pretty hard when you don’t remember the name or any stars. It is special to me for the weird secondary characters who come into the lives of two brothers… read review