HOLLYWOOD – Having already conquered Hollywood via Sex, Lies and Videotape and Ocean’s 13, Steven Soderbergh decided to give making films a rest and concentrate on enjoying the simple things in life.
Studio Exec has got exclusive access to his diaries, – provisionally entitled Not Making Films by Steven Soderbergh – and which give an intimate window into the life of one of cinema’s most beguiling talents.
Just back from Cannes. Went well. Michael said something funny about licking … well, it was funny at the time. Now, I’m back. Won’t be doing that again. But nice. You know. The French are funny. Some of them can be quite rude, but the food and wine… ooh la la! Said goodbye to a lot of chums. Film-making friends. Is it really the end? they asked. Uhm, yes, I said. I think.
Aren’t policemen getting younger? Or is that just me? Possibly it’s me getting older. Daytime TV is really dull. Just cookery shows and these horrible chat shows where everyone shouts at everyone else. Dreadful. Regret deciding to write that novel on Twitter. 140 characters a chapter. Stupid idea. I didn’t even know what Twitter was when I started.
Phoned George and asked if he wanted to come around. he said he couldn’t and that he was busy but he would say what. Watched The View. Went to the Mall and it wasn’t until I got there that I realized I didn’t need anything. Got some passport photos done. The lighting was over-lit like early Blake Edwards and that gave me… I decide to call on George and there he is going through a script with Matt Damon. They’re prepping for The Monuments Men. How my little boys have grown! They don’t need Poppa.
Not Making Films by Steven Soderbergh will continue next week.