NOT MAKING FILMS: THE STEVEN SODERBERGH DIARIES: 3

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HOLLYWOOD – Being the third instalment of Not Making Films by Steven Soderbergh, we give an intimate window into the life of one of cinema’s most beguiling talents: Steven Soderbergh.

October 3rd, 2013

Bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored, bored. I keep driving past film studios that aren’t on the way home. Offering to take photos for tourists on Sunset Boulevard. Why did I retire from film directing? It was stupid. Stupid. I could’ve made fifteen new films by now

October 7th, 2013

Woke up with a brilliant idea. Went straight down to the print shop and got some fliers done and then started posting them up all over town. I took an add out on Craig’s List as well. My very own wedding video company: Sex Lies and Wedding Cake!

October 12th, 2013

My first job! Danny and Charlene are a young couple she’s already got a kid by unknown father. They’re having a simple civic ceremony and then a reception at Chez Kevin’s over in Malibu. But of course we’ll be using the wedding simply as a distraction to pull a daring but non-violent heist in which a big multinational will be successfully punished for having sent George Clooney into space with his dead wife. The kids looked confused but they’ll soon get the hang of it.

October 14th, 2013

I think it went well. Unfortunately I had to fire Danny and get Matt Damon in. Danny just wasn’t working , but Charlene was a trouper and didn’t seem to mind at all. Matt, as ever, was effortlessly okay. And best news yet, I got a job shooting a promotional video for a look pharmaceutical company who are next deep in a global conspiracy to spread a deadly contagious virus. Note to self: Rooney Mara ‘s phone number. 

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