A Conversation Between Steven Soderbergh and Neil LaBute on Filmmaking
Whether its psychological thrillers, heist comedies, gritty emotional dramas, or schizophrenic post-modern masterpieces, Steven Soderbergh’s work as a director has always been wildly varied but with a clear through-line of authenticity and intelligence—bearing the mark of not only someone who intimately knows his craft but has a voracious appetite for the medium. And with his remarkable films also comes his highly informative and entertaining commentaries. From the more straight forward approach of commenting to conducting mock interviews with himself, his knowledge always provides a most valuable resource.
But with an affinity for bringing together different artistic voices, Soderbergh has brought on numerous guests to accompany him in discussion and today we’re taking a look at a conversation between he and playwright/filmmaker Neil LaBute (whom we had the chance to speak with back in December for Some Velvet Morning). In these two segments below, LaBute acts of a moderator, asking Soderbergh questions as the two explore the art and process of filmmaking.
So take a listen below and while you’re in the mood, also carve out some quality time for Soderbergh on Soderbergh: Listen to Insanely Wonderful Schizopolis Audio Commentary.