In an interview with WiredJoe Russo recalls meeting the director of “Out of Sight” and “Ocean’s” at the 1997 Slamdance Film Festival. He was struck by a “very non-linear, experimental” comedy called “Pieces” and offered help to make “Welcome to Collinwood”. Soderbergh is a home cinematic chameleon of any genre. He has acted in comedies, dramas, dramas, science fiction, and horror (among others). There seems to be no rhyme or reason for what he chooses to do. He just finds/creates the documentation that interests him and creates the version of the script he wants to see. He advised his defenders to approach their careers in a similar way.
“A common theme in our style is that we don’t want to have a common theme,” says Russo. “Anything else [Steven] Soderbergh taught us early on when he advised us: Don’t let the world feed you pigeons. Don’t let them put you in a box. We zig and zag as much as we can. And what’s more appealing to us is to leave a trail of confusion. “
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