Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Rumpus Long Interview With Steven Soderbergh - The

The Rumpus: I love so many of your movies, but they seem very different.  I can’t connect “Sex, Lies, and Videotape” to “Out of Sight” to “Traffic.”  And I can’t connect “Traffic” to “Che” at all. Am I missing something there?

SODERBERGH: The good news is that I don’t have to know if there’s a link. Wells had a great quote once where some critic asked him a similar question. He said, “I’m the bird, and you’re the ornithologist.” I don’t really sit down and think on a macro level how or if these things are connected. They obviously are in the sense that I wanted to make them. And so there must be something in them that I’m drawn to.