Steven SoderberghOn the eve of the multi-media (theater, DVD, and TV) release of Steven Soderbergh's Bubble, the director sat down with Boing Boing's Xeni Jardin (moonlighting for Wired) to answer some questions about technology and filmmaking. In addition to suggesting that the precedent-setting release of Bubble is really nothing of the sort ("Name any big-title movie that's come out in the last four years. It has been available in all formats on the day of release. It's called piracy."), Soderbergh also discusses his fascination with the arrival of digital distribution. In his mind, he will one day be able to have radically different cuts of the same film in theaters within weeks of each other. In addition, Soderbergh is interested in the idea of making legal, distributable video mash-ups - mixing together, for example, Alfred Hitchcock's and Gus Van Sant's versions of Psycho.

Whether you like Soderbergh or not, he's always been a filmmaker who is very curious about the medium, and willing to push the envelope further than most (I'm thinking here more of and SchizopolisandKafka than Ocean's Eleven); his ideas about the future of movies are certainly worth a read.

[via Boing Boing]
tags drama
categories Movies, Cinematical