Getting Away With It: Or: The Further Adventures of the Luckiest Bastard You Ever Saw

Getting Away With It: Or: The Further Adventures of the Luckiest Bastard You Ever Saw

by Steven Soderbergh, Richard Lester

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Getting Away with It is a hilarious, insightful conversation between two visionary directors, Steven Soderbergh and Richard Lester, about the manifold joys and hardships of being a filmmaker. Though a generation apart, both share the infectious passion of cinephilia and have had a wide impact on the world film community. Soderbergh's freshman effort as a writer-director, sex, lies, and videotape, inaugurated a movement in low-budget, independent American film that remains a vital part of contemporary cinema today. Lester's freewheeling films of the sixties and seventies (including the Beatles' movies Help! and A Hard Day's Night; The Knack; How I Won the War and Petulia) helped to create a "new wave" of British film-making. Together they discuss their respective adventures in motion pictures in a free-ranging and sardonically educational dialogue.

Interwoven with this dialogue is a similarly witty and insightful journal by Soderbergh, recounting an extraordinary twelve months in which he rejected the Hollywood system and ventured into "guerilla film-making" with the offbeat projects Schizopolis and Gray's Anatomy, before returning to the Hollywood fray with his acclaimed adaptation of Elmore Leonard's "Out of Sight", starring George Clooney.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780571190256
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 11/01/2000
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 705,481
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Steven Soderbergh's films include Erin Brockovich and Ocean's Eleven. Richard Lester's last film was Get Back, a documentary of the 1989-90 Paul McCartney tour.

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