Getting Away With It

Or: The Further Adventures of the Luckiest Bastard You Ever Saw

Steven Soderbergh and 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.

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"Too funny, too true, too sad to put down." --David Thomson, The Independent on Sunday

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Steven Soderbergh and Richard Lester

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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Getting Away With It
Or: The Further Adventures of the Luckiest Bastard You Ever Saw
Steven Soderbergh and Richard Lester

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Trade Paperback
Faber & Faber
Faber and Faber, Inc.
November 2000
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780571190256
ISBN10: 0571190251
5 1/4 x 8 7/16 inches, 224 pages, 8 Pages of Black-and-White Photographs
$19.00
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