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Getting Away With It

Getting Away With It

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

Steven Soderbergh and Richard Lester

Farrar, Straus and Giroux


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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.


Praise for Getting Away With It

“Too funny, too true, too sad to put down.” —David Thomson, The Independent on Sunday

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About the author

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.

Steven Soderbergh

Richard Lester

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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