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The 92 Movies Steven Soderbergh Watched in the Last Year

Steven Soderbergh
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The soon-to-retire director reveals every single movie he watched from April 12, 2010, to March 23, 2011 -- plus the books he read and shows he watched

Radio great Kurt Andersen of Studio 360 got elusive, odd-even-by-filmmaker-standards Steven Soderbergh to confess that he's quitting the business and cough up a list of his watching habits while he was making his forthcoming movies Haywire (which he watched 20 times) and Contagion. Besides consuming superb books (J.D. Salinger: A Life, LA Noir: Dave Hickey in Las Vegas, Just Kids, by Patti Smith) and TV shows (Breaking Bad, Mad Men), Soderbergh staged an enviable personal film festival comprising these titles, in order (some screened more than once):

Haywire

Primer

Exit Through the Gift Shop

All the President's Men

Panic Room

Dune

Please Give

The Godfather

The Special Relationship

The Godfather Part 2

The Tall Target

The Social Network

The Room

The Day of the Jackal

In Cold Blood

Jaws

The Shark Is Still Working

Cloverfield

Rebecca

To Catch a Thief

Inception

Tiptoes

Salt

A Prophet

The White Ribbon

His Way

Catfish

Thrilla in Manilla

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

The King of Kong

Alien

Risky Business

State and Main

Splice

Predators

Smash His Camera

Enter the Void

Jagged Edge

Animal Kingdom

Michael Clayton

The French Connection

Five Easy Pieces

Somewhere

Apocalypse Now

Fair Game

I'm Still Here

Up the Sandbox (perhaps because the author, Anne Roiphe, just published a smart, gossipy memoir, Art and Madness: A Memoir of Lust Without Reason)

Miller's Crossing

True Grit

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Tiny Furniture

The Fighter

Inside Job

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

The Cranes Are Flying

Funeral in Berlin

The Ipcress File

Black Swan

Days of Wine and Roses

Chimes at Midnight

The King of Marvin Gardens

End of the Road

Buried

The Killing

The Knack

The Right Stuff

Deception

The Birds

Rififi

The Navigator

Last Tango in Paris

The Spirit of the Beehive

The Perils of Priscilla

Rodeo

The Sweet Smell of Success

Stay Hungry

The Hill

Se7en

Eraserhead

The Anderson Tapes

Contagion

Malice

Network

The Goodbye Girl

The World of Henry Orient

Idiocracy

Antichrist

Wattstax

Billion Dollar Brain

Report to the Commissioner

Ugetsu

Sanjo the Bailiff