TGB Episode 93: Profiling Soderbergh (Guest: AICN's Jeremy Smith)

January 23, 2012

The Golden Briefcase - Steven Soderbergh

On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim & Jeremy are joined by Mr. Beaks (aka Jeremy Smith) from AICN to go over their latest Picks of the Week, the newest in DVD & Blu-Ray releases, talk through new trailers for Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom and Jennifer Westfeldt's Friends With Kids, and much more. The main topic of the night was a full discussion on the career of Steven Soderbergh in honor of his new film Haywire arriving in theaters. The guys go over his career, directing style and the various strengths and flaws that make him one of the most important American filmmakers working today.

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Previous Episode: 2012 Preview (Guest: Screenwriter Geoff LaTulippe)

Our Guest:

Jeremy Smith: @mrbeaks

Picks of the Week:

Jeremy K: How to Get Ahead in Advertising
Jeremy S: At Long Last Love
Tim: The Royal Tenenbaums

DVD/Blu-Rays Released:

The Ides of March
Traffic (Criterion Collection)
Dutch (Blu-Ray)

Episode Timeline:

Pick of the Week: 7:25
New Releases: 19:57
Trailer Watch: Moonrise Kingdom: 32:00
Trailer Watch: Friends With Kids: 39:51
Topic of the Night: Steven Soderbergh: 47:17

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Hip-Hip Hooray Its Golden Briefcase Day! OCEAN'S TWELVE is probably my favorite of his, followed by THE INFORMANT!, and OCEAN'S THIRTEEN. One thing I don't think you guys mentioned was the ability of Mr. Soderbergh, to reign in his ensemble casts, like OCEAN's ELEVEN or CONTAGION. That must take a lot of skill. He is like an "A-List Whisperer."

DAVIDPD on Jan 23, 2012


Quality show as always. What more can I say? I just love it 🙂

Davide Coppola on Jan 24, 2012


I'm not surprised KEANE wasn't mention because Soderbergh was only the executive producer.  But, I would like to mention it solely for the movie's alternate edit that SS did as a exercise to see if it brought any new ideas to Lodge Kerrigan (writer/director).  It didn't, but the cut is on the DVD for all to see.  It's impressive that SS would take the time to do that.  What a difference editing can make.

rob on Jan 24, 2012

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