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Alternative Scriptwriting, 4th Edition by Jeff Rush, Ken Dancyger

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Narrative and Anti-Narrative: The Case of the Two Stevens

The Work of Steven Spielberg and Steven Soderbergh

In this chapter, we look at the work of two important film storytellers, Steven Spielberg and Steven Soderbergh. They represent two extreme impulses. Spielberg’s impulse is classic linear storytelling, clearly plot-driven, and very effective (so effective, in fact, that it underpins the most commercially successful career in film history). Soderbergh’s impulse is ambiguous, experimental, and quirky. We call it anti-narrative. The impulse of Steven Soderbergh is, above all, a strategy to opt for creative rather than overtly commercial ...

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