Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh has released his annual list comprising of everything he watched and read in 2020 – and it makes for interesting reading.
I think it was Stephen King who said ‘if you want to be a great writer then you have to be a great reader.’
The logic there is obvious. Any storyteller worth their salt is shaped in turn by the stories that they themselves devour. And so it is with Steven Soderbergh. The director publishes his watchlist annually, including books, TV, plays and of course, films.
His 2020 list (via Collider) has more than a few interesting tidbits in there, including the fact that he watched a cut of his latest film, Let Them All Talk, back in January (it has still yet to release here in the UK a year later), and during March he saw an early cut of David Fincher’s Mank whilst also checking out Netflix’s Tiger King.
We can also glean from the list that Soderbergh seems to top out at three films a day as a maximum, and perhaps most controversially, he watched Die Hard on Boxing Day, news which both warring factions of the endless ‘Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?’ conundrum will undoubtedly pounce upon to prove their claims.
You can check out the full list here, it’s definitely worth a look.
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