Friday, September 20, 2013

AND EVERYTHING IS GOING FINE (2010) - Steven Soderbergh

Soderbergh's achievements are arguably better as an editor than a director in this film, an assemblage of Spalding Gray performance snippets, interview clips and home movies repurposed into a posthumous feature length biopic in the style of one of Gray's own monologues. He works with the footage he has, much of it very good, some of it ominous and heartbreaking given the performer's tragic end. I'm guessing Gray would have approved were he alive to see it. And, if not, hey, more material for a new monologue. Maybe somewhere up in the ether he's obsessing eloquently about this one instead of The Killing Fields.

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