Monday, February 13, 2006

Soderbergh Plays with Dolls


Steven Soderbergh has taken full advantage of the much-documented experimental release of his new film Bubble to create something that would not have seen the light of day if forced to go through the traditional studio channels. The multi-platform strategy creates a national release for what is essentially a specialty product, allowing the film to build an audience in much the way a blog or viral video would on the Internet. As such Soderbergh’s partnership with Mark Cuban’s Magnolia Pictures—there are five more of these films to come—marks an attempt to find a cost-efficient way to allow filmmakers to explore new subjects and methods of storytelling.

The film offers a window into the lives of three people working in a primitive doll factory in a bleak Ohio town. The movie takes some getting used to; the flat, unpolished performances and mundane, seemingly aimless dialogue are not the stuff of slick Hollywood. But, ultimately that is what draws you into this world. The locations like the doll factory, the trailer homes, etc. and the closely observed details—the doll making scenes are strangely riveting—give the story a real grit and specificity.

Some critics have accused Soderbergh of being condescending
to his characters and this community. But, I think that is just a knee jerk response to a high profile director exploring a world outside the mainstream. The film’s attitude is neither hip nor ironic and it doesn’t look down on its characters. Soderbergh treats them all with sympathy and gives them room to emerge as well-rounded people, beyond the stock “working class” characterizations that Hollywood typically offers. Soderbergh casts aside what has becomes his signature visual style—handheld camera, jump cuts, etc.—in favor of simple, static setups. On the DVD commentary he says that took this approach because he wanted, as much as possible, for his non-professional actors to forget that they were in a movie. The strategy pays off, as each character offers revealing moments of humanity that allows us to connect with them. The detective (Decker Moody, a real, detective, by the way) has compassion; he is not just a gumshoe. Martha (Debbie Doebereiner) is perhaps the film’s most sympathetic figure, emerging as decent woman for whom an act of rudeness is the last straw. He realization of her crime at the end of film is heartbreaking, as it shatters her sense of self.

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