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Paul Schrader and Bret Easton Ellis' Hollywood satire "The Canyons" has been marred with bad buzz ever since Stephen Rodrick's damning (and fantastically entertaining) New York Times Magazine feature ran, exposing a production fraught with trouble from the get-go. In addition to that, the film's been rejected by both Sundance and SXSW, despite Schrader's involvement. One of the most fascinating reveals made in the Rodrick's article involved none other than Steven Soderbergh, who was approached by producer Braxton Pope, unsatisfied with Schrader's rough cut. According to Rodrick, Soderbergh offered 72 hours of his time to have a go with the footage, but Schrader refused his input. Indiewire sat down with Soderbergh yesterday to discuss what he's said will be his final feature to open theatrically, "Side Effects," and naturally, the conversation veered to "The Canyons." "I never wanted that to go beyond Paul," »

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