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If you haven't assumed the notion by now, Steven Soderbergh is pretty much the ideal interview subject (check out our recent conversation with him here). Witty, relatable, and willing to divulge extensive behind-the-scenes details, the director has faced his indefinite hiatus with reflections galore, the latest of which concerns his turn away from screenwriting, and more toward the cinematographer role he's so frequently explored. Starting with his Sundance breakout hit, “sex lies and videotape,” Soderbergh supplied the scripts for his and other directors' films throughout the '90s, including “King of the Hill,” “Schizopolis” and Gregory Jacob's “Criminal” (under the pseudonym Peter Lowry). However, he stopped after 2002's “Solaris” to start on his trail of collaborations with other writers, and speaking with Ignatiy Vishnevetsky over at Mubi, he claims there's a simple answer as to why -- namely, that “writing is the worst job in the »

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