Beginning in March 2010, Steven Soderbergh decided to document his cultural diet for the year, noting down everything he watched and read, the results of which have just been made public. Taking in almost a hundred movies, 50 books and several tv shows, Soderbergh also found time to finish shooting two movies, Haywire and Contagion. Put’s us to shame, right?

The list, which is also dated and organised was given to Studio 360′s Kurt Anderson and reveals busy viewing days, possible favourites and no less than 20 viewings of his new film Haywire, 5 of The Social Network (none of the other Oscar noms get a look in!), and several Raiders of The Lost Ark, in black and white! And if he sticks to his retirement plans in the near future, god knows how large this list may grow.

Here is the list of just the movies he devoured and in the order he watched them;

Haywire

Primer

Exit Through the Gift Shop

All the President’s Men

Panic Room

Dune

Please Give

The Godfather

The Special Relationship

The Godfather Part 2

The Tall Target

The Social Network

The Room

The Day of the Jackal

In Cold Blood

Jaws

The Shark Is Still Working

Cloverfield

Rebecca

To Catch a Thief

Inception

Tiptoes

Salt

A Prophet

The White Ribbon

His Way

Catfish

Thrilla in Manilla

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

The King of Kong

Alien

Risky Business

State and Main

Splice

Predators

Smash His Camera

Enter the Void

Jagged Edge

Animal Kingdom

Michael Clayton

The French Connection

Five Easy Pieces

Somewhere

Apocalypse Now

Fair Game

I’m Still Here

Up the Sandbox

Miller’s Crossing

True Grit

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Tiny Furniture

The Fighter

Inside Job

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

The Cranes Are Flying

Funeral in Berlin

The Ipcress File

Black Swan

Days of Wine and Roses

Chimes at Midnight

The King of Marvin Gardens

End of the Road

Buried

The Killing

The Knack

The Right Stuff

Deception

The Birds

Rififi

The Navigator

Last Tango in Paris

The Spirit of the Beehive

The Perils of Priscilla

Rodeo

The Sweet Smell of Success

Stay Hungry

The Hill

Se7en

Eraserhead

The Anderson Tapes

Contagion

Malice

Network

The Goodbye Girl

The World of Henry Orient

Idiocracy

Antichrist

Wattstax

Billion Dollar Brain

Report to the Commissioner

Ugetsu

Sanjo the Bailiff

 

If you fancy looking at the exhaustive list,which contains all movies, dates, books plus a helpful little syllabus for aspiring filmmakers, you can download it here.

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This article was first posted on April 13, 2011