Even 'Contagion' Couldn't Prepare Steven Soderbergh for How "Deeply Irrational" Everyone is Acting During the Pandemic

Directing Contagion may have prepared Steven Soderbergh for a pandemic, but not for the deeply stupid human behavior that people have had in response to a pandemic. The filmmaker’s acclaimed 2011 thriller was ahead of the curve — showing the breakdown of society and difficulties of curbing the spread of a deadly virus long before coronavirus (COVID-19) even existed. Contagion was a famously realistic […]

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'Contagion' Scientific Adviser on the Coronavirus Pandemic: 'It's What We've Been Warning People About for 20 Years'

Although Steven Soderbergh’s film Contagion came out in 2011, here in 2020, the movie feels like our new reality. Since the news of the COVID-19 pandemic started up, virus-themed thrillers like Contagion and Outbreak are suddenly popular. An expert who provided scientific advice on Contagion was recently interviewed about her time on the movie, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. She said her work on Contagion — […]

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