Steven Soderbergh Took the Sound and Color Out of Indiana Jones

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Steven Soderbergh has mashed up both versions of Psycho and recut his own Heaven's Gate, so now he's turned Raiders of the Last Ark into a silent film, stripping the film of sound and color and replacing its soundtrack with a spare electronic score. Soderbergh hopes that the film's new form will help viewers pay more attention to the art of staging: "See if you can reproduce the thought process that resulted in these choices by asking yourself: why was each shot — whether short or long  — held for that exact length of time and placed in that order?" It's not embeddable, so head over to Soderbergh's site if you feel like watching Raiders again. (Who doesn't?)