Human behaviour during COVID-19 pandemic ‘deeply irrational’, says Contagion director | Entertainment News,The Indian Express

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Published: May 24, 2020 8:48:40 am Steven Soderberg may have aptly shown it how a pandemic might start and quickly grip the world within a few months through his movie Contagion however the director states the human response to the outbreak in reality is something that baffles him.

The 2011 film, about the spread of a highly contagious and lethal infection, has actually come back in public awareness as the world faces the coronavirus. The film, naturally, is enjoying a spike in appeal.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Soderbergh said after making Contagion, which he directed from a movie script by Scott Z. Burns, he wasn’t surprised by how the coronavirus crisis played out in the real world.
” Everyone we talked to when we were preparing that movie, every expert, when we inquired how will the next one start, to a person, they said, damp market, Asia, there’s probably going to be a bat involved.

” Literally all of them. 10 years earlier, 11 years earlier. It’s not a surprise,” Soderbergh stated.

The filmmaker stated he discovered it “fascinating” how the world and its leaders have dealt with pandemic.

” It’s been interesting to see the elements of this narrative play out that we didn’t think of. The sociological behaviour, how individuals have actually behaved as people, as states, as nations that’s been really remarkable. And something that extremely deliberately, Scott and I were trying to keep the narrative extremely focused and we had rules about points of view and what we can see and what we couldn’t see.

” But wow, there’s a great deal of truly fascinating human behaviour that we didn’t even think of when we were doing this. It’s simply a suggestion of how deeply irrational we are. When we’re put into some sort of fear-threat space, we become deeply illogical. It’s crazy to witness,” Soderbergh added.

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