Steven Soderbergh’s latest film, Contagion
, follows the rapid progression of a fatal airborne virus that kills its hosts within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure, struggle to survive, and stop the gradual disintegration of society. The film is a good representation of Soderbergh’s typical style of filmmaking. He weaves together numerous plots anchored by the central theme of how a contagious disease evolves into a pandemic, while quietly, inexorably getting under your skin. Contagion
is chilling, even frightening, and screenwriter Scott Z. Burns, along with Soderbergh, examines how easily an ou...