Sam Mendes: Shooting the Latest Bond Film on 35mm Film Gave it Romance & Nostalgia

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Spectre director Sam Mendes talks to The Film Book about his decision to shoot the latest Bond film on 35mm film whereas he shot his previous one (Skyfall) digitally.

"I loved shooting on film again," Mendes explained. "Film is difficult, it’s imprecise, but that’s also the glory of it. There’s a magic there; you win big and sometimes you lose big, but the risk is worth it. I was so relieved watching the first day’s dailies on film. It had romance, a slight nostalgia, which was my own imposition, but I had that feeling. And that’s not inappropriate when dealing with a classic Bond movie."

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