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Interview: The Dude and Roger Deakins

"If I don't feel it's gonna make a film that I would want to go see, then I don't really want to work on it."

Jeff Bridges speaks with Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC for Interview magazine. Some highlights from the cinematographer:

On choosing a project: “If I don’t feel it’s gonna make a film that I would want to go see, then I don’t really want to work on it. I think it’s too much of an involvement of time in your life to work on something that you don’t actually have some sort of passion for, especially at my age.”

On shooting digitally: “I was just working with the Coen brothers over the winter on this film ‘Hail, Caesar!’ And they wanted to shoot film, so we shot film. I think my choice might have been to shoot digital, but I enjoyed shooting film again. But I think that film has had its day, and I believe there are great advantages to the digital process, actually.”

On stereoscopic 3D filmmaking:  “I’ve been offered it. I just don’t want to. I think I’m gonna do this film with Denis [Villeneuve] that’ll be made into 3-D eventually, but it won’t be shot in 3-D. I don’t really like watching 3-D.”