"There’s a lot of people, like Christopher Nolan—the only way to make a film is on 35mm? I just don’t buy that at all. He can’t release his films in 35mm. He can shoot 35mm, and then he has to transfer to digital to get it distributed. So you can be nostalgic and this and that, but it’s a waste of time."

William Friedkin, director of The Exorcist, The French Connection, and Sorcerer (newly re-released in a restored digital print) on why he’s not nostalgic for celluloid. Read the rest of our lengthy interview with the director. (via thedissolve)

William Friedkin and cast on the set of The Exorcist (1973)

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William Friedkin and Linda Blair on-set of The Exorcist (1973)

y William Friedkin on-set of The Exorcist (1973)

William Friedkin on-set of The Exorcist (1973)

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William Friedkin on the set of Bug

William Friedkin on the set of Bug

y William Friedkin on-set of The Exorcist (1973)

William Friedkin on-set of The Exorcist (1973)

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William Friedkin with Linda Blair on the set of The Exorcist

y William Friedkin and Emile Hirsch on the set of Killer Joe (2012).

William Friedkin and Emile Hirsch on the set of Killer Joe (2012).

y William Friedkin and Ellen Burstyn on-set of The Exorcist (1973)

William Friedkin and Ellen Burstyn on-set of The Exorcist (1973)

y William Friedkin and Michael Shannon on-set of Bug (2006)

William Friedkin and Michael Shannon on-set of Bug (2006)