chapter  4
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Pawel Pawlikowski: Eastern European analysis

When I asked Pawel Pawlikowski if I could interview him for this book, he readily agreed but felt he had to point out that he was ‘not very digital’. That is putting it mildly. He is a convinced supporter of the idea that film is the only medium for producing wonderful pictures and even carries his pro-celluloid convictions into the cutting room. He was still editing on Steenbecks long after his contemporaries had embraced the new technology and started to work on Avid. He argues even today that the only advantage of cutting on Avid is that it saves money on the budget. He has recently made the transition to fiction and has been working on 35 mm film, which he loves.