Spielberg Concedes He May One Day Have to Shoot Digitally...
From some Chicago Tribune Cannes coverage:
"Making a film on celluloid," [Spielberg] said, is a threatened mode of expression.
"Digital cinema is inevitable. It's right around the corner. And someday," said Spielberg, "even I will have to convert."
The official Cannes site has a slightly longer Spielberg quote that offers some more nuance:
"The film is being released digitally on a lot of screens, about 300. Making a film digitally and releasing a film in the same digital process gives a beautiful image. It creates an extraordinarily clean, sharp image, but making a film on celluloid - as I’d like to do with all of my pictures –then transferring, releasing it, and projecting it digitally is a very inferior image. So the decision to go out to a vast number of motion picture theatres was a simple decision for me to make. But digital cinema is inevitable, it’s right around the corner and even someday I will have to convert, but right now I love film.”