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Mad Men (Matthew Weiner, Creator and Executive Producer, AMC, 2007 to Present)

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“We were one of the last people to stop cutting on film. And when we stopped, people would say, ‘Why?’ Honestly, the answer was because we couldn’t find assistants who knew how to work on film. They didn’t exist anymore. I mean, it was — I remember being in Ken Loach’s cutting room around then, and I said — he was cutting on a Steenbeck back then — and I said, ‘How do you do this?’ And he pointed like that [points] and there was this, like, 96-year-old guy on the rewinds.”

Joel Coen, “‘We are the Establishment Now:’ The Coen Brothers Look Wryly at Their Films”