Watch: 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' Video on Filming at 120FPS
"The challenge is how you make cinema evolve, how you make cinema fresh." This is about to premiere at the New York Film Festival, and they're showing it in 3D at 120FPS, so get ready for some wild reactions. Sony has released a new featurette for Ang Lee's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, examining the decision to film at a high framerate. This is exactly what I've been waiting to see, as it shows some of the cameras they used and spends time discussing the decision with Ang Lee - who defends his choice to use 3D and 120FPS (in a few scenes) by stating: "it's about intimacy… You lose your judgment, you really get sucked into that world." Joe Alwyn stars as Billy Lynn, a soldier who returns home from the Iraq war and struggles with PTSD. I'm very curious to hear reactions from NYFF and get a look at this (in 120FPS) myself.
Here's the behind-the-scenes featurette on Ang Lee's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, via YouTube:
And here's another featurette for Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk on "American Heroes", via YouTube:
Featuring Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Garrett Hedlund, Steve Martin, Deirdre Lovejoy, and Chris Tucker. An infantryman recounts the final hours before he and his fellow soldiers return to Iraq. Also starring Ben Platt, Tim Blake Nelson, Makenzie Leigh, Beau Knapp. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is directed by veteran Oscar-winning Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee, of Sense and Sensibility, The Ice Storm, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain, Lust Caution, Taking Woodstock and Life of Pi previously. The screenplay is written by Jean-Christophe Castelli, adapted from Ben Fountain's very popular novel of the same name. This was filmed at 120FPS in 3D, but we're not sure of exact release plans. Sony Pictures will open Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk in theaters everywhere starting November 11th, 2016 this fall.