On this week’s episode of our podcast, we’re sharing a fascinating conversation with director Ang Lee. During the 54th New York Film Festival last month, we held a special World Premiere presentation of his latest epic, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, which begins its theatrical run this weekend.
The film tells the story of an American soldier (Joe Alwyn) who returns home for a victory tour after a harrowing battle in Iraq. It was shot at an unprecedented 120 frames per second in Real-D 3D at 4K resolution, resulting in an immersive and unique cinematic experience, which Lee lauded for its greatly increased detail and clarity. The director joined Kent Jones for one of our HBO Directors Dialogues to discuss Billy Lynn’s technical challenges, political subject matter, and his approach to filmmaking in general.
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