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‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’: How Ang Lee and Cinematographer John Toll Changed the Way We Look at Movies

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The possibilities for visual storytelling expanded with “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” Ang Lee’s hyper-real experiment in 120fps/3D/4K cinema. The nightmarish Ptsd war drama not only fulfills the promise of Doug Trumbull’s Showscan experiment from the ’80s (60fps/65mm), but also takes it to another dimension with greater clarity, depth and volume.

As a viewer, it gives the sense of opening a window and stepping closer to the action for the most realistic, visceral, and immersive 3D experience. Huge closeups leave actors totally exposed, and far-reaching depth of field gives more freedom to explore.

See More‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’: Why Ang Lee Deserves Praise for Stepping Into the Future

For Lee, there’s greater truth in the primacy of the image. “It’s more mise-en-scene than montage,” he said at last week’s screening at the Dolby Cinema at Vine Theater (in 120/3D/2K).

The realistic,
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‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’: Why Ang Lee Deserves Praise for Stepping Into the Future

Fearing that the golden age of television will make the public overlook cinema’s charms, studios and their filmmakers are desperate to find ways to lure audiences into the theater. Much of their arsenal relies on technology, including immersive 3D, eye-popping visual effects, bone-shattering immersive sound — and now, 3D delivered at a super-high frame rate via Ang Lee’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.”

Read More: At CinemaCon, the Studios Look Out Theatrical Windows and Say It’s Sunny

In banking on Lee, new Sony chairman Tom Rothman believed lightning could strike twice. In 2012, as the chairman of 20th Century Fox, he introduced Lee’s 3D spectacle “Life of Pi” as a potential Oscar contender and game-changer. At CinemaCon 2016, Rothman launched Sony’s presentation with Lee’s true-life drama about an Iraq War vet (Joe Alwyn) who is celebrated as a hero. There was palpable excitement over the prospect
See full article at Thompson on Hollywood »

‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’: Why Ang Lee Deserves Praise for Stepping Into the Future

  • Indiewire
Fearing that the golden age of television will make the public overlook cinema’s charms, studios and their filmmakers are desperate to find ways to lure audiences into the theater. Much of their arsenal relies on technology, including immersive 3D, eye-popping visual effects, bone-shattering immersive sound — and now, 3D delivered at a super-high frame rate via Ang Lee’s “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.”

Read More: At CinemaCon, the Studios Look Out Theatrical Windows and Say It’s Sunny

In banking on Lee, new Sony chairman Tom Rothman believed lightning could strike twice. In 2012, as the chairman of 20th Century Fox, he introduced Lee’s 3D spectacle “Life of Pi” as a potential Oscar contender and game-changer. At CinemaCon 2016, Rothman launched Sony’s presentation with Lee’s true-life drama about an Iraq War vet (Joe Alwyn) who is celebrated as a hero. There was palpable excitement over the prospect
See full article at Indiewire »

Ang Lee exclusive: "I’m a pretty experienced filmmaker but this has been humbling"

Exclusive: Billy Lynn director reveals “painful” shoot but predicts that higher frame rates “will become the norm”.

Ang Lee’s anticipated war drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is building a head of steam before its October 14 New York Film Festival debut.

Many insiders and awards prognosticators are calling it a likely awards front-runner, even before the film has been seen.

Two-time Oscar winner Lee is still working furiously on the ground-breaking feature in New York, but in an interview with Screen ahead of this week’s Ibc trade show in Amsterdam, the director has admitted that the demands of making the movie, which has generated 40 times more data than a conventional shoot, make it unlike anything he has taken on before.

In reference to the movie’s innovative and challenging 3D 4K and 120 frames per second [fps] tech spec, which will be presented this week at Ibc, Lee said:

“I shot 12 movies before this so I’m
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Ang Lee: "I’m a pretty experienced filmmaker but this has been humbling"

Exclusive: Billy Lynn director reveals “painful” shoot but predicts that higher frame rates “will become the norm”.

Ang Lee’s anticipated war drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk is building a head of steam before its October 14 New York Film Festival debut.

Many insiders and awards prognosticators are calling it a likely awards front-runner, even before the film has been seen.

Two-time Oscar winner Lee is still working furiously on the innovative feature in New York, but in an interview with Screen ahead of this week’s Ibc trade show in Amsterdam, the director has admitted that the demands of making the movie, which has generated 40 times more data than a conventional shoot, make it unlike anything he has taken on before.

In reference to the movie’s innovative and challenging 3D 4K and 120fps tech spec, which will be presented this week at Ibc, Lee said:

“I shot 12 movies before this so I’m a pretty
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Suicide Squad Review

Suicide Squad comes at a weird time for the DC Movieverse. This spring’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was viewed by its bankrollers as a total slam-dunk, a blockbuster that would bring two of the most famous and enduring superheroes in comic-book history together on screen for the nerd equivalent of the Thrilla in Manila. But then, audiences saw the film, and once solid ground for WB and DC started to feel a whole lot shakier. Simply put, Batman V Superman made money, but it wasn’t the killer springboard into a Justice League team-up pic that the studio was hoping for, and it wasn’t even the triumphant crowdpleaser execs had taken it for granted to be.

And so it is that all eyes have turned to Suicide Squad, once a somewhat peripheral, lightweight entry in this massive planned universe (after all, how many general moviegoers are
See full article at We Got This Covered »

James Schamus talks Muhammad Ali movie

  • ScreenDaily
Former Focus Features CEO James Schamus also discussed the “bloodbath” of awards season at Sundance Film Festival London.

At a Sundance Film Festival London panel held in association with Screen International, writer, producer and former Focus Features head James Schamus said that Ang Lee’s film about the iconic ‘Thrilla in Manila’ 1975 boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier will push cinematic imagery to new levels.

Speaking to moderator Wendy Mitchell, Schamus stated: “The film will be 3D, shot at 120 frames per second, in 4K. Our actors in the ring will be matched with digital avatars and single-set edited. It will be a whole leap in sensorial [experience].”

However, as is the case with Lee’s upcoming Billy Lynn’s Long Half-Time Walk, cinemas will need to upgrade their venues to show the film as the director intends it to be seen.

“There is no theatre in the world except Ang’s editing room in which you can
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James Schamus talks Ang Lee's Muhammad Ali movie

  • ScreenDaily
Former Focus Features CEO James Schamus also discussed the “bloodbath” of awards season at Sundance Film Festival London.

At a Sundance Film Festival London panel held in association with Screen International, writer, producer and former Focus Features head James Schamus said that Ang Lee’s film about the iconic ‘Thrilla in Manila’ 1975 boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier will push cinematic imagery to new levels.

Speaking to moderator Wendy Mitchell, Schamus stated: “The film will be 3D, shot at 120 frames per second, in 4K. Our actors in the ring will be matched with digital avatars and single-set edited. It will be a whole leap in sensorial [experience].”

However, as is the case with Lee’s upcoming Billy Lynn’s Long Half-Time Walk, cinemas will need to upgrade their venues to show the film as the director intends it to be seen.

“There is no theatre in the world except Ang’s editing room in which you can
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Muhammad Ali Passes Away at 74

Muhammad Ali Passes Away at 74
Sad news for sports fans as boxing legend Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. Known as a 'silver-tongued' presence in the ring, the athlete was also a civil rights activist who was perhaps most famous for proudly proclaiming himself 'The Greatest'. After a lifetime spent living up to the nickname, Ali, who was born Cassius Marcellus Clay, succumbed to respiratory complications.

Ali's death came Friday night in the Phoenix-area hospital where he'd spent the past few days. The boxer had suffered from Parkinson's disease for the past thirty years. The neurological condition had progressively worn down his physical dexterity and speech over the decades, yet never robbed him of his persona. The man's body is being returned to his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky where the funeral will be held. Family spokesman Bob Gunnell had this to say to NBC News

"After a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease,
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Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Has Died at 74

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Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Has Died at 74
[Brightcove "4926743081001"] Muhammad Ali - the charismatic, self-proclaimed King of the World, who persevered to win the heavyweight boxing title three different times - has died at the age of 74. Ali's official website confirmed the news on Friday. A family spokesperson told People that Ali died Friday at the Phoenix-area hospital, that he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications. "After a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74. The three-time World Heavyweight Champion boxer died this evening," spokesman Bob Gunnell said in a statement. "The Ali family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts,
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Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Has Died at 74

  • PEOPLE.com
Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali Has Died at 74
[Brightcove "4926743081001"] Muhammad Ali - the charismatic, self-proclaimed King of the World, who persevered to win the heavyweight boxing title three different times - has died at the age of 74, according to reports. A family spokesperson confirmed to NBC News that Ali died Friday at the Phoenix-area hospital, that he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications. The death comes just days after the boxing legend was hospitalized with a respiratory issue. His rep told People the that Ali was in "fair condition" and was expected to have a "brief" stay at the hospital. The outspoken boxing great
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Muhammad Ali -- 'The Greatest' Dead at 74 (Videos + Photos)

  • TMZ
Muhammad Ali has died in a Phoenix-area hospital where he was battling respiratory issues ... according to a family spokesman. The legendary boxer and humanitarian was 74 years old. He had checked into the hospital on Thursday and reps said he was in fair condition, but on Friday his health worsened throughout the day. The family says his funeral will be held in Ali's hometown of Louisville, although the spokesman didn't specify a date. NBC News first reported his death.
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James Schamus working on projects from 'micro' to 'quite huge'

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Exclusive: Former Focus Features executive James Schamus is building a busy but bespoke slate at his new company Symbolic Exchange, including a TV project with European partners.

Writer/producer and former Focus Features head James Schamus, who recently directed his first short, That Film About Money, and his first feature, an adaptation of Philip Roth’s Indignation, told Screen that he plans to direct again.

While he figures out what his next directing project will be, Schamus is busy assembling a development and production slate at his New York-based company, Symbolic Exchange.

“I’ve stayed more or less under the radar since I left Focus [in October 2013]. I had the opportunity to build up my own little company, I have a lovely arrangement with a company called Meridian Entertainment in China,” Schamus told Screen while attending this week’s Qumra event in Doha.

“I’ve kept my staff extremely small. In the next few months we’ll have announcements
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Schamus working on projects from 'micro' to 'quite huge'

  • ScreenDaily
Exclusive: Former Focus Features executive James Schamus is building a busy but bespoke slate at his new company Symbolic Exchange, including a TV project with European partners.

Writer/producer and former Focus Features head James Schamus, who recently directed his first short, That Film About Money, and his first feature, an adaptation of Philip Roth’s Indignation, told Screen that he plans to direct again.

While he figures out what his next directing project will be, Schamus is busy assembling a development and production slate at his New York-based company, Symbolic Exchange.

“I’ve stayed more or less under the radar since I left Focus [in October 2013]. I had the opportunity to build up my own little company, I have a lovely arrangement with a company called Meridian Entertainment in China,” Schamus told Screen while attending this week’s Qumra event in Doha.

“I’ve kept my staff extremely small. In the next few months we’ll have announcements
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‘Indignation’ Helmer James Schamus Pt 2: ‘Brokeback’ Oscar Diversity Lessons And Ang Lee’s 3D Ali-Frazier Film

‘Indignation’ Helmer James Schamus Pt 2: ‘Brokeback’ Oscar Diversity Lessons And Ang Lee’s 3D Ali-Frazier Film
Exclusive: James Schamus today brings his feature directorial debut Indignation to Sundance. Here is the second part of the interview that Deadline began yesterday. Schamus discusses the fast-changing indie film business, the Oscar diversity controversy, the Ang Lee-helmed 3D Thrilla In Manila film about Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali’s classic brawl, and frustration over the mistaken confusion that there is a Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel coming. Deadline: It’s…
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UK producer John Smithson to attend Aidc 2016

The Australian International Documentary Conference has confirmed that John Smithson - producer of Touching the Void, 127 Hours and Sherpa - will attend Aidc 2016.

Smithson will participate in a Feature Documentary Masterclass before a screening of Sherpa, which he will attend alongside director Jennifer Peedom and producer Bridget Ikin.

He will also co-present Keynote in Conversation: The Rise of the Superdoc with Phil Craig (Head of ABC Factual, 2012-2015).

Smithson is the co-founder of the UK production company Arrow Media and has produced Deep Water, The Falling Man, The Beckoning Silence and Thrilla in Manila among numerous other projects.

Aidc 2016 takes place at Acmi in Melbourne from February 28-March 2.
See full article at IF.com.au »

Outstanding Achievement in Belated Linkage

It's so tough to keep up with other movie stuffs during precursor week. So here are several news items, essays, montages to help up catch us all up. Ready. Set. Go...

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i09 One sorcerer supreme is not enough for Doctor Strange star Benedict Cumberbatch. He's also signed on to play Jasper Maskelyne, a Nazi-fighter War Magician

The Wrap Universal's Mummy reboot will swap the gender of the monster. Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: Secret Service) will star

Film Stage George Clooney's next directing job is the noir Suburbicon. He's lining up an all star cast and Julianne Moore just joined

Playbill Lee Daniels creating a girl band tv series for Queen Latifah (Empire was such a succcess that there are  lot of music industry series about to hit or in development)

/Film Ang Lee's Thrilla in Manila, a boxing drama is said to be eyeing Ray Fisher as Muhammad Ali
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Ang Lee’s 3D ‘Thrilla in Manila’ Back on Track, Two Stars Eyed for Muhammad Ali & Joe Frazier

Ang Lee’s 3D ‘Thrilla in Manila’ Back on Track, Two Stars Eyed for Muhammad Ali & Joe Frazier
It’s been a couple of years since we heard about Ang Lee‘s 3D boxing drama that was said to focus on the boxing world in the 1960s and 1970s, when heavyweights like Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier ruled the ring and grabbed people’s attention. The project was set up at Universal, but ended up taking […]

The post Ang Lee’s 3D ‘Thrilla in Manila’ Back on Track, Two Stars Eyed for Muhammad Ali & Joe Frazier appeared first on /Film.
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Ang Lee’s Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier 3D Boxing Film in Development

Ang Lee has been working on developing a 3D film based around the historic boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier that is known as the Thrilla In Manila. The project was originally set up at Universal Pictures after he won the Best Director Oscar for his work on Life of Pi. The film's development ended up falling apart, but now it’s making a comeback!

The film will offer audiences an "epic look at the boxing world of the 1960s and 1970s, as seen through the prism of its biggest rivalries and greatest fights.” The film will also put the focus on other boxers from that era, such as George Foreman, Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hearns, Robert Duran, and Sugar Ray Leonard.

According to the Deadline, Lee is scouting locations and is looking for this film to be his next project. He just finished shooting the big screen adaptation
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Sundance 2016 Shorts, Marion Cotillard Talk, Actors Playing Actors, Ang Lee’s Next Film, and More

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, videos, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage.

Sundance Film Festival 2016 have announced its shorts line-up, featuring films from Bryce Dallas Howard, Jason Reitman, Sebastian Silva, and more.

Fandor reveals their top 20 of 2015, topped by Mad Max: Fury Road.

Watch a 30-minute talk with Marion Cotillard:

Thank you, Creed. Ang Lee‘s 3D boxing drama on Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier‘s famous fight is back on, Deadline reports:

Ang Lee is getting a rematch on his ambitious 3D film based on the classic Thrilla In Manila brawl between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. The project, which originated at Universal Pictures after Lee won the Oscar for directing Life Of Pi, is fast coming back
See full article at The Film Stage »
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