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Old 05-12-16, 09:48 AM
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ďWhat really happened there?Ē Kristen Stewartís character asks her younger brother, Joe Alwynís titular hero, in the first trailer for Ang Leeís war drama ďBilly Lynnís Long Halftime Walk.Ē

Written by Jean-Christophe Castelli based on Ben Fountainís bestselling debut novel, the film follows 19-year-old private Billy Lynn who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, return home temporarily for a victory tour after surviving an Iraq battle.

The harrowing trailer alternates between footage of the Iraq War and a celebration of the soldiers at a Alabama State football game on Thanksgiving Day.

The film, which also stars Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel and Steve Martin, reveals through flashbacks what really happened to the squad ó a stark contrast with Americaís perception of the war.

ďĎBilly Lynní is a story of love, courage and devotion,Ē Lee said in a statement on Wednesday after Sonyís TriStar Pictures released the first image from the pic. ďItís the story of a young man learning his place in the world, and of the special brotherhood among men at arms, the depths of their bonds and the sacrifices they make.Ē

Shot in 3D, at 4K resolution and 120 frames per second for each eye, the filmís groundbreaking use of ultra-high-frame-rate filmmaking for the military sequences is already generating Oscar buzz. Footage from the film wowed audiences at last monthís CinemaCon and NAB Show.

ďBilly Lynnís Long Halftime WalkĒ hits theaters on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
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War movies like this in 3D seem really odd to me. But 120 fps per eye? So does that mean it's actually shot at 240 fps?

I want to be optimistic because I really like Ang Lee's directing, but this looks surprisingly Lifetime-ish.
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This shot is pretty gnarly for a greenband trailer

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I'm sure the blood will be black by the end of the week.
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That's quite a diverse cast. And I love that's it's shot in a way we'll never be able to fully experience at home.
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I enjoyed the book, so I'll check the movie out.

Good to see Steve Martin in a dramatic role. I always said that if he used right, he could have transitioned into a dramatic actor like Tom Hanks has.
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That's quite a diverse cast. And I love that's it's shot in a way we'll never be able to fully experience at home.
Pretty sure there are 4K 120hz 3D tvs out there.
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Pretty sure there are 4K 120hz 3D tvs out there.
but you have to buy one for each eye to recreate the experience the director intended.
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even though they are 2 completly different songs, the cover of "Heroes" playing over the trailer is a major ripoff of the cover of Creep playing over the trailer of "The Social Network".
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Really enjoyed the book, but this trailer isn't doing anything for me at all.
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Pretty sure there are 4K 120hz 3D tvs out there.
They can do this?

"Shot in 3D, at 4K resolution and 120 frames per second for each eye, the filmís groundbreaking use of ultra-high-frame-rate filmmaking for the military sequences is already generating Oscar buzz. Footage from the film wowed audiences at last monthís CinemaCon and NAB Show."
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They can do this?

"Shot in 3D, at 4K resolution and 120 frames per second for each eye, the filmís groundbreaking use of ultra-high-frame-rate filmmaking for the military sequences is already generating Oscar buzz. Footage from the film wowed audiences at last monthís CinemaCon and NAB Show."
I'm just confused by what "per eye" really means. I don't think there are any 4K tvs that run at 240hz yet.
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No, that was the big talk when specs were being finalized for UHD, if they would set specs for 4k 3D. Which they didn't. So now we have this movie the the Hobbit trilogy being made at rates our current technology won't catch up with for 5-10 years from now.
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I'll be seeing this in theaters anyways. Not a big deal if I don't see it on TV for a few years.
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So... is there a list of theatres that are actually showing this in true 120fps?

It's great that it was shot that way, but if it's impossible to watch it that way, why should we care?
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They haven't done much to sell this one IMO. Perhaps it's just the way things have played out for me, but I haven't seen the trailer in theaters and I haven't seen TV ads.

Having seen the trailer for this and "Hacksaw Ridge", I find it hard these days to get charged up for a war film, -I find it hard to think they'll bring something different to it, that I'll want to go to the theater for. The visual gimmick for "Billy" is interesting, but I'd need to see something in the theatrical trailer (and seen in an actual theater) that would make me say "Wow! I've got to see this!"

Now, will this play in conventional theaters, or will this be like "The Hobbit" films and require special projectors? Those films didn't play in the anywhere close to me.

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That looks really bad.

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After reading the early reviews, it seems the distributor is hedging their bets on minimal advertising.
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This has to be the worst movie title since Keep the Aspidistra Flying.
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It looks pretty good to me. I'm not buying into the 4K 3D bullshit though. I fell for the similar gimmick with The Hobbit and it was a bust.
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Pretty sure there are 4K 120hz 3D tvs out there.
There are. I own one.

The problem is that 4K Ultra HD doesn't support 3D. So the best we'd get is a 1080p 3D version.
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so as it turns out Sony is releasing this to New York City and Los Angeles on November 11 in 4K/3D/120FPS format; a week later for it's national rollout the movie will go out as 2D/24fps will be released.
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I'll give it a shot because of Ang Lee.
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even though they are 2 completly different songs, the cover of "Heroes" playing over the trailer is a major ripoff of the cover of Creep playing over the trailer of "The Social Network".
The same choir recorded both. They have five albums.
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