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Newswire: Ang Lee talks his high-tech Billy Lynn and why he’s not doing Mulan

The morning before the New York Film Festival premiere of his latest film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Ang Lee sat before a group of reporters at a breakfast and ventured to explain just what ground he’s breaking this time. Billy Lynn was adapted from a novel by Ben Fountain about a young soldier home from Iraq at a Thanksgiving football game, and, boldly, was filmed in 3-D with 4K resolution at a rate of 120 frames per second (most are 24 frames per second). “I think it’s important for the viewer—I would urge them to think about this as a new medium,” Lee said.

The conversation framed Billy Lynn’s technology as an outgrowth of what Lee began exploring on his Oscar-winning film Life Of Pi, and it’s still in a phase of experimentation. “It is an evolution, what you’re going to see …

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