By: Sabine Cheng, Christie Chen and S.C. Chang
Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) Taiwanese American director Ang Lee said Sunday the most important thing in life is to “read” each other’s face — and that’s why he tried to use the most sophisticated technology to shoot his latest film “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.”
During a seminar in Taipei, Lee was asked why he shot the film with 120 frames per second in 3-D, 4-K resolution. He said not using make-ups was a challenge to his actors and actresses, especially in close-up, which was supposed to show their facial expressions in great details.
He said he intended for moviegoers to “feel the heat” in the acting and “see through” the actors’ facial expressions and thoughts.
In his habitual humor, Lee said he would not use the 24 frames per second technology to look at Donald Trump. “Twelve frames per second should be enough to do that,” he added. [FULL STORY]