By: Christie Chen and Sabine Cheng
Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) Taiwanese American director Ang Lee said Friday that cutting-edge technologies, such as the ones used in his latest film “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” could revolutionize moviegoers’ relationships with film, making the movie-viewing experience much more intimate and personal.
“When a film is shot at over 60 frames per second, especially in 3-D format, you will feel as if this is no longer someone else’s affair, but my affair now. You can no longer stay out of the affair and look at it as a bystander. You feel as if you have walked into it,” Lee said at a press conference.
The biggest breakthrough of the film is not the sharpness or fineness of its images, but its potential to change people’s basic attitudes toward cinema-viewing, and their relationships and interactions with the story, Lee said.
“That has been the biggest inspiration and challenge for me,” said the 61-year-old filmmaker, who is in Taiwan to promote the film. [FULL STORY]