Ang Lee shot his new movie at 120 frames per second, far faster than the typical 24. It is uncommonly clear. But maybe viewers prefer softer textures.
“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” is Mr. Lee’s film about innocence, adapted from a novel about the gulf that separates modern soldiers from everyone else.
He gambled on hyperreal visuals for the drama, a look that has been heavily criticized before. At the New York Film Festival, the reaction was mixed.
Mr. Lee is gambling on an advanced filmmaking technique in “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” that audiences have rejected before.
“Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” will be shown in a new format at the New York Film Festival, but Sony is still figuring out how to best show it beyond New York.