But despite the great wealth of compelling psychological, interpersonal and social drama that this promises, the complexities are left to those behind the camera to unravel. For director Ang Lee , he sees his latest project as a way to revolutionize how we experience cinema. But that was a project that demanded a skilled special effects team, a story too extraordinary to be told without. The key here is immersion and as well as 3D, the film utilizes an increased frame rate of frames per second, compared with 48 for The Hobbit trilogy.
Set during a single day, the story primarily focuses on Specialist Billy Lynn's perspective as he struggles to reconnect with his family and come to grips with the huge disconnect between the realities of the war at home and the war overseas as Bravo Squad is sent to participate in the Dallas Cowboys ' Thanksgiving halftime show. The novel's primary themes include fraternity, the commercialization of war, and what it really means to support the war when the real costs are barely felt by the majority of US citizens at home. It was also a finalist for the National Book Award. After key moments of a brief but intense fight anointed as "the Battle of Al-Ansakar Canal" are filmed by an embedded Fox News crew, Lynn and seven other surviving members return to the US hailed as war heroes. Lynn is awarded the Silver Star. The squad is sent on a two-week nationwide Victory Tour by the Bush administration to invoke support for the war.
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Principal photography began in April in Georgia. It had high production costs associated with being the first-ever feature film using an extra- high frame rate of frames per second, further complicated by the 3D format, at 4K HD resolution. This act of courage earns Lynn the Silver Star and quickly ascends him and his unit, erroneously designated "Bravo Squad" by the media, to celebrity status. They return to the U.