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Heroism, Hotshots and 'Only the Brave'

"The movie is meant to have a very low-fi feel, but the truth is, there's a lot of technology involved in how we made it."10/21/2017 6:00 PM Eastern
The Granite Mountain Hotshots overlook a fire in Columbia Pictures' 'Only the Brave,' courtesy of Sony Pictures
"Only the Brave tells the real-life story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an elite group of firefighters from Arizona that distinguished themselves under the leadership of a grizzled veteran named Eric Marsh (Josh Brolin)," writes Bryan Bishop. "It's a patient film, filled with quiet character moments as it tells the story of recovering addict Brendan McDonough (Miles Teller), who joins Marsh's squad."

"The movie is meant to have a very low-fi feel," the film's director Joseph Kosinksi tells Bishop, "but the truth is, there's a lot of technology involved in how we made it. It was shot and mastered and finished in 4K from end to end, which is actually, I think, a first for Industrial Light & Magic, who did the visual effects. That's how you get the detail you're seeing. We shot on the Sony F65, in 4K RAW. Shot in high dynamic range, so we could release in Dolby Vision and IMAX Laser. The sound mix is in Dolby Atmos, which is a tremendous surround-sound system." To read the full interview, click here.

Brendan McDonough (Miles Teller) in in Columbia Pictures' 'Only the Brave,' courtesy of Sony Pictures

"I thought this was a movie that I'd love to show my kids when they're old enough," Kosinski tells Drew Taylor. "This is the case of a movie that can actually make a difference and show us what real heroes are like. I love going to the movies for pure entertainment, and there are a lot of movies made for that these days, but this felt like a movie that had more to say and was important to get out there." To read the full interview, click here.



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