Behind the Tense Opening Scene of 'American Sniper'

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Editor Joel Cox speaks to The Hollywood Reporter about the intense opening sequence of Clint Eastwood's American Sniper, in which Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) sees a mother hand a grenade to her 10-year-old son...and must decide whether to shoot him.

"To open a film like this — you are right on the edge of your seat from the beginning. The audience hasn't had a chance to settle in," Cox explains.

Read the full story here. Watch the scene unfold in the trailer below.

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