Behind the Tense Opening Scene of 'American Sniper'

Author:
Publish date:

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.

Related

BeckTV-UofL-Broadcast-Center-Control-Room

University of Louisville Completes State-of-the-Art Control Room Build With Systems Integration by BeckTV

BeckTV, one of the United States' premier design-build systems integrators, served as the systems integrator for the control room build at the new University of Louisville (UofL) Athletics Broadcast Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The state-of-the-art, 7,850-square-foot television production facility, which opened its doors in September 2018, is designed to house all of the equipment and personnel necessary to originate live programming for the comprehensive linear and digital ACC Network, which will be launched by the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and ESPN in 2019.