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Dolby Atmos sound heightens reality of Indian film “Madras Café”

When Indian director Shoojit Sircar set about making Madras Café, a movie about the bloody decades-long Sri Lankan civil war, he ran into one serious challenge early...

“The Grandmaster” balances intense fighting with spiritual insight

Film fans at a recent screening of director Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmaster were treated to tales of broken bones, illness, extreme weather, and one man’s triumph...

Dolby Institute inspires—and learns from—young filmmakers

Sometimes, even the people who make movies think of them primarily as a series of images—they may overlook the importance of sound to the overall experience. That’s...

Dolby Atmos is “3D sound,” says “Pacific Rim” director Guillermo del Toro

When you’re shooting a movie about 3,000-ton creatures that rise up from the ocean to crunch cars, rip bridges, crash through buildings, and terrorize the earth, you...