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In “Gravity,” music—and Dolby Atmos—recreate the disorientation of space

In the hit film Gravity, director Alfonso Cuarón faced an unusual question: How do you use sound to help tell a story that takes place in space,...

“Gravity” may be the killer app for Dolby Atmos

Every new technology needs a killer app – a product using the technology that grabs the public’s consciousness and proves the value of the technological innovation. For...

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...