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    Atomic Blonde Thrills Audiences in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

  • Spy thriller and fast-action Atomic Blonde, a "graphic novel come to life," takes viewers on a wild ride through Cold War Berlin.

  • Atomic Blonde director David Leitch talks about bringing the "noirish, hard-boiled" action movie to the screen.

    • Experience Atomic Blonde in Dolby at a cinema near you.

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      When MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (played by Charlize Theron) lands in Berlin in 1989, she sets out to find the person who killed a key British spy and stole a top-secret list of double agents. But some suspect she herself may be that person.

      This tale of deceit, trickery, love, and betrayal began as the 2012 graphic novel The Coldest City, and director David Leitch wanted to convey its "noirish, hard-boiled" feel to cinema audiences.

      "You need high contrast and you need dark blacks and you need colors that come alive so you can create this sort of other world like the graphic novel come to life," he says. Whether the scene is a shadowy apartment-house stairwell filled with hidden enemies or a nightclub garishly lit in red and blue neon, "Dolby Vision makes all your colors pop," allowing the filmmaker to "use color as part of the narrative."

      Leitch emphasizes the importance of the fast-paced movie's sound: "With action, sound design is crucial." Every smack of agent Broughton's fist against an opponent's jaw and every screech of a car braking on city streets immerses the audience in the story. "In terms of sound, there's nothing like Dolby Atmos," which allows sound mixers to place sounds all around the cinema, even overhead.

      Experience Atomic Blonde in a Dolby Cinema™ near you.