• Filmmaker Profile

    Live by Night Springs to Life in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

  • Ben Affleck stars in and directs Live by Night, his "love letter to great classic Hollywood movies."

  • Director Ben Affleck talks about the making of his newest film, Live by Night, in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.

    • When Joe Coughlin, the son of a Boston policeman, returns from World War I Europe, he’s a changed man. "I signed up to fight in the war. I went away a soldier—I came home an outlaw."

      He moves into a shadowy world of crime and intrigue, gradually working his way up from small-time stick-ups to big-time bank robberies. Coughlin (played by Ben Affleck) walks a fine line between competing mobster gangs as he chases bootleg liquor, beautiful women, and big bets from Boston to Tampa.

      "It's very important to me that people see movies like this in a theatre because this is really a love letter to great classic Hollywood movies that were projected on big screens, and there's a part of that that I think would be lost if you saw it on a small screen," Affleck says of the film he wrote, directed, and produced.

      The Prohibition-era movie's shadowy settings, blazing gunfights, and brilliant explosions spring to life with Dolby Vision™ imaging and Dolby Atmos® sound.

      "The first time I saw Dolby Vision, I was totally blown away," says Affleck. "There's this miraculous creation of an image that keeps both the integrity of your shadows and your highlights astonishing. It was so spectacular to look at that I wanted all my movies only to be viewed in that format."

      Whether you're watching a thrilling getaway from a bank robbery or a slow seduction in a back room, "Dolby Atmos makes you feel like the movie's alive, like it's really happening around you," says Affleck of the sound technology. "It allows you to create for the audience a sense of being present in a real space. You can place the audience member inside the actual story in a much more effective way."