NYT’s Latest Virtual Reality Project
Takes You To The Skies Of LA
By Judah Robison
The magazine takes its audience above the Los Angeles skyline in “Take Flight,” a virtual reality film that accompanies the annual “Great Performers” compilation, which highlights the top 10 performers of the year.
Directed by Daniel Askill — the filmmaker behind Sia’s music videos — “Take Flight” stars actors like Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy. The actors recreate a number of “flight“ scenes from iconic films: For instance, Lily Tomlin re-enacts the famous bike scene from “E.T.”