Movie Feature

'Life of Pi' Movie Special

By Zaki JufriMovies - 22 November 2012 4:56 PM | Updated 28 November 2012

'Life of Pi' Movie Special

Movie Review

Bold, ambitious and poignant; ‘Life of Pi’ is an intriguing yarn that delves into the subject of faith and providence.

An incredible achievement in the art of storytelling and modern filmmaking, this visual telling of Yann Martel’s Booker Prize-winning novel about a boy stranded on the high seas is probably one of Taiwanese director Ang Lee’s best films yet.

The book, as Martel describes in the first few pages is emblematic of his hunger at a time when he needed direction and purpose for his life. Like the protagonist that defied all odds to survive his oceanic ordeal, director Ang Lee too triumphed over adversity – an unknown lead actor and cast, a book once deemed “unfilmable”, a castaway tale of a boy on a lifeboat – to conjure up the most magical film of the year.

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Ang Lee: ‘I felt that I was Pi’

Ang Lee: ‘I felt that I was Pi’

Taiwanese director Ang Lee talks about shooting in Taiwan, spirituality and making the impossible possible with 'Life of Pi'

‘Life of Pi’: Introducing Suraj Sharma

‘Life of Pi’: Introducing Suraj Sharma

Suraj Sharma’s performance in his debut film, ‘Life of Pi’, would put seasoned actors to shame

Got $49,000 to spare? Buy the 'Life of Pi' lifeboat

Got $49,000 to spare? Buy the 'Life of Pi' lifeboat

Lifeboat and other props from the movie will be up for auction

Steven Spielberg adaptations: ‘Jurassic Park’ (1993), ‘Schindler’s List’ (1993), ‘Catch Me If You Can’ (2002)
A number of Spielberg’s films are adaptations of literary works, be they the period dramas like ‘The Color Purple’ or ‘Amistad’, war films in the ilk of ‘Empire of the Sun’ or even sci-fi blockbusters like ‘Minority Report’ or ‘War of The Worlds’. ‘Jurassic Park’ isn’t a literary treasure by any stretch, but the movie is a mind blowing landmark film for its use of CGI. ‘Schindler’s List’ and its tale of extraordinary heroism during the Holocaust is a must watch for any avid cinema goer. In the smaller scale ‘Catch Me If You Can’, Spielberg gets more personal and draws us in with a jazz score from John Williams, the long-time Spielberg collaborator.

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Life Of Pi - "Impossible Journey" Featurette

 

Life Of Pi - "Ang Lee Pedigree" Featurette


Life Of Pi - "Creating Richard Parker" Featurette

 

'Life of Pi' opens in theatres 29 November 2012