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Life of Pi
Believe The Unbelievable
The story of an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son who finds himself in the company of a hyena, zebra, orangutan, and a Bengal tiger after a shipwreck sets them adrift in the Pacific Ocean.
Every year cinephiles struggle to find a film that reminds them exactly why they love cinema. The exact type of film differs from person to person, and what you look for can constantly change from year to year. But you know those films when you find them, because there's that feeling you get. You sit there with your heart and mind open. Nothing else matters. You begin to reflect on yourself and your life, and how the film relates to you. As the credits roll, you let go of your breath, as if you had been holding it in the entire time.
This year, I have found that film in Ang Lee's Life of Pi. It is the film…
A visual extravaganza from start to finish, Life of Pi is an enthralling journey of adventure, hope & triumph of the will to survive against all odds that is as rewarding an experience visually as it is emotionally. It tells the story of Piscine Patel aka Pi, who is left stranded on a lifeboat after a shipwreck as the only human survivor and is accompanied by a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena & a fearsome Bengal tiger with whom he forges an amazing connection later in the story.
Director Ang Lee has always captured the wonders of nature in an overwhelming manner but with this film, he takes the film's photography to an even higher level of cinematic art as Life of…
My attempts to see Ang Lee’s much lauded adaptation of Life of Pi at the cinema was constantly thwarted as if being tested by a divine force. Whilst my own troubled journey may have lacked genuine peril, spiritual crisis or a Bengal tiger it seems appropriate that it wasn’t plain sailing. Adapting Yann Martel’s supposedly unfilmable novel for the silver screen also proved problematic, and having now watched the film it is easy to see why numerous writers and directors failed where Lee succeeded, yet whilst its journey is not without its problems, the director smartly steers this story of spiritual survival through the cinematic choppy waters (I promise to refrain from water based puns from hereon in).
I am an atheist. I get totally pissed off when I see people using the name of God to indulge in their vices and hunt for power. I get angry when someone is overtly attached to God. I have gone the distance of even swearing at them. But I am also the one who yearns, the most for God.
The only thought which over powers my thinking of "There is no God" is the earnest wish that " Things would be different in the world had God really existed"
The people who believed in God's existence bothered me greatly. I never knew why I had spent such a lot of time trying to convince people why God does not exist.…
What is the greatest gift that children could inherit from their parents?
After my latest viewing of Life of Pi this was the first question that struck my mind. Instead of the innumerable, worthy, possible things that could qualify to be called as gifts, this was the one which came upfront and took centre stage as a profound notion. What if the child were a perfect mixture of his Mother and Father? A perfect combination of the Mother’s belief in all things beautiful, a follower of the way of Grace, a steadfast devotee of religion and a shining example of Love to all fellow beings, a studier of the Flora; and the Father’s realistic, rationalistic thoughts, the development of faith…
Great movie Great i'm living deep in this movie
If there's something I need to clarify about Life of Pi is that I had seen it before and was much more impressed the first time. It is still visually stunning, even if a bit showy, but by this point I can admit that it has huge, over-arching flaws that I can't look over by today, the biggest and most obvious of wich is that he explains his own metaphor, the other is the mostely blend protagonist with wich it's hard to create a connection. Beautiful to look at, but mostely uncompelling, this is one I probably shouldn't have rewatched.
Fair adaptation of a good book, that somehow manages to be preachier.
Wasn't a fan of the excessive 3D catering CGI. Not all of it kept the same quality as the tiger and it broke my immersion.
It's also like 30 minutes too long.
Not very interesting for me
"Let me tell you a story that will make you believe in God," states our protagonist, Pi Patel, near the beginning of his story. A lofty ambition, when his story involves an incredible feat of survival with only a Bengal tiger for company. But despite the best efforts of an Oscar-winning director employing the latest cinematic technical wizardry, what 'Life of Pi' exposes is how slight Yann Martell's original story, upon which this film is based, actually is.
Another supposed example of an "unfilmable" novel, it turns out that 'Life of Pi' is actually very filmable. But whether it was worth filming in the first place is its most debateable point. The story begins with the unusually named Piscine Molitor…
A film about a shipwrecked Indian boy, lost at sea in a lifeboat with only a Bengal tiger named "Richard Parker" for company.
Many assumed that adapting Yan Martel's bestselling novel into a two hour film would be impossible, step forward Oscar winning director Ang Lee. Lee has managed to make this project appear effortless, almost as if the story was just waiting to be filmed.
We start our story in Pondicherry, a small French influenced Indian port town. Santosh Patel (Hussain) sets up a small Zoo with his wife Gita (Tabu), together with their two sons Ravi and Piscine, named after a swimming pool.
Apart from being ribbed mercilessly at school for the misspelling of his name, the boys…
H πρώτη φορά ήταν στον κινηματογράφο σε ένα ΦΑΝΤΑΣΤΙΚΟ 3D, η δεύτερη σε οικιακή HD 2D χρήση.
Την πρώτη φορά είχα βάλει 8/10, τώρα 6/10, δεν ξέρω γιατί δεν με πείραξε τόσο το σενάριο την πρώτη φορά, ίσως είχα μείνει άναυδος με την οπτική ομορφιά της (η οποία υπήρχε και στην δεύτερη θέαση).
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