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Life of Pi
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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…
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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
All of life is an act of letting go but what hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye.
All films have a story to tell and they are told at varying degrees of competence which in turn decides if the story becomes a great film. Some are told by great directors, some are told by great storytellers and every so often you'll get one that is told by both. Life of Pi proves to me, without a shadow of doubt, that Ang Lee was both for this film.
I thought it was pretty good. Visually one of the best movies I've seen. I loved reading this book in class because there was so much to analyze but some of it got lost in the movie which is understandable. Overall pretty good.
Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" is a miraculous achievement of storytelling and a landmark of visual mastery. Inspired by a worldwide best-seller that many readers must have assumed was unfilmable, it is a triumph over its difficulties. It is also a moving spiritual achievement, a movie whose title could have been shortened to "life."
The story involves the 227 days that its teenage hero spends drifting across the Pacific in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. They find themselves in the same boat after an amusing and colorful prologue, which in itself could have been enlarged into an exciting family film. Then it expands into a parable of survival, acceptance and adaptation. I imagine even Yann Martel, the novel's French-Canadian…
Powerful and beautiful.
I didn't think it would be my kind of movie but I really think this is for everyone. I liked it much more than expected and cried for a lot of it!
Although I do have one complaint and one complaint only.
THOSE SHORTS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THERE TO THE END.
IN REAL LIFE HE WOULD HAVE BEEN NEKKED FOR HALF THE MOVIE.
*ahem* apart from that, brilliant movie. It deserved all the praise and awards it got.
I’m so glad I revisited this film, because it’s one that holds up on repeated viewings. Ang Lee is a master craftsman; he has the ability to convey stories in such majestic and lyrical ways that it looks almost effortless. Life of Pi seemed like an impossible challenge to most because Yann Martel’s novel is so multifaceted, and yet Lee was able to dig into its core and extract the essential aspects without tarnishing the complexity of the source material. While the script does falter from time to time by being too on the nose, Lee overcomes this by the way he frames each shot, by the way he plays with and ponders different symbolism, by the way he juxtaposes…
Critically acclaimed on release and hailed as the next step for the 3D format, something gets lost in Life of Pi as it transitions to the small screen. Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel's supposedly unfilmable novel is quite beautiful in many places and it's hard to argue that it's a frequently stunning achievement, yet without the visual affectations the big screen, 3D format afforded it, that majesty he sought in telling the story of Pi doesn't quite translate to replicate what was likely a profound experience for many. Martel's narrative is also dangerously navel gazing too in many places, philosophy under the guise of adventure which is a dangerous concoction if one outbalances the other. Lee thankfully doesn't quite…
Extraordinário. Seja pelo teor cultural ( cultura Indiana) ou pelas metáforas e figuras alegóricas que apresenta. " Life of Pi" é mais do que uma aventura extraordinária, é um relato das feições que o ser humano atinge nas situações de adversidade, bem como sua própria elevação. Quando podemos ter certeza da conquista da feição de algo que não pode ser domado? Nosso espírito pode ser domado? A religião e a fé são instrumentos da coragem? Todas estas questões podem ser encontradas no filme, mas as respostas só poderão ser encontradas em seu coração.
Overrated as hell.
Αγαπώ τον Ang Lee!
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