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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…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I cannot separate the book from the film. It is impossible. My appreciation of this film consists of several components I'll try to explain in what will probably be a far too long winded review below.
If I were pressed to sum it up in one sentence, I guess I'd say this is the collaborative effort of a visionary genius and a weak scriptwriter.
Yann Martel's novel is a stunning piece of fiction. It is the type of novel that slowly sucks you in, has you marvel at what unfolds before you and concludes by upending everything that went before it. The novel tackles three main themes:
1. Man's innate survival instinct.
2. The essence of religious belief.
It had been a while since I had watching something semi serious, I have a tendency to become lazy and watch the easy choices, which is why I like the girls choosing films now and then, so Stacey's birthday choice was 'Life of Pi'. A fantastical tale of one boys journey of life, discovery and the Oceans between India and his new home in Canada. It starts out as one families journey from their home land, to a place across the world they hope to make a new start, by selling the animals that inhabited their zoo, to the richer Westerner's.
Along the way, disaster strikes, and the ship that is transporting young Pi (Sharma) and his family and precious…
Piscine Moritol Patel is a man who loves to tell stories. Whether they be stories of his youth, his eccentric uncle, or his harrowing journey across the Pacific Ocean, he tells them all with the same levels of emotion and detail, despite how unbelievable they may be at times. We are to believe (in this order) that his uncle was swung by his legs by a doctor as in infant, he memorized the value of pi to an inconceivable number of digits, and that he lived on a lifeboat with an adult Bengal tiger for the better part of a year. Surely his stories must be embellished, and yet couldn't the same be said of the stories in the religions…
Liked the book better than the movie.
To understand thejewel of wisdom buried deep down within the story, we need to understand that the story is actually about the wrestling not with a phisycal Tiger, but the Metaphorical One, with question of meaning and faith. The moral of the story is pretty clear, and revealed at the end of the movie. However, the most important of self is the raft, which represent Pi's Faith. The message is not only the Faith in religion or God , but also the Faith in yourself, in your vision, and Faith in a better world
With a movie like this, riddled with CG, I always ask myself if the good outweighs the bad. For something like Avatar, it didn't, nor with most Marvel movies. It may have been because I was exhausted from a long weekend and all I wanted to do was watch a movie, but Life of Pi had so much good it in, that I didn't really notice the bad until I thought about it afterwards.
Usually with a CG fest, there is seemingly no point to all of it other than showing off what computers are capable of. Life of Pi does this, but it also uses the magnificent computer animation to elevate the narrative. It tells a completely unique story…
Imagine cleaning up all that cat shit. I'd throw myself overboard immediately.
Einer der schönsten filmw aller zriten so liebevoll und gut gemacht einfach grossartig inziniert mit auch philosophischen fragen und dem Sinn des kebends dem Sinn des glaubens und es geht um pi einen talentierten neugierigen und schlauen jungen der dann auch zum mann wird und wir begleiten in dann dabei der film basiert aber hauptsächlich auf den vielen Monaten ich glaube neun Monate dann mit einem Tiger aber das erfahrt ihr ja im trailer. ...der film ist absolut sehenswert und für arthaus Siniasten aufjedenfall anschauen. ..
Genre abenteuer survival Drama Poesie. Einer meiner lieblingsfilme
Life of Pi
2001’s Yann Martel book Life of Pi is the story that said couldn’t be made into a film, is what just might be one of the best films of the year. The story begins with writer coming to an older Pi Patel who tells his story and his voyage from India to Canada. He tells h0w he got his name “Piscine Molitor” from a fancy swimming pool in France”. Due to constant taunting he endured as a child, for instance they dubbed him “Pissing Patel”, he changed his name to the mathematical number “Pi” He then tells us how his family owns a Zoo, and his father wants to go to Canada because of money problems they…
The adaption is spot on
[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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