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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…
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.
Αγαπώ τον Ang Lee!
Dios, isla carnívora y Richard Parker
Very pretty, but I had a similar reaction to the film as I did to the book in that as a narrative it's a bit lacking. There's a lot of sitting on a boat staring out a tiger and not a lot else. There was also some big spiritual message that I didn't really pick up on either.
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Life of Pi does very little for me, aside from being a groundbreaking visual experiment. My main issue, is that putting the visual splendour aside, the film itself isn't strong in the narrative or character department. I can accept that this isn't the point of the film, and that this is really meant as a piece of visual artwork. However, other such films in this category (Avatar, Gravity etc.) still had something more beneath the surface. Life of Pi likes to think it's being amazingly clever and groundbreaking with its final twist and overall thematic drive, but not only does the twist not work in a visual medium, it is hurriedly rushed out to the audience leaving me wondering if…
impressed with 2 stories version: animals version and human version.
“and so it goes with God”.
Sigh. Come on.
πραγματικα πολυ καλη ταινια!
Watched in 3D.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Godfather
- The Godfather: Part II
- Pulp Fiction
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
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