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Life of Pi- a Book-Soon to be a Movie!

Thursday, November 29, 2012


In 2001 author Yan Martel brought the character Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, into the homes and hearts of every fictional literature lover in the world. The UK edition of the book won the Man Booker Prize and the French literary contest, Le Combat Des Livres in 2002, the 2003 South African award the Boeke Prize and in 2004 and won the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in Best Adult Fiction for years 2001–2003.
Needless to say, Life of Pi has carved itself an undeniable niche within the face of literature that would take a great deal of effort to remove. And now, legendary, academy award winning director Ang Lee, the genius behind film masterpieces such as Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) and Brokeback Mountain (2005) has brought Life of Pi to the silver screen.
The much anticipated movie will be showing in December of 2012 and has already received some rave reviews. The screenplay, written by David Magee the writer behind Finding Neverland (2004) is cleverly and sincerely adapted from the words of the literary great and really does bring a whole new lease of life to the story.
As young Pi sees his family move from their zoo home in India, setting sail for the shores of Canada for a better life, nautical disaster befalls him. The young Indian somehow survives the shipwreck and finds a lifeboat. With only a zebra, a hyena, an orang-utan and a Bengal tiger for company he goes through a series of amazing, life affirming events all of which are magically yet effortlessly portrayed by some of the most spellbinding, magnetic scenery and post- production we have seen this year.
Visit the Vue Cinemas website for a more in depth synopsis and trailers of the movie as well as a behind the scenes look at the work that brought this amazing movie to life.








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20 comments :

Andrea Diaz said...

I'm currently reading this book and it's got to be the most boring book I've ever read. :/

Kelly R said...

Thank you for the wonderful review.

Pam said...

I think I will most likely wait for this to come out on DVD. I haven't read the book yet either but I bet that Ang Lee does a great job with this. Thanks!

Icar said...

Thanks for sharing, truly I missed reading. I haven't read a book for almost 2 years since i gave birth and this inspired me to go back to reading one of these days...

Just Short said...

Thanks for sharing. I look forward to seeing this.

Mudpiesandtiaras said...

Wow...different strokes for different folks. I abhor this book! Ha! Glad someone likes it =) Enjoy!

Mom vs. the boys said...

I always wanted to read this and never got around to it. I should probably read it before seeing the movie

Jaime Nicole said...

I have had this on my Kindle forever and haven't read it yet - can't see the movie until I do though!

Ashley S said...

I've seen the trailer, but had no idea it was a book. Maybe I'll read it first!

Amanda T said...

I want to see this SO bad. I saw in the commercial, they said it should be better than Avatar :D

Kim Croisant said...

Not sure this is for me. UMMMM - I'd like to see the trailer though...maybe I'll like it then.

Mama to 4 said...

I have never heard of this book before, thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I have just recently heard of this book. I had not given much thought to reading it until now. You make this book sound so amazing. Thank you.

AMBER EDWARDS said...

I LOVED finding neverland; so I am curious how this will turn out with that director.

Mama Luvs Books said...

I never finished the book! I should! I want to see the movie though!

Jennifer Clay said...

Sounds like this is a good book. Thanks for your review.

Kelly R said...

This sounds like an awesome book...

Coup Gator said...

Sounds like a great book. I want to see the movie.

Coup Gator said...

Sounds like a great book. I want to see the movie.

Krystle (Baking Beauty) said...

I've heard this name thrown around, but never knew what it was about It sounds great. I'm more of a book person, but would consider the movie if I liked the book!

 
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