Life of Pi
2012
Based on Yann Martel's best-selling novel, this coming-of-age tale recounts the adventures of Pi, an Indian boy who is the sole survivor of a shipwreck. Pi finds himself on a lifeboat with only some zoo animals for company.

Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”

It's easy to appreciate the visual splendor of this film, which is rightfully being compared to Avatar. I saw the 2D version and appreciated how the aspect ratio was sometimes reduced to allow flying fish and other visual elements to pop out of the sides of the screen, a subtle but potent effect. But as with the book, its real power lies in what questions it forces you to ask yourself, about what value you place in faith and in storytelling. At the end of the movie, I felt the same way the novelist did.

− November 22, 2012 • more by Scottlog in or create an account to reply

Scott Hardie: I mentioned how the aspect ratio was reduced (expanded?) during certain parts of the movie to simulate 3-D. This clip illustrates it. At 0:26, the edges of the screen are subtly reduced. At 0:43, fish burst off of the bottom edge. Neat! − November 28, 2012 • more by Scott

Erik Bates: That was pretty damn cool. − November 29, 2012 • more by Erik

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Evie Totty: “It ruled.”

As expected the cinematography was outstanding. I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. If I had been thinking, I would have put Ang Lee as Best Director given Ben Affleck not being nominated - reason being 'they' said LoP could not be made and yet Lee did it wonderfully.

I have not read the novel so I don't know how well of a job he actually DID, but I certainly understood it.

− February 25, 2013 • more by Evielog in or create an account to reply

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