Today I’m featuring the a newly added film called Life of Pi. This film won 4 Oscars in 2012 for Best Achievement in Directing, Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score, and Best Achievement in Visual Effects. Life of Pi centers mostly around Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, an Indian boy from Pondicherry who ends up stranded on a lifeboat in the middle of the ocean with a Bengal Tiger. The circumstances are very much like the movie Cast Away (2000) with the obvious Bengal Tiger instead of a volleyball.
If there was ever a reason to see Life of Pi (not that you really need one), it would be Ang Lee. And if you have ever seen any Ang Lee films, you know how visually stunning they are. Ang Lee has directed many other films you may have heard of like Sense and Sensibility (1995), The Ice Storm (1997), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), Hulk (2003) and Brokeback Mountain (2005). Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon earned him his first Oscar nomination, while Brokeback Mountain (2005) earned him his first Oscar.
In addition to having the film in the library, we have a copy of the novel here in our library. As always, I’m leaving you a preview of the film below.