I love books (clearly) and I love movies, so I thought it would be fun to feature more book-to-movie info on Steph's Stacks.
Wow, this movie looks gorgeous! Director, Ang Lee, is no slouch in the making of visually stunning movies, (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon for instance) and Life of Pi appears to be no exception.
Critics are loving the film and finding a bad review right now is like finding a hen's tooth. Life of Pi strikes me as a film that will be perfectly suited to 3D unlike some films where the 3D is added later or competely unecessary.
I've heard Life of Pi called a cross between Castaway and Avatar, in that case count me in!
“To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.”
“If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.”
“When you've suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.”
“Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can. But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or two of no importance, and gloom is but the passing shadow of a cloud...”
Stars: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan and Adil Hussain
"There isn't a dull moment in the film, and there are about 300 worthy of a 'wow'." - Jordan Hoffman - Film.com - Full Review
"Melds a harrowing high-seas adventure with a dreamy meditation on the very nature of storytelling." - Justin Chang - Variety - Full Review
What book-to-movie adaptation are you excited to see? Feel free to share in the comments below!