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Life of Pi Premiere and Reviews Are Coming In #book2movie

Life of Pi premiered last night at the New York Film Festival. Check out this link to Collider to read some early reactions to the film based on Yann Martel's popular book.

Earlier, Deadline reported "that Lee described the film as “an adventure of hope, wonder, survival, spirituality, and faith”, and indeed it does have a strong religious aspect to it that should help box office appeal for audiences in the heartland. Lee, a two-time Oscar director winner for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and Brokeback Mountain, says he used 3D for the first time not as a gimmick but as “an attempt to put you in the emotional space with these characters as much as the action”.
At CinemaCon, Lee told me this book would have been completely out of the question as a film even five years ago, but the 3D technology had evolved to such a point he was able to get these remarkable shots on water and make the tiger seem 100% authentic. Fortunately, he didn’t have to shoot on the open seas as films like Jaws did; he shot all the massive water sequences in specially designed state-of-the-art water tanks in Taiwan with huge wave machines."