Thursday, November 15, 2012

a look at 'life of pi'

Ang Lee's (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Ice Storm, and Brokeback Mountain) cinematic adaptation of Yann Martel's Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi looks like it will be a visually dazzling experience.

The much-anticipated film will be out in theaters on November 21st.

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the film.

The movie stars 17-year-old Suraj Sharma in his film debut as Pi Patel.  Lee says of his actor, "The movie depends on Suraj. I would not shoot the film if it weren't for this person and his talent. He is very spirited... I was moved by his sincerity."

The cinematography is by Claudio Miranda (Oscar-nominated for his work on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button).

Here are some stunning stills from the film.

Miranda notes of the ceremony scene in India, “It is a real location and ceremony in India.  I really wanted to push that feeling; we had over 500,000 candles.  Producers, crew, actors, anyone around was lighting candles. 99% of all the lighting in that scene is candles. It looks amazing, I’m really giddy about that scene.”

This post was sponsored by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation


  1. Gorgeous! Looking forward! Perfect behind the scenes photos posted of what is surely to be an aptly named Visual Miracle! Thanks!

  2. The visual imagery is absolutely breathtaking. I can't wait to see this on an IMAX screen.

  3. I cannot wait for this. I loved the book so much and never imagined anyone would be ambitious enough to adapt it into a movie. If anyone can capture the visual splendor of the book, Ang Lee can.

  4. this looks great! loved the book and didnt know they had made a movie until reading your blog!

  5. Stunning visuals, brought to life on screen by a masterful visual and dramatic artist in Ang Lee. Can't wait for what will assuredly be one of the most powerful, unforgettable films in recent memory.