Is That A Tiger In Your Boat Or Are You Just Glad To See Me

I had mixed feelings when I heard that they were making a film adaptation of Yann Martel lovely little book Life of Pi. I remembered reading that book right when I first moved to San Francisco in 2003—there was a period of time when 50% of the people on the bus were either reading it or The DaVinci Code.

I do like Ang Lee, though, and so I gave the trailer a shot and what do you know? It looks like a darned cool film. Not 100% sold on the CGI tiger, but hey, what were they gonna do? Use a real tiger? Those things will kill ya!

Have you read Life of Pi? Do you think that this movie is going to be any good? I guess there'll have to be internal monologue, huh? Will this be better than The DaVinci Code was?

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Talk movies, books, or whatever else, here or over in the Talk Amongst Yourselves forum. Have a lovely evening; I'll be off playing saxophone with St. Lucia at the Rickshaw Stop. I won't quite be epic sax guy, but it'll be close! If you're in San Francisco and you wanna come dance to some hot NY electro-pop, come on by.

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Chambertlo

I was so excited when I heard that there was going to be a movie adaptation to the novel, and then I started thinking about Hollywood's penchant for whitewashing everything and my excitement turned to outright dread. Thinking about Pi as a pale-faced Yankee made me throw up a little in my mouth (has no one seen 'Dragon Ball' or 'The Last Airbender'? *Shudder*), but when I heard Ang Lee was going to direct it, I immediately got my hope up. The trailer did not disappoint! Such amazing imagery, and even Richard Parker looks great (I understand why they made him a CG beast). I just hope they keep some of the more fantastical elements towards the end of the book intact, and not omit them based on executive meddling. Consider me hyped!