Life of Pi

Life of Pi (2012)

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Directed by: Ang Lee

Starring: Irrfan Khan, Suraj Sharma, Tabu, Adil Hussain

Genres: Adventure, Drama

Trivia: Rhythm and Hues won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for this film. It was their third Oscar. But ironically, the company had to declare bankruptcy and lay-off half their staff just a few months before they won. And when the company was brought up during an acceptance speech for the film, the microphone was cut off. This led to widespread demonstrations and protests against the film and director Ang Lee by effects artists, as they are often marginalized, overworked and underpaid by studios.


Factual error: On the isolated island, the meerkats stood up and see Richard Parker and then Richard happily eats some of them while the others watch. Meerkats would run away when they sense, hear or see a nearby predator.


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Suggested correction: The reason for this is explained in the book. It's because the island is so peaceful they have no reason to fear predators.

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Pi: With one word, my name went from an elegant French swimming pool to a stinking Indian latrine - I was pissing everywhere.

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Question: Why does the tiger keep trying to kill Pi? It has 3 other dead animals to feed on. The monkey and the hyena were fresh kills, the hyena killing the monkey then the tiger killing it, and the zebra killed the night before. With all that fresh meat, why attack Pi?

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Chosen answer: From the Tiger's perspective, Pi is competition for territory (the boat) and may try to steal his food.

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