#UP Life of Pi: From Hulk to tiger by Ang Lee

Ang Lee films the unfilmable in ‘Life of Pi’
A lot of filmmakers have thought that Yann Martel’s novel Life of Pi, a fantastic survival tale of an Indian teen shipwrecked in a lifeboat with a vicious tiger, was unfilmable. Even the movie’s director, Ang Lee, thought so. “I remember thinking, ‘This will never be made into a ...
The Salt Lake Tribune

Ang Lee takes ‘Life of Pi’ from the bookshelf to the big screen
‘Life of Pi,” Yann Martel’s 2001 bestseller about a teenage boy drifting at sea in a tiny lifeboat alongside a tiger, zebra, hyena and orangutan, is an inherently challenging novel to adapt for the big screen. It requires its director to mimic the experience of floating, post-shipwreck, on the vast Pacific Ocean and to tell a story steeped in internal psychological struggle.

Director: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) · Brokeback Mountain (2005) · Sense and Sensibility (1995) · Hulk (2003). Born in 1954 in Pingtung, Taiwan,

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