As anyone who has read a good book can attest, the film version of a novel can leave a lot to be desired. But the creative team of Ang Lee and Yann Martel are both very pleased with the cinematic 3D version of Life of Pi.
Life of Pi which is opening the prestigious New York Film Festival today was often considered by many scribes and pundits to be unfilmable.
But when Yann Martel who many feel is Canada's greatest contributor to the literary universe in this century decided to allow award winning helmer Ang Lee to film the piece, the result is the quiet satisfaction that can only be achieved with an unbutchered cinematic experience for the artists and the viewers.
" Its visually extraordinary. The Indian element is much more important than I realized. I'm glad to see India on the screen, You so rarely see India on the screen.""Its very faithful to the book, not only in what happens, but in what the book tries to do , to say that reality is not a fixed thing.""I certainly hope that Ang Lee and his team get the reward they deserve. "Its visually sumptuous and a really intelligent movie" said the Booker Prize award winning writer.