Saturday 12 January 2013

Richard Parker

Day 11: "Life of Pi" by Lisa Durbin
Day 11: "Life of Pi", a photo by Lisa Durbin on Flickr.

Day 11: "Life of Pi"

A beautiful, moving, incredible film. I'm not usually a fan of 3D (I often find it doesn't add much to the experience) but this was astounding.

I've had the book since it came out in hardcover, but have yet to get around to reading it. I have a bit of an issue with book purchasing but not having the time to read, which is not good when you own a Kindle and can obtain books with one click. I'm glad I hadn't read the book beforehand so I didn't know what to expect, but now I'm very curious to read it.

I didn't know it takes place in Montreal (although I know Yann Martel grew up there and we have claimed him as our own) and it was lovely to see shots of my former hometown - and it was lovely that the film clearly identifies it as Montreal. We're used to being a stand-in for an endless number of American towns and very rarely appear as ourselves.

Lots to think about. And how nice to see a film at the cinema that isn't by Pixar.


Phillipa said...

Loved the movie.....I also have the book sitting here waiting to be read, but my pile seems endless.

Mrs Dee said...

I WILL get to that book! Really curious to read it now.