Enter the World of Pi with New Site, Digital Download

Fox has launched a brand new site for the DVD/Blu-Ray launch of Life of Pi, available for digital download and purchase March 12. The site does a nice job capturing the fluid beauty of Pi, which caught the tinyest whiff of controversy  after winning the Oscar for Director, Visual...
Posted On 02 Mar 2013

Life of Pi, opening shots to open the mind

    Music moves me – duh – and that is like having a window opening on a heightened reality, but the effect is fleeting: When the music ends, the magic, the uplifting, vanishes and the window slams shut. Words, on the other hand, by the nature of how they...
Posted On 24 Feb 2013

Life of Pi Surprises at the MPSE Awards

Life of Pi wins two big ones, Les Miserables and Skyfall win one a piece. Feature Film Category BEST SOUND EDITING: MUSIC IN A FEATURE FILM LIFE OF PI (20TH CENTURY FOX) Directed by: Ang Lee Produced by: Gil Netter, Ang Lee, David Womark NOMINEES: Music Editor: Erich Stratmann...
Posted On 18 Feb 2013

Life of Pi and Brave top VES Awards

Life of Pi and Brave each win 4 awards at the 11th Annual VES Awards.   (thanks to Mikhail) Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture Life of Pi Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture Brave Outstanding Supporting Visual...
Posted On 06 Feb 2013

Mychael Danna’s score for Life of Pi

For twenty-five years, Canadian film composer Mychael Danna has created an extensive and varied body of work. His filmography includes multiple films with Atom Egoyan (Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter, Chloe), Mira Nair (Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, Monsoon Wedding, Vanity Fair), and...

Is Life of Pi out of the Oscar Game?

Suddenly Team Life of Pi has gone very quiet and it makes me worry that someone high up on the food chain has dropped the ball.  Things looked sketchy for Life of Pi before it opened, but talented and quick thinking Bumble Ward made a few key moves early on to put a tourniquet on...
Posted On 26 Dec 2012

Oscarwatch: The Writers, Part One: Adapted Screenplays

There isn’t anything better than a great director working with a great screenwriter. Despite how many screenwriters there are in Los Angeles (rumor has it, there are more screenwriters here than people), there are precious few of them who can lay it down in any meaningful...
Posted On 30 Nov 2012