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Enter the World of Pi with New Site, Digital Download

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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 Effects, Cinematography and Score — since Ang Lee didn’t thank the visual effects team on the movie. But you know, maybe…

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Life of Pi, opening shots to open the mind

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    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 work, emotions evoked by dint of carefully laid out thoughts, have a more lingering effect. — Yann Martel Enter the…

In Tribute – One More Time for Life of Pi

In Tribute – One More Time for Life of Pi

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Ang Lee on Creating Life of Pi

Ang Lee on Creating Life of Pi

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Life of Pi Surprises at the MPSE Awards

Life of Pi Surprises at the MPSE Awards

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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 Additional Music Editor: Mitch Bederman BEST SOUND EDITING: MUSIC IN A MUSICAL FEATURE FILM LES MISÉRABLES (UNIVERSAL PICTURES) Directed by: Tom…

Ang Lee on Nightline

Ang Lee on Nightline

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Life of Pi and Brave top VES Awards

Life of Pi and Brave top VES Awards

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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 Effects in a Feature Motion Picture The Impossible Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture Life of Pi: Richard Parker Outstanding Animated Character in…

Mychael Danna’s score for Life of Pi

Mychael Danna’s score for Life of Pi

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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 the Best Picture nominees Capote, Little Miss Sunshine, and Moneyball. Another of Danna’s long-running creative partnerships is with Oscar-winning director Ang Lee for whom he scored The…

Is Life of Pi out of the Oscar Game?

Is Life of Pi out of the Oscar Game?

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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 it.  She handpicked a few strong voices on the Oscar scene and showed them the movie…

Oscarwatch: The Writers, Part One: Adapted Screenplays

Oscarwatch: The Writers, Part One: Adapted Screenplays

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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 way. If the director picks a good writer and a solid script there is less distance to bridge between the written word and great…