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Life of Pi

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Life of Pi

Postby nev » 29th Nov, '12, 22:32

Stunning cinematography, brilliant acting, true to the book. Everything I expected and more. Highly recommended, so worth a Gold Class ticket.
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Re: Life of Pi

Postby slinky » 30th Nov, '12, 08:18

I've been reading good things about this one & I liked the book -- thanks for the recommendation, Nev.
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Re: Life of Pi

Postby BoD » 30th Nov, '12, 08:54

Read the first 10 pages of the book when it first came out. Got bored. Stopped. The cinema trailer doesn't make me regret my decision
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Re: Life of Pi

Postby daffodil » 30th Nov, '12, 09:56

Same, although I think I may have made it to 15 pages before giving up ;)
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Re: Life of Pi

Postby Tas » 30th Nov, '12, 11:07

yeah I remember picking it up, then putting it down... Maybe the movie is worth it though, shorter and you find out what the book is about minus any visual descriptions?
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Re: Life of Pi

Postby Lili Von Shtupp » 30th Nov, '12, 11:21

I also picked it up and put it down, not sure how many pages into it, though. I just got sidetracked by life and didn't feel like it was compelling enough to draw me back into it. Maybe I'll feel differently after watching the movie.
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Re: Life of Pi

Postby Pinklepurr » 30th Nov, '12, 12:48

I can't say that any of the trailers I have seen for it make me want to go and see it. I too gave up on the book. Seems to be a bit of a theme here.
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Re: Life of Pi

Postby canuck » 30th Nov, '12, 19:02

Seem to remember when I read Life of Pi it started out slow, but It is the ending that makes the book, and not because one was thankful it was finally over ;)

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Re: Life of Pi

Postby slinky » 30th Nov, '12, 22:55

Good God, people, I'm obviously going to have to read this book again ;) It's been a few years, but as I recall, I liked it :D
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Re: Life of Pi

Postby Lichtgestalt » 1st Dec, '12, 03:02

I like the tiger in the TV ads. But more importantly....
will there be a second part and will it be called Pipi?
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Re: Life of Pi

Postby daffodil » 1st Dec, '12, 08:03

slinky wrote:Good God, people, I'm obviously going to have to read this book again ;) It's been a few years, but as I recall, I liked it :D


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Re: Life of Pi

Postby Kooky » 1st Dec, '12, 08:35

I remember reading it and thinking it was a bit cracked out, can't remember much else. Says more about my memory for books and movies than the book itself though.

Might give the movie a shot, I like off-the-wall.
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Re: Life of Pi

Postby Pinklepurr » 30th Jan, '13, 22:14

Got free tickets and so went along to see this today. I have to admit that it was way way better than I imagined from the trailers (I should have known) and I can see why it is nominated for so many Oscars. It was a really well done film. Just the images alone were worth watching. Everything Nev said in the first post...I eat my words now.
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Re: Life of Pi

Postby Kooky » 31st Jan, '13, 03:54

Agreed.
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