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Life of Pi made almost $600 million internationally???


How did that happen?

by Anonymousreply 2502/25/2013

International audiences have better taste?

by Anonymousreply 102/25/2013

R1 is spot-on.

The one great thing about Hollywood is that despite the criticism, no matter how money-focused they are, true artists do get funding and respect these days.

Ang Lee is one of those true artists; even his few flops are interesting.

by Anonymousreply 202/25/2013

Uh, as far as taste goes, stupid CGI cartoons like Ice Age 4 (714 million overseas) and Madagascar 3 (525 million overseas) did much better internationally than they did, comparatively, in North America.

So take your elitism and shove it.

by Anonymousreply 302/25/2013

R3, they are all also visually-oriented storytelling not as reliant on translated or dubbed dialogue.

by Anonymousreply 402/25/2013

Had ZERO interest in it when it was released. Thought the trailer looked terrible. Saw it this weekend and was hooked from the first frame. Got emotional in spots and thought it was the best film I've seen in years. I'm sorry now I didn't see in the theater in 3D.

by Anonymousreply 502/25/2013

I'm sure it has groovy special F/X, but I just have no interest in spending two hours watching "Hadji and the Magic Tiger".

by Anonymousreply 602/25/2013

Thought the same thing R6 but I'm eating crow now.

by Anonymousreply 702/25/2013

Lee is mediocre.

by Anonymousreply 802/25/2013

Lee is superb.

by Anonymousreply 902/25/2013

However R8, if you mean Spike Lee, to whom Ang Lee was once his NYU film school assistant director, I completely agree.

by Anonymousreply 1002/25/2013

R8 IS Spike Lee.

by Anonymousreply 1102/25/2013

Ang Lee is genius. No one does verisimilitude better than he.

by Anonymousreply 1202/25/2013

Big problem with the special effects house that worked on the movie going under....I don't know if they didn't get pay, or didn't get paid enough.

It's a shame tho.

by Anonymousreply 1302/25/2013

I like pie.

by Anonymousreply 1402/25/2013

I really enjoyed Life of Pi, but it's not easy thinking of Ang Lee as best director this year. The film was more a technical triumph (somewhat like Lord of the Rings) than a genuine movie. Brokeback Mountain was directed at a much higher level, I felt.

by Anonymousreply 1502/25/2013

R14. I like pie. And I used to like pie.

by Anonymousreply 1602/25/2013

Can't agree, R15. Life of Pi most certainly was a genuine movie. A beautiful movie.

My experience is similar to R5. I just couldn't get into watching the kind of movie I expected this to be. But I'm glad I finally did, though I really wish I could have seen it in 3D.

And it kind of was the movie I was expecting, but so much more beautiful.

I'm not surprised Ang Lee won at all. And if you look at Goldderby, he was actually a favorite to win. I think a lot of people just aren't aware of how good this movie was, and were dismissing it.

by Anonymousreply 1702/25/2013

This movie was AWESOME!

I watched it Saturday. I loved it. I actually changed my best director pick to Ang Lee in my Oscar pool, because I kind of had the feeling that anyone who saw Life of Pi would HAVE to vote for it.

Good thing, too, because I ended up getting all the major categories correct!

Thanks Ang!

by Anonymousreply 1802/25/2013

Jennifer Hudson's dress looks a thousand times better than that piece of crap she wore the night she won her 2007 Oscar:

by Anonymousreply 1902/25/2013

Please learn to use the internet correctly, R19.

by Anonymousreply 2002/25/2013

Ha ha!¡!!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 2102/25/2013

R20. What's wrong with R19's link? It's fine.

by Anonymousreply 2202/25/2013

R22, why is that link in this thread?

by Anonymousreply 2302/25/2013

It's such a vapid movie, with a brutally nasty theme glossed over by pretty-pretty visuals.

by Anonymousreply 2402/25/2013

600 million Indians paying a buck each to see it = $600 million in revenue

by Anonymousreply 2502/25/2013
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