Sunday, September 30, 2012

HOLLYWOOD SPY EXCLUSIVE SPOTLIGHT ON ANG LEE'S STUNNING ADVENTURE EPIC "LIFE OF PI" BASED ON YANN MARTEL'S WORLDWIDE BESTSELLING BOOK

Today's Sunday spotlight at HOLLYWOOD SPY is dedicated to something that truly looks deeply enchanting and profoundly enlightening, the
 new epic drama LIFE OF PI directed by famous director Ang Lee who's given the world some of the visually (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON) or emotionally (BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN) most striking films in history. Although the official cinematic release of the film is scheduled for November 21st, the film was chosen to open the 50th Annual New York Film Festival on September 28 which makes it Lee's second movie to screen at the festival after CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON served as the Closing Night Gala presentation twelve years ago. Below you also have a lovely new international trailer with an amazing usage of a Coldplay's song!
LIFE OF PI STORY
 Based on the book by Yann Martel, that has sold more than seven million copies and spent years on the world's bestseller list, Academy Award winner Lee’s LIFE OF PI takes place over three continents, two oceans, many years, and a wide world of imagination. Lee’s vision, coupled with game-changing technological breakthroughs and director's mastery of intimate psychological drama as well as epic action-adventure, has turned a story long thought un-filmable into a totally original cinematic event and the first truly international all-audience motion picture. The enchanting story of LIFE OF PI follows a young man who survives a disaster at sea and is hurtled into an epic journey of
adventure and discovery. While marooned on a lifeboat, he forms an amazing and unexpected connection with the ship's only other survivor… a fearsome Bengal tiger. The full story presents a magical adventure story centring on Pi Patel, the precocious son of a zoo keeper. Dwellers in Pondicherry, India, the family decides to move to Canada,
hitching a ride on a huge freighter. After a shipwreck, Pi finds himself adrift in the Pacific Ocean on a 26-foot lifeboat with a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan and a 450-pound Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, all fighting for survival.
LIFE OF PI TIDBITS
The Twentieth Century Fox release is due in theatres on November 21, 2012 with the cast that includes newcomer Suraj Sharma in the lead role of young Pi Patel, Gérard Depardieu as The Frenchman,
Irrfan Khan as the older version of Pi, Rafe Spall as The Writer, Tabu as Pi's mother, Adil Hussain as Pi's father, and Ayush Tandon as Pi in his childhood. The role of the writer who tells the story turned out to be the most problematic during the production: Spiderman's
Andrew Garfield was first considered for the role, but it was then given to the original Spiderman Tobey Maguire. Maguire did shoot his scenes, but was later replaced by less known Rafe Spall because the director thought that Maguire was too famous for such a small role and it would have been distracting and Lee also wanted to have an entirely
international cast. A number of directors with profound and deeply lyrical directorial sensibility have been attached to the project before Ang Lee got the job and list includes M. Night Shyamalan, Alfonso Cuarón and Jean-Pierre Jeunet. 17 year old newcomer Suraj 
Sharma was chosen in the audition among 3,000 other boys. The film was originally supposed to premiere in December but then it was shifted a month in advance to avoid being buried in the cinematic graveyard for films which THE HOBBIT saga will create when it opens in December this year.

43 comments:

  1. This is really worth reading, it has too much details in it and yet it is so simple to understand, Thanks for sharing the picture it has great detail in it and i really appreciate your true artistic work!


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    1. thank you, John, glad you have such a high opinion about us!

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  2. I still haven't read this. The premise always had me a little confused, though everyone says it is fantastic. I really should read it before the movie comes out. If the movie is anything like the posters, it will be a stunner.

    And look at your visitor count. Today should be the day, yes? Your visitors are growing in number exponentially. Took only a fraction of the time to hit your second million, and I swear I was only about 250,000 of those hits. :))

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    1. yep, people say it's a very weird book and I think most of them didn't like the ending, but I'm not sure.
      Hope someone takes the PRINT SCREEN of the moment when we hit the big number tonight :) The number of visitors has grown exactly ten times in a year and a half :)

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    2. Woohoo!!! Congrats on passing 2 million visitors. It's 180 over that number right now. :)))

      Amazing, I only recently cracked 30,000 after almost two years (though not all visits show up on the stats). I really gotta post more pics of naked celebrities at my place. :))

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    3. 2.000.500 now already :) and Saturday is always my worst day when it comes to hits and comments.

      Writing blogs are different, in your genre, the best mark is the number of comments and that number is high at your place :)
      In my genre hits are important. I have thousands of people who visit every day but never comment.

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  3. Looking forward for this..I read many good reviews of the book but it doesn't sound like my kind of read...so I choose to wait for the movie instead.

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    1. I'm sure the film will be a visual treat! Love the new trailer.

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    2. I agree. I hope it's really as good as the trailer

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  4. Dezzy - Congrats on 2 million visits. Awesome!!!

    This looks like a great movie. Can't wait to see it.

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    1. Thanks, Shells!
      I'm sure you will enjoy the movie later this year :)

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  5. All right. First things first... CONGRATULATIONS!!! SOOOOOOO exciting. Looking forward to the gala!

    Second, I am going to tell you, I have not yet read this book. This makes me sad. I guess I still have a little time. Also, the very first trailer I saw of this movie I was kind of sitting there thinking "What the hell" but I wanted to see more. Then I wasn't very interested for a bit...but the more I see, the more I MUST SEE THIS FILM!! With as often as I get out, I probably won't see it until it comes out on DVD, but I still must see it!

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    1. thanks, Mel :)
      Previous two annual gala award ceremonies have been the talk about of the year around the blogosphere LOL, this year it will be tamed and toned down :)

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  6. Oooo pretty kitty!

    It sounds like it will be good.I hope it is.

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  7. Thank God they gave this film to Ang Lee and not one of those other directors, especially M. Night Shyamalan. I can hardly wait to see this movie. I'm even more excited about this than The Hobbit or Les Miz. And I'm pretty excited about those!

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    1. Actually, Debs, Jeunet and Cuaron are great directors, but I do totally agree with you on Shyamalan, most of his films were overly monotonous.
      LES MIZ will have a spotlight of their own here soon :) I'm waiting for the second trailer to be released.

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  8. Congrats on another milestone ~

    Wow that trailer is amazing ~ I love the visual treat here Dez ~

    Happy weekend to you ~

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    1. glad you like the visual feast, Grace :)

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  9. Congratulations, Dezzy! You exceeded your milestone, I'm so excited for you =)

    I will be dressed to the nines my dear! I can't wait for the gala event to strut my stuff. I know you'll be looking your finest, as well!

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    1. oooh, the gala is about to start in a few hours :) You know the day comes earlier here than in USA :) I will be wearing my white tux, with a green tie and a green chrysanthemum in my lapel :)

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  10. Remind me to never go on a boat with a tiger.

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  11. I like epic, and magic. We'll see how this measures up.

    Your 2 million visitors is epic too :)

    ........dhole

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    1. totally epic, Donnzie :) Hope you're coming to tonight's gala :)

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  12. looking forward to The Life of Pi which I enjoyed reading.

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  13. I loved the book and this trailer looks awesome.

    Congrats on the millions of visit. I'm glad to be part of that huge number.

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    1. glad you liked the trailer, Medeia! And thanks :)

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  14. I never got around to reading the book but it must be good if they're making a movie.

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    1. they said it was unfilmable, but they obviously managed to do it :)

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  15. I've had the book on my shelf since it first came out - and I'm yet to read it. The movie has a real classy look. Possible Oscar winner?

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    1. possibly, must check out who is producing :) but since it is very international, it might lose the Oscar as well.

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  16. شكرا لكم ..دائما موفقين ))


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    räumung

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  17. I haven't read the book, but heard good things about it. One of my favorite directors is Ang Lee and the film previous looks so beautiful. I saw a brief interview recently with Ang Lee and the young man who plays Pi, mainly talking about how the book was considered "unfilmable".
    Thanks for all this wonderful background Dezz.

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    1. be welcome, Myri, glad you liked it. There wasn't much info on the film so I had difficulties scooping up the tidbits :)

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  18. This movie looks awesome and epic. Can't wait.

    P.S. How are you Dez? So glad to hear from you this week. :)

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    1. glad you liked the film.
      Fine, thanks :) Just got into my dashing white tux for HOLLYWOOD SPY 2012 AWARDS glamorous gala :)

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  19. wow, this looks truly amazing. I'm looking forward to seeing this movie.

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