Life of Pi in 3D 

Life of Pi in 3D 

Selected by the Visual Effects Branch.  Special guest: Introduction by visual effects supervisor Bill Westenhofer.

Selected by the Visual Effects Branch. 
Director Ang Lee brought Yann Martel’s 2001 bestseller to the screen in a dazzling adaptation that demonstrated the potential of computer-animated visual effects and 3D cinematography. Pi Patel (newcomer Suraj Sharma) is a young man who barely survives a shipwreck only to find himself adrift with a menacing tiger. Martel’s book had been thought unfilmable but the filmmakers managed to turn the thoughtful story into a fully cinematic experience. Nominated for 11 Oscars including Best Picture, it won for Lee’s direction, Claudio Miranda’s cinematography, Mychael Danna’s score, and the visual effects of Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer, and Donald R. Elliot.  

DIRECTED BY: Ang Lee. WRITTEN BY: David Magee. WITH: Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Rafe Spall. 2012. 125 min. USA. Color. English. Rated PG. 3D. DCP.

Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. 

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