Life Of Pi

Synopsis: In Canada, a writer visits the Indian storyteller Pi Patel and asks him to tell his life story. Pi tells the story of his childhood in Pondicherry, India, and the origin of his nickname. One day, his father, a zoo owner, explains that the municipality is no longer supporting the zoo and he has hence decided to move to Canada, where the animals the family owns would also be sold. They board on a Japanese cargo ship with the animals and out of the blue, there is a storm, followed by a shipwrecking. Pi survives in a lifeboat with a zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a male Bengal tiger nicknamed Richard Parker. They are adrift in the Pacific Ocean, with aggressive hyena and Richard Parker getting hungry. Pi needs to find a way to survive.
Director(s): Ang Lee
Production: 20th Century Fox
  Won 4 Oscars. Another 78 wins & 129 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.9
Metacritic:
79
Rotten Tomatoes:
87%
PG
Year:
2012
127 min
$103,500,000
Website
908 Views


PI:

I call him 'Mamaji,' my 'honorary

uncle' - my father's best friend,

my swimming guru.

6 EXT. ASHRAM SWIMMING POOL, PONDICHERRY, 1966 - DAY 6

ADULT PI (V.O.)

I trained with him three times a

week at the ashram. His lessons

would save my life in the end...

A young Indian boy - PI AT AGE FIVE - surfaces from a pool,

gasping. He looks up at the large chest and skinny legs of

Mamaji (late 30s). Mamaji reaches down to scoop Pi out of the

water.

MAMAJI:

A mouthful of water will not harm

you - but panic will.

Mamaji carries Pi back over to the water's edge.

MAMAJI (CONT'D)

Remember to breathe. Don't hold

your breath. Good boy.

Mamaji unceremoniously tosses Pi back in.

7 INT. PI'S HOME, KITCHEN, MONTREAL - DAY 7

ADULT PI:

(Regarding lunch:)

I hope you don't mind vegetarian.

WRITER:

No, not at all... And your name?

ADULT PI:

Hmm?

WRITER:

You - you were going to tell me how

you got your name, I think.

ADULT PI:

I got it from something Mamaji once

told my father. Most travelers

collect postcards or teacups on

their journeys - but not Mamaji.

Mamaji collects swimming pools.

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David Magee

David Magee (born 1962) is an American screenwriter who was nominated for a 2004 Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Finding Neverland. Along with Simon Beaufoy, he wrote the screenplay for Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day starring Frances McDormand and Amy Adams, which was released in 2008. His 2012 screen adaptation of the novel Life of Pi by Yann Martel earned him a Satellite Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. He is currently writing the screenplay for the Disney musical Mary Poppins Returns, directed by Rob Marshall, with music by Marc Shaiman and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. The film will star Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda and is scheduled for release in December 2018.Magee is also the screenwriter for the next Chronicles Of Narnia film, The Silver Chair, which is being produced by the Mark Gordon Company and released by TriStar films. more…

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