The Making of Life of Pi: A Film, a Journey

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Hardcover, Harper Design Intl, 2012, ISBN13 9780062114136, ISBN10 0062114131

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Diversely illustrated with 275 photographs and illustrations, The Making of Life of Pi tells the inside story of how renowned Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee brought Yann Martel's international bestseller to life as a 3-D film.

With a rich, entertaining text and a wide variety of facts, anecdotes, visual portfolios, and sidebars sure to delight readers of all ages, The Making of Life of Pi follows the making of the film from pre-production through final cut. Of course, you'll meet Suraj Sharma, the sixteen-year-old unknown Indian high-school student who won the part of Pi although he had no acting experience and didn't even know how to swimyet in the end performed all of his own stunts.

You'll learn about the massive wave tank, custom-built for the film that replicated a vast, stormy ocean in all its moods, thanks to a complex and specially devised menu of wave and wind combinations, some really powerful machinery, and tons of water. You'll get to look inside the fifty-page fully illustrated "survival guide" that shipwreck survivor Steven Callahan created for Pi to consult on his raft. And you'll read about King, Themis, Minh, and Jonas, the four Bengal tigers used in the filmand discover how visual effects were able to create a seamless 3-D image of the tiger Richard Parker.

A foreword by Yann Martel, an introduction by Ang Lee, and an incredible range of visual materialsfine art, vintage archival imagery, and commissioned portfolios by photographer Mary Ellen Mark and artist Alexis Rockmansupplement the film's storyboards, sketches, and stills, rounding out this highly experiential book for lovers of the novel and film viewers alike.

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Contributed by: Martel, Yann
Contributed by: Lee, Ang
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: Oct 30, 2012
ISBN-13: 9780062114136
ISBN-10: 0062114131
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 160
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.9
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 10.4 x 0.9 x 0.8
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