History Literature / LifeOfPi

9th Nov '17 9:20:03 PM Emperor_Oshron
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** In the film, when the meerkats on the island are first shown, you can see fish skeletons all over the place. [[spoiler:In short order, it's revealed that the island itself is carnivorous and the pools of freshwater that sustained Pi in the day turn into giant stomachs digesting any fish that come too close to the island]].
12th Aug '17 1:46:46 PM WildeOscar
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** Edgar Allen Poe's novel, ''The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket'', tells the story of four men lost at sea, who resort to eating their own cabin boy in order to survive. The cabin boy's name? Richard Parker.

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** Edgar Allen Allan Poe's novel, ''The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket'', tells the story of four men lost at sea, who resort to eating their own cabin boy in order to survive. The cabin boy's name? Richard Parker.
13th Jan '17 1:47:46 PM eroock
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* DisneyAcidSequence

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* DisneyAcidSequenceDisneyAcidSequence: When Pi, delirious and losing hope, stares into the ocean, with his visions very much forming one of these.
1st Jan '17 11:28:57 AM Paranoia
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** Then again, one of the final concepts in the novel is the juxtaposition of the beautiful and fantastic (if also sometimes tragic and heartbreaking) story and the much more realistic (if bleak and less inspiring) version that he quickly recounts at the end to the skeptical businessmen. Since there is no way to know which of these tales is what actually happened, Pi offers them (and the "author" and the readers) the choice of which they would prefer to believe; implying that agnostics face the same choice about what they chose to believe.
21st Jun '16 4:40:58 PM Nire
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** The book also ignores that, while agnosticism can be a belief unto itself, it's also completely possible to be religious or atheist and agnostic at the same time. An agnostic atheist, for example, may not believe in God personally but will still acknowledge that God ''could possibly'' exist despite their own disbelief.

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** The book also ignores that, while agnosticism can be a belief unto itself, it's also completely possible to be religious or atheist and agnostic at the same time. An Incidentally, there's a scenario described in the book regarding the famous "light at the end of the tunnel" upon death, with an atheist finding God and an agnostic atheist, for example, may not believe in God personally but will still acknowledge that God ''could possibly'' exist despite their own disbelief.scrambling to find a scientific explanation. In reality (to give a somewhat oversimplified example) the roles would more likely be reversed.
21st Jun '16 4:30:47 PM Nire
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** The book also ignores that, while agnosticism can be a belief unto itself, it's also completely possible to be religious or atheist and agnostic at the same time. An agnostic atheist, for example, may not believe in God personally but will still acknowledge that God ''could possibly'' exist despite their own disbelief.
15th Jun '16 12:30:44 PM CJCroen1393
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* AdaptationalModesty: As the cover shown above indicates, Pi ends up naked at some point during his journey in the book, [[ClothingDamage after the wind and sea begins to wear down on his clothes until there's nothing left of them]]. Naturally, the film had to let him keep his pants on, [[WalkingShirtlessScene though he still ends up losing his shirt]].
29th Apr '16 4:13:01 PM eroock
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->''The reason death sticks so closely to life isn't biological necessity it's envy. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can. But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or two of no importance, and gloom is but the passing shadow of a cloud.''

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->''The ->''"The reason death sticks so closely to life isn't biological necessity it's envy. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can. But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or two of no importance, and gloom is but the passing shadow of a cloud.''"''
29th Apr '16 4:10:00 PM eroock
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* FreezeFrameBonus: According to the Japanese report in the film, a major storm was not reported in the area of the ship when it sank. Additionally, the report says the ship sank stern first but the movie portrays it bow first. It can be used to indicate the UnreliableNarrator. The original book doesn't use this.


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* IfYouCanReadThis: According to the pages of the Japanese report in the film, a major storm was not reported in the area of the ship when it sank. Additionally, the report says the ship sank stern first but the movie portrays it bow first. It can be used to indicate the UnreliableNarrator. The original book doesn't use this.
14th Apr '16 11:45:08 AM crazysamaritan
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[[FilmOfTheBook Was adapted into]] a ThreeDMovie, directed by Creator/AngLee and starring newcomer Suraj Sharma as Pi, released on November 2012. The film proved a critical and commercial success, winning four Academy Awards, including Best Director (Creator/StevenSpielberg, director of ''Film/{{Lincoln}}'', was expected to get the prize).

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[[FilmOfTheBook Was adapted into]] a ThreeDMovie, UsefulNotes/ThreeDMovie, directed by Creator/AngLee and starring newcomer Suraj Sharma as Pi, released on November 2012. The film proved a critical and commercial success, winning four Academy Awards, including Best Director (Creator/StevenSpielberg, director of ''Film/{{Lincoln}}'', was expected to get the prize).
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