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How Life of Pi adapted from book to big screen

Movies News / Jon Galt

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How Life of Pi adapted from book to big screen

  • Life of Pi the movie was adapted from the book of the same name
  • Many people said that it would be impossible to adapt for the big screen
  • Screenwriter David Magee discusses how they managed to do it
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Many people had claimed for many years that it would be impossible to adapt the novel Life of Pi to the big screen, due to the complexity that would be involved in such a thing. However, Ang Lee directed Life of Pi, based on the screenplay by David Magee and the movie has been a huge success. Now, screenwriter David has been talking about how Life of Pi went from book to big screen.
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Magee told The Hollywood Reporter, "Well the advantage I had is I would take a scene, say when the shipwreck happens. And I’d say, 'Okay, what I think happens is the zebra lands on the boat, and it breaks the davits and lands in the water.' And he’d (Ang Lee) say 'great, now what happens is the boat gets caught by the waves and gets turned over once, but because he’s holding on he’s fine, and then he falls off and we see him floating underneath the water'.
 
He added, "I’d type that up and say 'okay, that’s great'. And one of us would realize that we could do something else with the scene. Because we were going back and forth, I was in control of the action, the things that had to happen, and he would say 'That’s great, here’s the visual for it, here’s what I see happening to that.' And I would type it up and we would just keep rewriting it and rewriting it as we went."
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Life of Pi has proven, not only to be a critical success, but also to be a huge financial success, making $565m worldwide, from a budget of $120m. Life of Pi has also been nominated for an impressive 11 Oscars for this year's Academy Awards and is expected to have a lot of success come Oscar night.
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