Life of Pi: A Film, a Journey

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This graphically compelling, diversely illustrated volume is a behind-the-scenes look at Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee's most ambitious film to date, Life of Pi, an adaptation of Yann Martel's international bestseller and Man Booker Prize-winning novel. The book includes a foreword by Martel and an introduction by Lee. This 3-D film is released on December 21, 2012

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"Castelli's uniquely personal perspective lifts the text above the accepted standard for 'making of' books, with numerous sub-categories, asides and tangential diversions giving the book an appropriately three-dimensional feel... someday, with any luck, all 'making of' books will be made this way." --Empire Magazine

"Following the making of the film from pre-production through to final cut, it's filled with beautiful images, including iconic cinematic portraits taken by photographer Mary Ellen Mark, and illustrations by Alexis Rockman, whose work has appeared at the Smithsonian American Art Museum." --Huffington Post

Costelli s book boasts some 275 images, encompassing film stills, on-set photography, conceptual art, inspirational art, VFX breakdowns and sketches, all of which bring the text to vivid life. Someday, with any luck, all making of books will be made this way. --Empire Review

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JEAN-CHRISTOPHE CASTELLI is a magazine editor and writer, and the associate producer on Life of Pi. YANN MARTEL is the author of the internationally acclaimed and best-selling novel Life of Pi. ANG LEE is the director of Life of Pi, plus Hulk, Brokeback Mountain, Sense & Sensibility, and many more.

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Book Description Harper Design International. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Life of PI: A Film, A Journey, Jean-Christophe Castelli, Part scrapbook, part travelogue, part production archive, "Life of Pi: A Film, A Journey" offers an engaging visual experience on every page. More than just a companion volume for the film, it's also an exploration of the craft of 3-D filmmaking as well as the story of transforming a beloved novel into a convincing, captivating, and heart-felt cinematic experience; an adventure into Indian culture and into the vivid imagination of a boy stranded on a boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean who is trying to survive - physically, emotionally, and spiritually. "Life of Pi: A Film, A Journey" traces the arc of the film's creation from preproduction to postproduction, with insights into every aspect of the creative process. A captivating mix of visuals - including vintage Indian comic book posters, fine art, gorgeous portfolios by photographer Mary Ellen Mark and artist Alexis Rockman, storyboards, sketches, and 3D stills - is bracketed by numerous eye-catching sidebars. A one-of-a-kind book that enhances the magic of one of the world's most beloved novels and the blockbuster film it has inspired, "Life of Pi: A Film, A Journey" is just that - a making-of story and a journey in its own right that readers of all ages will come back to again and again. Bookseller Inventory # B9780062114136

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Book Description Harper Design International, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 257 x 213 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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 swim--yet 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 film--and 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 materials--fine art, vintage archival imagery, and commissioned portfolios by photographer Mary Ellen Mark and artist Alexis Rockman--supplement the film s storyboards, sketches, and stills, rounding out this highly experiential book for lovers of the novel and film viewers alike. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780062114136

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