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The Life of Pi Analysis

Analyze the movie, The Life of Pi. How well has the film captured the essence of the novel. Of course there are missing scenes, a two hour film is far too short to present every important detail from a novel. That being said, how well does the film capture the theme and the magic of the novel?


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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for your patience. In this particular task, you are being asked to provide a movie review. We have already done a book review of the same so you should be familiar with the novel and the movie and the differences as well as execution of the scenes. I suggest using this simple outline:

1. About the Story - 100 words
2. Opinion - 100 words
3. Examples of the opinion (essence) - 100 words

This should cover what you need. Should you need a far longer paper, all you have to do is expand the ideas in each section accordingly. You can use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

The Life of Pi Movie Review


A traveller from Canada to Pondicherry, India gets to hear of a fantastic tale from an elderly man in a cafe who proposed that should he listen, he will find a way to have faith in God. The story however is narrated from the first person by Pi Patel, whose life and a very unique experience is the subject of the story. He tells of his life in Canada and his boyhood in Pondicherry and how his studies of zoology and theology gave him solace from the trauma of his life. The trauma is then explained by the sinking of the cargo ship that the family took in a bid to find better life in Canada. The ship sailed with a full crew, Pi's family and a beehive of zoo animals in cages, for transport to a Canadian Zoo. The sinking of the ship saw many people drown and Pi finds himself adrift in the Pacific ocean in a lifeboat full of animals - zebra, an orangutan, a hyena and a tiger that he named Richard Parker. Drifting for weeks ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) of reviewing and studying the movie version of the novel 'Life of Pi' by Yann Martel, including the essence of story as translated on screen, its triumphs and differences with the written work. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.