Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” wins over New York Film Festival critics – OSCARS
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi” will open the New York Film Festival this evening, but press members ventured to an early morning screening, and the reactions have been overwhelmingly good.
Twitter continues to explode with praise for Lee’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel about a ship venturing across the ocean that encounters a massive storm, setting Pi on a personal, miraculous journey.
Pete Hammond called “Pi” a “visual masterpiece and instant Oscar contender. Look for multiple nominations, including best picture.”
Ang lee’s Life of Pi is aa visual masterpiece and instant Oscar contender. Look for mutiple nomminations including best picture.
— Pete Hammond (@DeadlinePete) September 28, 2012
David Ehrlich added: “People say the cinema is dying, and yet films like this prove that it is still just being invented.”
LIFE OF PI: people say the cinema is dying, and yet films like this prove that it’s *still* just being invented. #NYFF
— david ehrlich (@davidehrlich) September 28, 2012
Kris Tapley concludes, “Excuse me whiel I wipe Life of Pi tears. It’s clunky at times, but overall quite affecting.”
Excuse me while I wipe my Life of Pi tears. It’s clunky at times but overall quite affecting.
— Kristopher Tapley (@kristapley) September 28, 2012
So Lee’s film is off to a good first start, Expect to hear more as the film premiere’s tonight. But NYFF often is treated as yet another launch pad, helping films like “The Descendants” last year. Will this be the moment “Life of Pi” took over the Oscar race?
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