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ABOUT THE MOVIE
Based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, Life of Pi is a magical adventure story centering on Pi Patel, the precocious son of a zookeeper from Pondicherry, India, whose family decides to move to Canada, hitching a ride on a huge freighter. After a shipwreck, Pi finds himself adrift in the Pacific Ocean, marooned on a lifeboat that he shares with the ship’s only other survivor, a fear some Bengal tiger with whom he makes an amazing g and unexpected connection. Directed by Academy Award® winner Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), the film stars newcomer Suraj Sharmaalong with Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe® winner Gérard Depardieu (Cyrano de Bergerac, The Return of
ABOUT THE MUSIC
Canadian-born Mychael Danna is recognized as one of the pioneers of combining non-Western music with orchestral and electronic elements in his film scores. Life of Pi marks his third collaboration with Ang Lee, having previously written the original music for The Ice Storm and Ride with the Devil. Danna’s composing credits also include the Oscar®-winning hit Little Miss Sunshine, for which he shared a Grammy® Award nomination for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album, (500) Days of Summer, The Time Traveler’s Wife and the Oscar®-winning Girl, Interrupted. Danna also received an Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Main Title Theme music for the theme to the Starz original series, Camelot, starring Joseph Fiennes.
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