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Mrs. Cohn Zohn and I snuck away this afternoon and went to the flicks and saw Life of Pi. Great movie. I did not read the book and can’t compare it to the movie. But director Ang Lee is a visual genius. The movie starts a little slow — don’t let that bother you. Buy some popcorn and sit there eating. Once it gets going, it’s fabulous and works on so many levels. FYI, I used to hate when English teachers asked me to explain the levels of a novel. I imagined myself riding in an elevator and the operator calling out, “First Floor, imagery and symbolism, Second Floor characterization,” etc.

One more thing — you must see Life of Pi in 3D.

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  1. Kathy

    Just finished the book and it started out very slow too, so slow I wasn’t sure I’d continue. But once he was asea it was engrossing. Glad I read it. Not sure if I’ll see the movie though.

    December 4th, 2012 4:53 pm

  2. CohnZohn

    Kathy, Please see the movie.

    December 4th, 2012 4:55 pm

  3. htwaits

    My wife enjoyed the book but wasn’t sure she understood every thing that was going on. It’s that “levels” thing.

    She is very insistant that we see the movie. I’ll have to trust the Cohn Couple, the TV previews, and my wife. I’m looking forward to it.

    December 4th, 2012 5:08 pm

  4. CohnZohn

    htwaits, the movie just looks great. i might see it again just to look at it.

    December 4th, 2012 5:15 pm

  5. B-Rad

    Amazing visual effects in 3D.
    My wife loved “every second of every minute of it”.
    I’m not mature enough to handle animals in distress so I would
    have walked if she hadn’t been there.
    It therefore failed my SAT (Stay Awake Test).

    December 4th, 2012 8:38 pm

  6. htwaits

    Lowell, did you see it in 3D? I’m not sure I would want to do that.

    December 5th, 2012 12:08 am

  7. Nancy R

    Life of Pi is a compelling read. I didn’t get the end. Seeing the previews I thought the tiger looked a little hoakie.

    December 5th, 2012 5:50 am

  8. CohnZohn

    htwaits, Yes I saw it in 3D. I can’t imagine seeing it any other way. True, I felt like a dork wearing those glasses.

    December 5th, 2012 8:35 am

  9. RC

    book was awesome.

    December 5th, 2012 8:45 am

  10. htwaits

    Lowell, thanks. I just told my wife that you saw it in 3D and that she should choose. Being the mysterious being that she is, we will wait for her announcement.

    December 5th, 2012 10:36 am

  11. Dutch

    Lowell, my wife and I really want to see this film. Do you think our eight year old daughter could see it? Are there any overly scary or inappropriate parts?

    December 5th, 2012 12:02 pm

  12. CohnZohn

    Dutch, There is some animal on animal violence. The nature shows on PBS show more violence and blood. There is no blood in this movie as I recall. But there is some sadness. I wish I could say yes or no. It’s a tough call.

    December 5th, 2012 12:05 pm

  13. Brandon Conway

    Love the film. In my Top 10 for 2012 so far.

    1 – The Cabin in the Woods
    2 – Moonrise Kingdom
    3 – Lincoln
    4 – Life of Pi
    5 – Skyfall
    6 – Argo
    7 – The Avengers
    8 – The Dark Knight Rises
    9 – Prometheus
    10 – Casa de mi Padre

    December 5th, 2012 12:07 pm

  14. Brandon Conway

    Also, I’m only an advocate for 3D when you have a master filmmaker behind the camera (Avatar/James Cameron, Hugo/Martin Scorsese, Dial M for Murder/Alfred Hitchcock, etc.)

    Ang Lee is a master filmmaker and the 3D in this film is exceptional.

    December 5th, 2012 12:09 pm

  15. Stan

    Speaking of movies. I watched some Leo DiCaprio movie given 4 stars. About lucid dreaming owned by corporations. What a piece of boring crap. A snooze inducing trip to my own dreams. The same special effects done over and over. I still don’t know what Ellen Page was thinking to take this role.
    Terruble,Terruble..as Barkley would say.

    December 8th, 2012 11:15 am

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