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Old 06-19-2012, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Have you heard???

Life of Pi (2012) - IMDb

And before you ask, no, I'm not going to see it. I just thought you might be interested to know about it.
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:58 PM
 
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I won't go see it either. I imagine I would be thoroughly disappointed (as is the case 99% of the time).
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:03 PM
 
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I'm conflicted about seeing it too.
However, I went to see Prometheus tonight, and saw the trailer for it which was...startling. Check that out before you make a final decision.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:13 PM
 
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OK - I might have to take one for the CityData book thread team and go see it for us. I loved the book enough that even if the movie is horrid (which it probably will be), it still won't spoil the book for me. After all, I've defended this book to countless friends and family who hated it and thought I was bonkers for recommending it!

To each his own...
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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OK - I might have to take one for the CityData book thread team and go see it for us. I loved the book enough that even if the movie is horrid (which it probably will be), it still won't spoil the book for me. After all, I've defended this book to countless friends and family who hated it and thought I was bonkers for recommending it!

To each his own...
I absolutely adored this book, too. That's not the only reason I won't go see the movie, though -- I never see movies that are also books. I much prefer to read the story than to watch it. Even when I hear of a movie that I then discover was made because it was previously a book, I'll get the book rather than watch the movie. And if I've already read the book? Then, for sure, I won't see the movie.

I love that you're taking one for the team, though! You have a while to really, truly decide, though... I think it's only coming out at the end of November.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:26 PM
 
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When we read we create pictures in our minds of the characters and the situations. Sometimes a movie can totally ruin what we have created in our minds.

On the other hand there are movies like The Help that was right on the money when compared to the book, IMO.

I'll wait until I hear some reviews about The Life of Pi movie by folks who have read the book first.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:39 PM
 
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Movies never change my memory of a book, unless the book is a pure visual adventure. I'll go see the film.

For Life of Pi the most fulfilling passages were about what's internal, the formations of thought. How a movie captures that is a test, and I may be disappointed. Action description is all they could really foul up and that wasn't what I loved about the book, so I'm not worried there.

If it were an Andre Malraux novel I might be more hesitant, because his work is so intrinsically cinematic. But I'd still go.
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