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Interview: Lee, Ang -- LIFE OF PI

Lee, Ang -- LIFE OF PI

Ang Lee -- LIFE OF PI

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When I spoke to Ang Lee on October 15, 2012, one thing I wanted to know first was what was the spark that let him think he could film a book that had been considered unfilmable by a bevy of studios and directors. His answer revealed both his innate modesty, and his personal spark of genius that let him see more than what was on the printed page. The conversation continued to include the ancillary role of CGI (no matter how dazzling it is), the difference between religion and faith, and why he thinks that the Hindus have the best stories. We concluded by acknowledging with a laugh that a film so dense with ideas needs days, not minutes or even hours, to fully discuss

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