LIFE OF PI poster
You have to take those symbols on the page and turn them into a visual reality...
You need a director who could overcome the enormous technical challenges
In this section you will begin to reflect on how the novel and the film Life of Pi are constructed. Both texts communicate essentially the same story but the medium through which they are told is very different.
From the quote above by Yann Martel, what do you think he means by the ‘enormous technical challenges’?
Watch this featurette for some insight into how certain aspects of this transformation were achieved.
Now look at this film poster and discuss as a class what you think it suggests about Ang Lee’s adaptation of the novel?