"Life of Pi" movie quotes take viewers along as the title character of Pi relives his fantastical adventures. The drama film, which was released in 3D on November 21, 2012, was directed by Ang Lee based on the book of the same name by Yann Martel. David Magee adapted the screenplay into the film which earned 11 Academy Award nominations including for Best Picture.
In "Life of Pi," Pi Patel, a middle aged man in Canada is approached by a writer who is eager to hear of this miraculous tale of adventure Pi has experienced. Pi narrates as he revisits the journey of a lifetime, starting when he was a young child. Pi was raised in India at his family's zoo and was always an optimist, especially with the wildlife at the zoo. This however was tested when tragedy struck.
Pi was 16 years old when his family decided to move to Canada, shipping all of the zoo animals on a boat with them. The boat sank, killing his entire family and most of the animals. Left with Pi was only a Bengal tiger in a life boat. Remaining always hopeful, Pi not only survived 227 days at sea with the tiger but developed a relationship with the fearless beast along the way."Life of Pi" was just one of many winter 2012-13 movies that received significant praise come awards season. Other top films of the season included "Django Unchained," "Killing Them Softly," "Hitchcock," "Skyfall," "Lincoln," "Flight," "Playing for Keeps," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Anna Karenina," "This Must Be the Place," "Cloud Atlas," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Nobody Walks," "The Sessions," "Red Dawn," "Chasing Mavericks," "Rise of the Guardians," "Argo," and "Looper."
My Greatest Journey
Writer: "I was sitting at this coffeehouse and this old man sitting at the table next to me struck up a conversation. He said you had an amazing story."
Pi: "Let's see then, where to begin? I was born and raised in one of the most beautiful places on earth. It was a time filled with wonder that I'll always remember. But when my family chose to move out zoo halfway around the world, that is when my greatest journey began."
God Made Tigers Carnivorous
Pi: "I can eat biscuits, but God made tigers carnivorous, so I must learn to catch fish. If don't, I'm afraid his last meal would be a skinny vegetarian boy."Pi realizes that in order to survive, he must make sure Richard Parker, the tiger, survives as well and that means catching fish to feed to the tiger.
Pi: "Thank you, Lord Vishnu. Thank you for coming in the form of a fish and saving our lives."Pi thanks Lord Vishnu, a Hindu God, for helping him catch the fish. Though he did not eat the fish, he did feed it to the tiger so the tiger would not eat him, essentially saving both of their lives.
Courage and Endurance
Writer: "Mr. Patel's is an astounding story, courage and endurance unparalleled in the history of ship-wrecks. Very few castaways can claim to have survived so long, and none in the company of an adult Bengal tiger."As the writer explains, Pi Patel's story is one for the ages. He overcame what most could never, all while doing so in the company of a fierce beast.