The Nose: The 'Life Of Pi,' SCOTUS On Gay Marriage, & Endorsements

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The Nose: The 'Life Of Pi,' SCOTUS On Gay Marriage, & Endorsements

We're going to be talking about Life of Pi on the Nose today, but let me get my two cents in ahead of time.

First, I kind of resent having to figure out what format to see a movie in. 3D?  2D? IMax? I saw Life of Pi in 2D on a really big screen, and I think I may have gotten the worst of both worlds. (The protector lamp in the Odyssey Theater at the Bowtie Multiplex on New Park Avenue can't handle the demands of Ang Lee's film.)
 
Second, when a movie announces from the very outset that it represents some kind of spiritual exploration, I expect, by the end, to have been pointed in some specific spiritual direction. But at the end of Life of Pi, I was no more certain of the filmmaker's spiritual direction than I am of my own.
 
On the plus side, there's just something about tigers, right? Not for nothing William Blake and Calvin and Hobbes. And the tiger in this movie is a really good one.
 
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E-mail from Woody

Colin, check out this brief video from the people at Wikipedia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Knv6D6Thi0

My son, Zack, whom you interviewed several years ago, is in charge of fund-raising at Wikipedia.

E-mail from Dallas

I haven't seen the film yet, but it reminds me somewhat of The Black Stallion .... Any thoughts from your panel?

E-mail from Woody

Colin, I’m a big fan of yours in print and radio, and I generally enjoy the Nose, but you and your guests generally go on too long on one topic – and you’re going way overboard today with the discussion of the Life of Pi. I read the book, but I’m not all that interested in listening to a discussion of the movie that has gone on for 20 minutes with no end in sight.