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    Mill Valley Film Festival Wraps Its Oscar-Track Film Run

    The Mill Valley Film Festival has concluded its 11-day pursuit of Bay Area Academy members. The festival began with the US premiere of "Silver Linings Playbook," with director David O. Russell and star Bradley Cooper appearing for a Q& A; the film won yet another Audience Award, as did closer "Life...

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    Watch: Ang Lee Discusses Making Of 'Life of Pi' in Revealing Behind-the-Scenes Featurette (VIDEO)

    As Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" theaterical release approaches, Twentieth Century Fox Film has released a behind-the-scenes featurette of the film. "Life of Pi" will open in 3D and 2D theaters on November 21. READ MORE: Despite Shaky Screenplay, 'Life of Pi' Is Ang Lee...

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    NYFF: Ang Lee, Suraj Sharma & Yann Martel Discuss The Necessity Of Faith In Making 'Life Of Pi'

    As the opening night film for the New York Film Festival, all eyes were on “Life of Pi,” the big-budget studio adaptation of Yann Martel’s best-seller from A-List director Ang Lee. And while some were focused on the spectacle of the film, from the enormous cost and logistical issues of filming to th...

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    Oscar Talk: 'Life of Pi,' Best Actor Race

    Oscar chances for Ang Lee's 3-D New York Film Festival opener "Life of Pi" was the main Oscar Talk discussion this week for Kris Tapley and me. We also dissected the Best Actor race, where it is now and who could enter the contenders list. Here's my "Life of Pi" review, ...

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    NYFF Review: 'Life Of Pi' Is An Inspiring & Visually Stunning Tale Of Faith, Hope & Self-Discovery

    Taiwanese-born American film director Ang Lee’s career is difficult to pin down. He’s constructed nuanced and well-crafted dramas of various milieus and textures (from “The Ice Storm,” and “Sense and Sensibility” to the more erotic “Lust/Caution” and &...

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    NYFF Press Conference: Ang Lee Talks Logistics and Spirituality Behind 'Life of Pi'

    At the "Life of Pi" post-screening press conference, Ang Lee, actor Suraj Sharma, producer Elizabeth Gabler and novelist Yann Martel answered questions which focused primarily on the logistical challenges of a production that, according to Lee, involved participants from 23 countries, a year of pre-...

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    New York Film Festival: Highlights From The Press Conference For Instant Oscar Frontrunner 'Life of Pi'

    Ang Lee's "Life of Pi" is kicking off the 50th edition of the New York Film Festival tonight at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and the internet is already a-buzz with some glowing reviews from this morning's press screening.

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    Despite Shaky Screenplay, 'Life of Pi' Is Ang Lee's Best Spectacle Since 'Crouching Tiger'

    In his finer moments, Lee translates the book's wondrous prose into grand visual conceits meant for the big screen. Posited as a story that "will make you believe in God," instead it has the power to confirm one's faith in the cinematic experience.

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    Watch: Coldplay and Sigur Ros Buoy Lavish Trailer for Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi' (Video)

    Set off by musical selections from Sigur Ros and Coldplay, the new trailer for Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel's bestselling 2001 novel "Life of Pi" makes for a lavish visual feast. As Pi Patel (played as an adult by Irrfan Kahn) narrates this adventurous epic, we are treated t...

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    NYFF 50: Ang Lee Joins HBO Directors Dialogues, Plus Avant-Garde & Shorts Announced

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the addition of Ang Lee to its New York Film Festival HBO Directors Dialogues, as well as the lineup of the fest's Avant-Garde program and short films. Lee, whose "Life of Pi" will open the festival, will be be paired with Todd McCarthy for a discussion o...

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