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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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    Ang Lee Talks 'Life Of Pi,' Says, "I Just Want To Survive It"

    One of the biggest question marks of the upcoming fall/winter movie season is Ang Lee's "Life of Pi," a costly literary adaptation (from the beloved novel by Yann Martel) with zero stars and an unconventional narrative (following a young boy as he's left adrift in the ocean with some animals). Wheth...

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    David Fincher Exits 'Cleopatra' With Angelina Jolie; Sony Searches For New Director With Eye On Ang Lee

    So, is David Fincher's relationship with Sony in trouble, or does Scott Rudin simply want to get moving on "Cleopatra" starring Angelina Jolie? It remains to be seen where the truth lies, but one thing is certain: David Fincher won't be involved with the film.

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    Ang Lee's 3-D 'Life of Pi' Will Open NYFF

    Ang Lee's "The Life of Pi" (November 21) will open the upcoming 50th New York Film Festival (September 28 – October 14), the first 3-D film to do so. (Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" played as a 3-D work-in-progress last year.) The NYFF has already announced its closing night film, Paramount's "Flight," di...

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    Trailer Watch: Ang Lee's 3-D Epic 'Life of Pi' Heads for Oscar

    Listening to masters Ang Lee and Martin Scorsese talk about the process of learning how to direct in 3-D was one of the highlights of CinemaCon. They embrace the technology while taking advantage of how it enhances their storytelling; they intellectually gauge how the placement of the camera will im...

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    Watch: Lyrical First Trailer For Ang Lee's 3D High Seas Adventure 'Life Of Pi'

    20th Century Fox has been taking an unconventional approach to themarketing for "Life Of Pi" so far. After a showing at CinemaCon that wowed delegates and press alike, the studio chose to eschew more traditional trailers in favor of showing three brief clips from Ang Lee's much-anticipated adaptatio...

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    The Best Trailer of the Year Isn't Available Online -- And Why That's a Good Thing

    Why you should be excited that the best trailer of the year isn't available online.

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