Life of Pi did really well at the Oscars *cheers all around* and I’m so glad it did! (Don’t tell anybody, but I didn’t actually see it…I’ve read the book though, I swear!) We all love Ang Lee for his marvelous films – Brokeback Mountain (duh), Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and my personal favorite, Sense and Sensibility (oh Edward Ferris, be still my beating heart). But what if Life of Pi had been made by a different director? Would it have charmed audiences across the world, and the Academy, as well as Lee’s version? I present to you: Life of Pi…re-imagined.
Director: Tim Burton
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Director: Wes Anderson
The tiger sits at his typewriter: “Day one at sea…” Meanwhile Pi looks out glumly from behind his hipster glasses. Pi and the tiger practice their synchronized swimming to jazzy French music. Delightful.
Seriously though, wasn’t last night just great? Did we not all scream and cheer when Jennifer Lawrence took gold and then tipped over on her way to the stage? Even more so when Hugh Jackman rushed to her aid? Simply smashing.
P.S. I promise I will see Life of Pi… someday.