AICN's Austin LIFE OF PI Screening this Monday at 7pm!!!
Hey folks, Harry here... Got a cool screening of LIFE OF PI that I'm hosting at the Highland Galaxy this Monday, November 12th at 7PM here in Austin, Texas - and it's time to get y'all signed up for it!
Ang Lee's latest has been described to me as being one of the most beautiful films shot in 3D, as well as having heard from some that they feel this is his very best film to date. Both statements have me quite excited to see the film.
SO - how do you get in? First come, first served. Just send an email to me at HK at Aintitcool.com
Have the subject line be: I want to take an Epic Journey with LIFE OF PI
Then in the body of the email include your full name and the full names of up to 5 additional friends. List them like this in your email:
It makes it easier when cutting and pasting the names into the list. Just the names, one on top of the other. Thank you. Makes the work on this end, much easier.
ALSO - include your favorite Ang Lee movie title.
I'll be emailing everyone tomorrow, whether you go in or not, but we've ALOT of room for this one!
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Nov. 10, 2012, 4:44 p.m. CST
by Jo Jo Monkey Man
I can't wait
Nov. 10, 2012, 5:24 p.m. CST
Nov. 11, 2012, 12:26 a.m. CST
It is a totally overrated book. After I read anything I normally add it to my library in case I want to read it again, plus also I enjoy building up my library and I'm adding book shelves multiple times a year because of this. When I finished Life of Pi, I gave it away because i knew I'd never waste my time with it again. I'm all for allegorical romantic fantasy fiction but this just DID NOT work for me. It is a meandering, rambling set of inner dialogues espousing lots of philosophical mumbo-jumbo. It is the type of cornball novel that you would expect to find on the reading list of a middle-age wealthy suburban wives book club. Very shallow but seemingly deep to those who find this type of drivel to be "inspirational", which it isn't. I couldn't even being to fathom sitting through a film adaptation of this.
Nov. 11, 2012, 2:05 a.m. CST
I imagined you speaking your words gnord, but all I could imagine were far noises coming out of your mouth.
I hope you are proud of the diarrhea you've taken the time to type. The kind of dribbling critique your "wrote" is what I would expect from someone who makes shelves to house the multitude of books he's read. How inspiring, how impressive! Look at all the books you've read gnord! You get a gold star!
Nov. 11, 2012, 2:56 a.m. CST
doesn't take away from the fact that Life of Pi is a very shallow and inept attempt to write an inspiring spiritual journey out of a guy trapped in a boat with a tiger. It is a very thin premise stretched over some inner-soul expanding mumbo jumbo. It is nothing but bunk and freshman college soul searching. Making a movie out of this lame crap will do nothing but fail.
Nov. 11, 2012, 2:58 a.m. CST
world does need books written for "middle-age wealthy suburban wives book club". It is what it is. You don't have to rage so hard just because you aren't in target audience.
Nov. 11, 2012, 3:31 a.m. CST
How sad, how terrible that Life of Pi does not share the esteemed company of the myriad of books you've read. It's so tragic that such a work not get the exposure it so greatly deserves by being prohibited from your fabulous library. Kudos to you on your inept and off base critique of the Life of Pi. I too hope one day to possess the same cynicism and malaise so that I can dismiss huge swaths of books I don't understand as "philosophical mumbo jumbo".
Nov. 11, 2012, 10:32 a.m. CST
Oh how you drip with putrid fail sauce~! You build mere shelves to display the pretentious shit you read from your rocker...your rocker...sagging beneath the weight of your magnanimous ass...your rocker...stained by the ash falling from your hickory whittled smoking pipe. Your rocker, where you sit night after night, smoking your hipster pipe while deciding the works of literature that get to sit among the semen stained pages of your vast and incomprehensible library. I am not worthy, goddamnit, I am not worthy... Or am I... You see, Gnord, I too hang my own book shelves, if I find a book worthy I carve it's cover upon my body and it's name across the wood of my forest foraged shelves. Yes, yes, I do. Winter snow and all, I hike into the woods, chop down the mightiest of Oaks, and I carve that bitch apart with a chisel and a handsaw (family technique, passed down for generations).... Shitty part is I'm running out of places on my body to engrave the books I love so much...fuck...if I'd just thrown out Life of Pi as you did... Gnord, all hail ye!
Nov. 11, 2012, 7:23 p.m. CST
That's pure poetry, man.
Nov. 11, 2012, 7:36 p.m. CST
In case I ever decide to read any books, I might want a place to keep them.
Nov. 11, 2012, 9:51 p.m. CST
by doug eaton
Nov. 11, 2012, 11:10 p.m. CST
by Mark Anderson
...but there is one crucial line in the book that justifies its whole: "which story do you want to believe?" And when you understand that line in the context to all you have read, and you have chosen which story you personally want to believe, only then do you understand the whole point of the book. It's not about God, gods, belief, faith, et cetera... Life of Pi simply asks you, as a reader and someone living their life story amidst other life stories, what story do you want to believe?
Nov. 12, 2012, 12:10 p.m. CST
gnord has left this discussion and has retreated to his library where things make sense. Shame on us, the people who are now deprived of his valuable insights into literature.