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Where Is The Zoo In Life Of Pi Filmed?
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Where Is The Zoo In Life Of Pi Filmed?

As mentioned in the book and the beginning of the movie, Pi grew up in a zoo in French India. The area itself is a wonderfully beautiful coastal town that looks the complete opposite to normal film portrayals of India.

The town is in an area named "Pondicherry" Which means, 'new town' in Tamil. It was the biggest of four french enclaves that were merged together to make a Union Territory. The nickname for this area is "The French Riviera of the East" for its beauty and similarities to the traditional French Riviera. The area officially changed its name in 2006 to Puducherry.

The early parts of the story, where Pi is recounting his childhood, are mostly set in the coastal town that they live in, and the zoo itself. Although there are not a vast number of shots of the area, there are easily enough to show the beauty of this area and set up the movie for a breathtaking display of beauty and cinematic masterpiece. Even if you are not watching in 3D, but regular 2D, you cannot help but feel stunned by Director Ang Lee's work.

While the zoo itself is fictitious, the area and town is real and will probably receive a boost in tourism after the success of this movie. India already enjoys a large tourist trade and is also being used more and more frequently in movies, but where many movies may be set in the grisly,bustling, crowded cities of Bombay or Mumbai, this movie shows us some of India's beauty instead.

I always feel that when there is a movie adaptation of a novel, that too many people will be paying attention to how closely the movie follows the novel. For me it is much more important to see how the movie tells the story itself, for the two cannot really be compared. How many different version of Snow White, Robin Hood, and other fairy tales and folklore are there? As long as the different versions all contain the same basic story and key elements, then that is fine for me. In the case of this movie, settings such as these opening scenes, not to mention the brilliant scenes while at sea, really help to portray the fantasy elements of the story, where the novel uses words, the movie uses beautiful settings.

I will be reading the novel too. Some might think "Well, there is no need to really do this, you know the story already" but since we have just discussed how they are totally different tools for telling a story in a different way, I believe it will be a great read, and may help me shed some light on some of the more confusing aspects of the plot.


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Hi Dom, With the new technology, one can never truly believe what appears on the screen.

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