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Taichung to display 'Life of Pi' film props
Taichung to display 'Life of Pi' film props 2012/10/02 16:24:10
Taipei, Oct. 2 (CNA) The Taichung City government said Tuesday it is planning an exhibition in October to display props from the movie "Life of Pi," which was directed by Taiwanese Ang Lee and filmed in Taichung.
The exhibition, to be held at the National Museum of Natural Science in Taichung, will feature movie props, interactive installations and 3-D images, the city government said.
It will also include an educational component on how to survive at sea.
However, the world's biggest wave machine that was made for the film will not be among exhibits, the city government said.
A precise date has not yet been set for the exhibition.
"Life of Pi" is an adaptation of a novel by the same title, written by Canadian author Yann Martel.
The 3-D movie uses computer-generated imagery to tell the story of a 16-year-old Hindu boy who survives a shipwreck and is stranded on a lifeboat for 227 days with an orangutan, a hyena, a wounded zebra and a Bengal tiger called Richard Parker.
The Oscar winning director took four years to complete "Life of Pi," his first 3-D work. Lee, 57, spent more than a year in Taichung making the film, which premiered Friday at the New York Film Festival.
Shih Chin-wen, director of the Information Bureau of Taichung City government, said Lee helped usher in a new era for Taiwanese cinema when he built the wave machine in the Taichung Gateway District.
She said the new film has inspired Taichung to develop its own film industry and establish a film park.
"Life of Pi" will be released in Taiwan theaters Nov. 21.