As of tonight, when guests enter my apartment [which, admittedly, is a bit of a rarity] the first thing they will see is a Modigliani print facing them. Then they will kick off their shoes as I hand them a beer or two and turn around and be accosted by Richard Parker, the tiger in the movie, Life of Pi.
I went to see this movie two weekends ago, and then went AGAIN a few nights later, to see it again. [Another rarity: Me going to a movie in the theatre twice!]
Of course, I read the novel, years ago, as you did also.
And I even met the author, Yann Martel, as you may or may not have done, also.
The book was, and still is, a gem.
But I was not prepared for how much I would love the movie!
It is no exaggeration to say that it is probably the best movie I have ever seen -- for not only its wonderful production, but also its personal relevance and meaningfulness to me during a very formative and trying time in my own journey through "life".
I highly recommend both the book and the movie to you, whichever comes first! Or second!
A dear friend sent me a link to a place where I could order the official movie poster for Life of Pi, and then I had the poster laminated at COSTCO.
[Is there anything that COSTCO cannot do?]
So, just moments ago, I took down my Picasso print to make way for Richard Parker.
A tiger I shall not soon forget!
Thank you Alyce, for hosting this terrific Saturday Snapshot meme @ At Home With Books.