a very moving and magical movie day
Wow. I had high hopes for the film version of Life of Pi. I re-read the book last week and I was eager to see the movie. Today my sister Sue and I went to lunch and then to see the film. All I can say is that it did not disappoint.
I first read the book during a time in my life when it really had a lot of impact on me. Today the film rekindled all of the emotion and magic. I don't care what anyone else says -- I absolutely loved the movie and was emotionally drained leaving the theater. I want to see it again.
I usually do not like 3D movies. This was instantly fabulous. The opening scenes of the zoo were exactly as I pictured it when I read the book. Yes, the movie strayed in parts from the book -- but doesn't that always happen? I don't know why some people are giving this film harsh criticisms for that. I felt the movie worked...really, really worked.
ANYway -- Life of Pi was my artful immersion for today. Such glorious imagery and emotion. Man.
Unfortunately, today was also extremely hard on my knee and with tomorrow morning's MRI (finally) I need to cold pack my knee and keep my leg elevated. I hurt way too much to concentrate on any artwork. My meds are doing their thing and I am a bit drowsy -- going to bed early and getting up early and getting myself in for the MRI.
Back at it tomorrow -- I just wanted to check in.