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Ang Lee plans to do movie in PH

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Ang Lee. AP FILE PHOTO

Chinese-American filmmaker Ang Lee is planning a movie in the Philippines. The multi-Oscar awardee announced this Thursday night when he faced an awed crowd of admirers, Filipino movie directors and journalists in an open forum at an upscale mall cineplex.

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‘Life of Pi’ back in town with Ang Lee

Ang Lee. AP FILE PHOTO

An invitational screening today of Ang Lee’s triumphant “Life of Pi” will place Filipino admirers within gawking distance of the Oscar-winning director, whom the late eminent US film critic Roger Ebert described as “one of the wisest and kindest men I’ve met.”

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Salute to Ang Lee in Manila

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Renowned Taiwan-born filmmaker Ang Lee is Manila-bound as a guest of the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office, which is presenting “A Salute to Ang Lee” with the Film Development Council of the Philippines, 20th Century Fox and the Film Cultural Exchange Program.

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Life of Pi star says blessing to work with Ang Lee

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“Life of Pi” actor Suraj Sharma credits director Ang Lee with setting him on a path to continue with a career in movies.

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Hits and misses at the Oscars

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The biggest and most unexpected winner at last week’s Academy Awards was Ang Lee, who trounced Steven Spielberg in the Best Director race with “Life of Pi,” vis-a-vis Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” which was generally expected to romp off with the directing and Best Picture trophies, but did no such thing because the topmost plum went to “Argo,” instead! —So, “Lincoln” was the evening’s top loser,—a most undeserved fate.

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Ang Lee wins best director Oscar for ‘Life of Pi’

Director Ang Lee accepts the Oscar for Best direting from actor Michael Douglas onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP FILE PHOTO/ROBYN BECK

Ang Lee has won the Academy Award for best director for his “Life of Pi.”

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Overseas slice of ‘Pi’ flips Hollywood formula

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This film image released by 20th Century Fox shows Suraj Sharma as Pi Patel in a scene from "Life of Pi."  With 11 Academy Awards nominations, second only to “Lincoln” with 12, and the sort of global box-office receipts normally reserved for superheroes, “Life of Pi” is one of the most unusual megahits ever to hit the big-screen.  (AP Photo/20th Century Fox)

In mathematical terms, divide the circumference of the world by its diameter, and you have pi. In Hollywood terms, add a United Nations mix of ingredients and you have the blockbuster “Life of Pi.”

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Ang Lee delivers his most imaginative film to date

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“LIFE OF PI.” Equipoise between creative excitement and meditative insight.

Moviegoers bored with the same old ways of telling stories on the big screen should watch Ang Lee’s latest film, “Life of Pi,” because it finds its own voice in narrating its unique tale about, among other incredible events, how a teenager survives a shipwreck on a dinghy, with a ferocious tiger as co-passenger!

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Hits and misses at the Globes

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AFFLECK. Won over Steven Spielberg and Ang Lee for “Argo.” AFP

Last Monday’s Golden Globes awards telecast turned out to be a grand night for cheering for two films, “Les Miserables” and “Argo,” but a sad night for grinning and bearing it for other big-screen comers, like the highly touted “Lincoln” and “Life of Pi.”

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Ang Lee’s breathtaking parable kicks off Oscar race

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“LIFE OF PI.” A film of astonishing beauty.

“Faith is a palace with many rooms,” declares Pi Patel, the protagonist of Ang Lee’s compelling big-screen parable, “Life of Pi” (showing on Wednesday, Jan. 9), as he explains his multifaceted religious persuasions: Patel’s belief in Catholicism, Hinduism, Judaism and Islam go beyond mere fascination, and grew even stronger after surviving a shipwreck that took the lives of his whole family and set him adrift at sea—for 227 days!

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‘Life of Pi’ actor won role over 3,000 aspirants

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SURAJ. Topbills Ang Lee’s screen adaptation of best-selling novel.

Suraj Sharma was just accompanying his younger brother to audition for the crucial title character in Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi,” but ended up winning the role over 3,000 boys.

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