Flashcards in Life Of Pi Deck (12)
Self Discovery #1 - Off-screen Action
The killing of the fish
Self Discovery #2 - Colour Saturation
The colour shift of the fish as it becomes green and slowly dying
Self Discovery #3 - Camera Shot
The close-up shot of Pi's pained expression as he witnesses the fish die as a result of his actions
Spiritual Discovery #1 - Biblical Allusion + Body Language
Pi's body language as he shouts to the heavens, arms spread, alludes to the crucifixion and suffering of Jesus Christ
Spiritual Discovery #2 - Dialogue + Apostrophe
"I surrender...what more do you want from me?"
Spiritual Discovery #3 - Symbolism
The light shining through to stormy sky
Emotional Discovery #1 - Close-Up Shot
A close-up of the tiger's reflection again blurs the boundaries between earth and sky and gives a spiritual quality to the dream.
Emotional Discovery #2 - Magical Realism
Magical realism is used to explore the magic and wonder of the universe in the bestiary that emerges from the body of the whale.
Emotional Discovery #3 - Symbolism + Camera Shot
The use of Pi's perspective throughout the dream-like montage of CGI images
Physical Discovery #1 - Camera Shot
Panning across the surface of the island, followed by a closeup of Pi's reaction to finding food // The wide, long shot of the island at night symbolises Pi's experience with being isolated and adrift at sea.
Physical Discovery #2 - Metaphor/Symbolism
The island and his interaction with the meerkats, although acting as a place of comfort and a safe haven for Pi, was what could potentially kill him