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2 items from 2014

The Unfortunate Reason Ang Lee.s Groundbreaking Ali/Frazier Biopic Might Not Happen

15 September 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Ang Lee is set to shuffle around his directorial work-load, which means that instead of overseeing a 3D take on Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.s infamous Thrilla in Manila bout, he will direct an adaptation of Billy Lynn.s Long Halftime Walk. It.s been close to 24 months since Lee wowed both audiences and critics alike with Life Of Pi, which was deemed so superb that he even landed himself the Best Director Oscar for his efforts. As you can imagine, his take on Yann Martel.s book meant that cinema-goers from around the globe soon began asking the filmmaker about his next project, and when he revealed that it would be another 3D film that revolved around the legendary 1975 boxing match, excitement over the movie immediately exploded. However, budget problems have started to disrupt pre-production, and Lee has become so incensed by the delays that he is now »

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Watch: ‘Life After Pi’ Fascinating but Depressing Documentary About the Broken System That Bankrupted Rhythm & Hues

26 February 2014 5:13 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Last year, the Oscar-winning visual effects studio behind Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, succumbed to millions in debt and filed for bankruptcy. Rhythm & Hues, received the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in 1995 for Babe, in 2008 for The Golden Compass, and in 2013 for Life of Pi, but that wasn’t enough to keep the studio together. The new documentary short film Life After Pi takes a look at the broken system that destroyed the company that brought to life the fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel. “We run this company for the people. To have hurt them so badly, it’s really the antithesis what we wanted to do,” says a regretful John Hughes, the company’s beloved founder, in one interview. The 30 minute self-funded documentary was made by R&H employees and is part of a larger documentary titled Hollywood Ending, that “delves into the larger, complex challenges »

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