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Director Ang Lee has revealed that Life of Pi was the hardest film he has ever made. The Brokeback Mountain director has confessed that the book was not "movie-friendly".

Lee told Metro: "Cinematically, this is by far the hardest film I have done. "It is like staring into the eye of Richard Parker [the Bengal tiger in the movie]. It's very scary. How do you do the water on screen? And, more importantly, how do you handle a big budget with a somewhat philosophical book? How do you keep the balance?" The book is set largely in the middle of the sea on a raft, with the narrator Pi alone apart from an orangutan, a wounded zebra, a hyena and a tiger. "Fear is our strongest emotion. It forces me to work at my best but I am not looking for the fall, just the edge," (more) »

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