Posted: Feb 17, 2013 7:22 AM
Updated: Feb 17, 2013 7:22 AM
This story has moved as this weekend's Monday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
LIFE OF PI
LOS ANGELES 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." With 11 Academy Awards nominations and the sort of global box-office receipts normally reserved for superheroes, "Life of Pi" is one of the most unusual megahits to ever grace the big-screen. Approaching $600 million at the global box office, the film is by far the top-grosser among the nine best-picture nominees. Though backed by 20th Century Fox, the film has an international sensibility that "Life of Pi" director Ang Lee hopes will gradually become part of everyday business in Hollywood, which has a long history of telling tales even overseas ones with an American perspective. By Movie Writer David Germain.
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