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There will be no order, only chaos
The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.
Darren Aronofsky's feature film debut presents the now reputed auteur experimenting with various aspects of filmmaking to carve out his own distinct identity & contains all the elements that are now well associated with his works, be it the theme of obsession, biblical motifs, inventive use of camera angles, heavy use of montages, isolated characters or surreal structure.
Pi (π) tells the story of Max; a brilliant mathematician, who believes there are patterns everywhere in universe & tries to find the same in stock markets to determine its rise n fall on the basis of his calculations. But his increasing obsession with numbers ultimately results in his self-destruction when he's driven to the brink of madness by the people who are after…
"When your mind becomes obsessed with anything, you will filter everything else out and find that thing everywhere."
Darren Aronofsky's first feature film, Pi, was a unique and experimental movie that cemented his status as an auteur director. Even in his latest big budget film, Noah, his unique and creative voice shined through. Just like his characters, Aronofsky seems obsessed with discovering what drives them. His films are a psychological character study in which he delves deep into their minds in order to try to discover what leads them to their self destructive behavior. In the surface, Pi may sound like a boring film dealing with math and numbers, but Aronofsky sucks you in from the beginning with his very…
A claustrophobic, paranoid migraine of a movie. Pi's an impressive debut for Aronofsky who makes an odd premise strangely compelling. The limited budget works in its favour and the lead is convincingly committed. If the run time had been longer I may have become agitated with the constant kinetic visuals/overbearing sound but on the whole I found Pi to be an interesting, if confusing little oddity of a watch.
You have to hand it to Aronofsky, the man has a talent for making fascinating films about subjects that generally bore me: maths, heroin, Rachel Weisz, wrestling, ballet and the bible. Bravo!
Aronofsky's award-winning first full-length feature takes us deep into the mind of a pill-popping, paranoid mathematical genius, Maximillian Cohen (Sean Gullette), who is searching for a number pattern that can explain and predict stock market fluctuations. His work is coveted not only by greedy corporate interests but also by religious scholars, who believe the pattern may be the key to the lost Hebrew name of God.
I especially enjoyed the scenes of playing I-go with professor Sol Robeson (Mark Margolis), the only person Max trusts enough to confide in. But Max's hallucinatory spiral into madness doesn't allow him to linger very long in the "normal" world. He is made blind by his obsession, just as he was temporarily blinded as…
''11:15, restate my assumptions: 1. Mathematics is the language of nature. 2. Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers. 3. If you graph these numbers, patterns emerge. Therefore: There are patterns everywhere in nature.''
Darren Aronofsky's bold and striking debut is one I had not visited in many moons. It's a film with a pulse, a film with a vision, a film with a mission, and that was to call out a brave new modern Auteur with much to offer. He has since this debut delivered another four masterworks that while all different from each other, reflect his unique voice.
Maximillian Cohen is a mathematical genius who believes he can unlock the secrets of existence by determining…
This movie is as disturbing as they come. A deep and intricate analysis into the life of a mathematics genius who gets so obsessed with his obsession of numbers that his god given gift is turned slowly into a man made curse. Sean Gullete beautifully exhibits the intense paranoia and the addictive nature of the character. Aronofsky and Clint Mansell at their very best!!!
Honestly, the math in the movie is too bogus to be excusable. On top of that the protagonist acts in such a ridiculous childish manner that it becomes really hard to take any part of the movie seriously.
On the bright side, the soundtrack is amazingly ridiculously 90's and the black and white New York shots look pretty cool. Makes for a pretty fun (and funny) movie in the end.
A fast paced thriller from director Darren Aronofsky.
This movie has not aged well. After watching it, becoming a mathematician, then watching it again, It really feels like Aronofsky made a movie about a mathematician without consulting any mathematicians. I know that's not "the point" but it really comes off as lazy.
This movie gets 2.5 Golden Eyerolls out of 5.
Maths gives me a headache.
seems more ridiculous every time i watch it
I went into this thinking I was watching Computer Chess, and every twenty minuets my dad would say "wait, are you sure this isn't called Life of Pi?" and I would say "No, I think it's about chess". So I guess you could say this was a confusing watch.
I wasn't totally convinced by it, but I admire first films regardless. It's so interesting to see Arronfonsky had such a strong style from the start; of mechanical, frantic editing, and the claustrophobic close ups (that are used much more powerfully in Requiem for a Dream.)
A bona fide math genius (we can tell because he does multiplication in his head as a party trick) seeks a theoretical Grand Unifying Math that explains and predicts all of existence. And specifically the stock market.
Greedy Wall Street types hound him because they think he can make them rich(er). A sect of Jewish mystics recruits him because they believe his theory will reveal the True Name of God. Meanwhile he gets crippling migraine headaches and occasionally hallucinates (that’s where the tension comes from: will he solve the universe before he cracks up??)
Pretty cool. Pi touches lightly on a lot of simpler mathematical concepts like pi and Pythagoras, Fibonacci and the Golden Ratio, etc. I think I picked…
I liked it, but just barely.
Not really about math, like I thought it was. Most of the time it's weird for the sake of being weird. Cinematography is good, but too heavy handed for me.
It's okayish I guess.
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of hight quality "short" films. Easy…