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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…
Is he really insane or just insane enough to make the discovery of a lifetime! Watch the film and decide for yourself!
Intriguing premise to say the very least! An exceptionally clever film done on a wing and a prayer! And it paid off!
"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…
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!!!
Alright movie, good representation ofwhy you should never become too obsessed with finding or searching for something.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
In this, Aronofsky already showed us a little of that talent he has for making extremely anguishing and visually beautiful films. In a debut that reminds me of "Eraserhead", although it's not so powerful or creative as Lynch's debut, but I dare to say it could be a "90's sci-fi rave" Eraserhead.
Besides showing us the protagonist's slow descent into madness and (I guess it's safe to say), schizophrenia, it also deals with major questions, like religion, psychological suffering, things that matter in life, loneliness and how far one will go to discover what they think is the truth - information is power.
No pensé que disfrutaría tanto esta película como lo hice.
Todo es muy genial, la historia, la banda sonora, las actuaciones, la teoría, y lo único que le puedo criticar es la fotografía, pues le falto un poco de iluminación.
Excelente el trabajo de Darren Aronofsky en su primera obra, va directo a mis peliculas favoritas.
Basically Darren Aronofsky made an 80 minute movie of what I feel like when I get really frustrated with my math homework.
I guess without this movie, we would not have Black Swan. I did not enjoy this as much as I would have hoped.
The first full length film from Aronofsky. A film about a mans descent into madness as he becomes obsessed by his own unique form of numerology. The cinematography is exceptionally confident and shows hints of some of the techniques that would be used to such powerful effect in Requiem.
Feels like a film student short evolved into a full length film for this ride. Really great at utilizing camera angles and various elements of symbolism to create and share the feelings of anxiety the main character is going through. Sean Gullette was amazing and Aronofsky is brilliant. Absolutely loved the gritty black and white to give the whole film an amazing texture.
Felt like Eraserhead's punk nephew. I like stark black-and-white photography, pulsating scores, heady concepts, loner protagonists, and numbers, so that made this movie enjoyable.
The film had some moments that made it feel very much like someone's debut film, which it very much is, so that's not necessarily a bad thing. There's a lot of Snorricam body tracking shots that I wasn't sure how to feel about. While a lot of the imagery pertains to the themes (the Go Board is shot nicely, the fractals in the tree branches), there's a few kinda dopey moments like when Max sees a bleeding apparition on a subway platform that feel superfluously provocative.
It goes a little off-the-rails around the second half, all…
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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 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
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