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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.
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!!!
Darren Aronofsky’s Pi is a well crafted and very accurately disciplined debut which strikingly portrays the ill-fated attempts of a man who uses all his talents and capabilities to find an answer for one of the simplest yet most byzantine questions in the history of mankind, the seemingly unanswerable question: What is the meaning life?
Max is not an ordinary person. He is a math genius, he has devoted his life to numbers, without them his life is meaningless, he sees in everything as a series of numbers, everything is made of numbers even the nature and the universe, there are numerical patterns everywhere to be found. At first he is trying to unlock the mystery behind…
Wow. You can tell that a lot of effort and creativity was put into this work. I think a lot of young aspiring filmmakers should watch this movie because it teaches you that you can make a well crafted and interesting movie with very little money. $60,000 budget folks.
What's really unique about this film is the way that it is shot. The grainy/fuzzy black and white photography adds a lot to the main theme of the film. PARANOIA. Aronofsky utilizes the snorricam very well and he knows WHEN to use it. He doesn't do it just to show off. Aronofsky knows the techniques and delivers it so well.
Also, this movie isn't really about math. Math is just used…
Seens like and old film, but in fact its a innovative way of film in black and white the chaos of a brilliant and obsessive mind
Max Cohen (Sean Gullette) é um matemático que estuda a possibilidade de prever as movimentações da bolsa de valores baseado em determinados cálculos executados pelo seu super computador Euclides. Max também sofre de fortes dores de cabeça e de paranóia, alucinações e ansiedade, mal se comunicando com seus vizinhos e confiando apenas em seu ex-professor Sol Robeson (Mark Margolis). Quando esbarra em um número misterioso de 216 dígitos, que quebra Euclides, Max atrai a atenção de uma empresa que deseja comprar seus talentos para ganhar na bolsa; e de um judeu estudioso da relação dos números na Cabala (Ben Shenkman). A complexidade dos cálculos, as dores de cabeça e a mania de perseguição correm o risco de enlouquecer o protagonista.…
This is a film for people with problems; if you do not have problems or you don't by the end of this film: it is not for you.
Until a few days ago Pi was the only Darren Aronofsky film that I had yet to view. Other than Noah, the most disappointing film experience of my young life, I have liked every Aronofsky film to date. Pi can officially be added to that list. It isn't one of Aronofsky's better outputs, but considering the $60,000 budget, that is to be expected.
Narrated by the story's main player, Max Cohen (Sean Gullete), Pi is the story of a genius mathematical mind who has an unwavering faith that everything in the world can be entirely deduced by numbers. It becomes clear early on that Max is not the most reliable of narrators, consumed by massive headaches and a paranoia that…
I have just a few words. I don't really care about tecnical details, this films transcends this. It is just awesomely insane.
INSANE, please, watch.
It's pokkish but I've giving it 5 for skill.
Liked it a little more upon re-watching, but I still feel this was just an artistic warm-up for Aronofsky, a launching pad of sorts for the rest of his career. Everything he tries out here-- claustrophobic atmosphere, horrific visuals, themes of obsessions-- works pretty well, but they definitely get more refined with his later output.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Don't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
- Only God Forgives
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
- Spring Breakers
- A Field in England
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…