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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…
''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…
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…
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!!!
Que arregaço. Até Kumon eu quis fazer depois.
Irrefutable evidence that proves Pi is really about me:
1. I'm a mathematics student. Well, math and engineering. But really, what's the difference?
2. I suffer from debilitating migraines and no amount of ibuprofen does anything to stop them.
3. Shaved head is not a look that suits me well.
4. My life is best depicted using high contrast black and white cinematography.
5. Random strangers often demand from me the vast stores of knowledge in my brain.
6. This has lead to me becoming a paranoid recluse who avoids contact with the outside world.
7. I screwed myself in the head once. Results pending.
Glad to see that my deep and abiding love for this film has not abated. I could watch this all day long, absolutely infectious and uncontainable. Still the best thing Aronofsky has done, has one of my enduring favourite film soundtracks, and represents the zenith of ultra cheap debut feature film-making. Pi just wills itself into existence, it's pulsing, it's alive!
Amazingly complex and haunting, "Pi" is an example of experimental film at its finest and most intelligent.
Gritty and intense.
And it's ideas go on as long as the titular number 3.14159265359...
The last time I had seen ‘Pi’ was on its initial home video release, where I was impressed by its uniqueness, sucked in by its intensity, and completely oblivious to its shoestring production. The same film wears thin on me today.
Aronofsky cleverly uses the limitations of his low budget first feature as strengths (super contrasty black and white reversal film, limited sets, stolen locations), but the difference between this and something like ‘Brick’ is that I find the strengths of this film irritating.
Max suffers from migraines, so as an audience we're made to suffer from them as well, but to what end, I’m not sure. There's many repetitive episodes of screaming/blacking out/waking up. Combined with the gritty black…
Film #2 of the "Scavenger Hunt" Challenge
Task 9. An Art House Film!
Master of the Challenge: letterboxd.com/naughty/list/scavenger-hunt/
My own list: letterboxd.com/samakerfeldt/list/scavenger-hunt/
I don't think I'll follow the list in order, I'll try to watch everything I can, as I can.
I've never been one for art films, in fact, if someone would ask me the definition of art film, I'd mumble something incoherent and try to walk away.
With that being said, I did some research and found out that this movie is considered that. And since I loved Requiem For a Dream, I gave it a try.
The atmosphere was opressive and almost mental. The acting was good, spot on.
In the final 20 minutes everything turns even weirder and it goes to hell and I loved it.
This was a good movie, but I wouldn't watch it with a girl. I'm not saying, I'm just saying...
Crazy beautiful you. A bit self indulgent, but it showcased how Darren Aronofsky can be a reliable and stylish filmmaker in the future.
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…
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…