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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!!!
One of the most visually stunning debut films I've come across. "Pi" truly looks and feels like it's taking place in a pulp noir universe where Y2K could actually have happened. Everything feels bleak, dangerous, and possible. The instrumental music adds so much to the vibe, sounding electronic but not overly processed. The primary location, Max's apartment room, offers so little but is used to its fullest. Speaking of using everything to its fullest, Aronofsky somehow finds a way to make a movie about math interesting. Truly one of the last great independent directorial debuts of the 90s just behind "The Blair Witch Project." Actually, that would be a killer double feature.
Aronofsky’s directorial debut about man’s elusive search for meaning in numbers is a harrowing remark on the fragility and uncertainty of the world we live in. Filled with the same gritty suspense as Nolan’s Following and a score that gets your mind racing and your blood flowing, Pi will leave you questioning all that you thought you knew.
Pi is a black and white film that follows a mathematician who is trying to discover the secret behind pi whilst also coping with his insanity. During this process he becomes mixed in a situation between the stock brokers and a religious group.
I believe that the film was shot in black and white so to clearly display for numbers showing their importance more, to be set apart from other films, appear to be more of a classic film, and show that a film isn't about its effects and quality of camera rather it's quality of acting, cinematography, and writing. There is some great iconic cinematography throughout. I always like to watch a thriller that uses drugs or has an…
Good editing, good plot. The OST is marvelous (enhancing the abstract and technological-paranoia feel).
Without a doubt, Pi and The Wrestler are –arguably– Aronofsky's best films.
É por causa de filmes como esse que eu sou apaixonado, totalmente deslumbrado pela sétima arte, um cinéfilo mor mesmo. E a única pergunta que ainda ecoa na minha cabeça é: Como eu não vi esse filme antes?
Terribly interesting. A very specific type of film.
For God sake! Max, answer that fuc*ing phone. This sequence is so irritating (that's a good thing).
An odd film. I'm a huge fan of Aronofsky and this debut feature has all of his signature style. I saw this not long after Black Swan was released and I downloaded this at university. It must have been late third year at university.
This rides the line between cheesy self-indulgence and thought provoking more tightly than any other film I've seen.
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