not like stupid/dull, but as in movies that are so insanely packed with things and ideas and visuals they become…
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!!!
Math is fun
Like all Aronofsky, it's brilliant... and insane.
That was the longest hour and twenty minutes of my life
Pi-day Friday? I'm sorry.
It's another Aronofsky movie, and while it's good like all the others I've seen, it does seem apparent that this is his first.
There's some real good stuff in here, but it would be a while before his films would quite reach up to the level of a "Black Swan". Definitely worth a watch, especially if you like the man's films as much as I do.
I'm just blazing through my watchlist now, huh?
There's a lot to like about this movie: The cast are great, its very well shot and the plot is really interesting. But somewhere in between there was a disconnect for me. It left me really cold, even though I liked a lot of parts of the film. I would probably say to check this film out and make your own mind up on it. Who knows, maybe you'll get more out of it than I did.
One thing did REALLY piss me off, which was the ending. There was a point where the end was near-perfect. It was a great shot that wrapped up the film and really shocked me. Then it faded back into another scene where the main character was given a happy ending that felt incredibly forced.
«En el momento en el que descartas el rigor científico dejas de ser un matemático para convertirte en un numerólogo».
Pues una película caótica por momentos confusa, rodada su mayor parte en un plano secuencia que transmite bastante bien esa ansiedad que quiere el director (aunque en ciertos momentos marea un poco) y con unas interesantes reflexiones. En general la valoración es positiva porque acaba haciéndote llegar ese mensaje tan complicado de explicar en toda su extensión: no todo se puede medir, no hay que obsesionarse con buscar las respuestas a absolutamente todo; a veces simplemente vivirlo es la mejor respuesta.
Hay dos problemas principales. El primero es de la propia cinta: no puede escapar de los clásicos tópicos para…
Taxi Driver for the age of computers, essentially.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
The directorial debut of director Darren Aronofsky was a very surprising film! Aronofsky used this film to find his own style and many of the themes and motifs present in this film carried out to some of his other works.
"Pi" is a brilliantly crafted claustrophobic thriller. A tale about obsession that will keep you glued to the screen during its 84 minute runtime. Very intriguing and very suspenseful, the film presents us not only an interesting story but also a mysterious character.
Darren Aronofsky's direction was superb, his use of camera angles, of montages and fade to blacks really helped set the tone for the film. What also helped the tone of the film was the magnificent score by…
as a maths hoe and lover of the unreliable narrator trope, this is right!! up!! my!!! alley!!
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