All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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…
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!
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!!!
Gar nicht mal so selbstverliebt und solipsistisch wie erinnert und befürchtet. Die Welt um Max herum ist ja relativ realistisch und bietet einen ruhenden Anker für seinen Wahnsinn. Aber so viel Freude wie der Film an den Ideen des Mathematikers hat (die ja doch ziemlich simpel sind) und an der Leidenschaft seiner Sinnsuche, ist der Ausgang recht enttäuschend. Intelligenz ist ein Geschenk, aber die Unwissenden sind glücklicher. Schön hätte ich auch gefunden, wenn die Dichotomien in den Lebensentwürfen zwischen Materialismus (auch wenn er es leugnet, huldigt Max ihm durch seine Sucht nach objektiver Benennung und Festschreibung natürlich doch) und Erfüllung beziehungsweise Chaos und Ordnung deutlicher herausgearbeitet wären – abgesehen von der Erkenntnis, dass das eine meist irgendwie Voraussetzung für das andere ist. Max’ Bedürfnis, sich den Migräneschmerz aus dem Kopf zu bohren, kann ich heute allerdings nur zu gut nachvollziehen.
Gostei muito apesar de algumas dúvidas. O visual em preto e branco é interessante. Mas não entendi o final.
Uma baita ousadia filmar um filme quase todo em 8mm, com uma imagem granulada que propositalmente te remete a um pesadelo.
O recurso da steadycam deixa a coisa mais claustrofóbica e juntando com a eficiente trilha, você tem uma bagunça bem explicada que deixa a experiência bem mais rica.
Do diretor de Requiem for a Dream.
please max answer the goddamn phone
Darren Aronofsky's shoestring-budgeted debut is as great as it is bizarre, with stellar performances and a damn good script tying it all together.
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!
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