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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…
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 complex little mathematical thriller which reminded me a lot of The Number 23, although it predates that movie by a few years. The sound is a big standout and really showcases the mental chaos the main character has to endure. I'm too mathematically dense to understand a lot of the movie, but it is thrilling despite my duncery.
"Pi" ('98) was engaging for 2/3s of the film, then fizzled out.
A curious, independent debut from a director who has established himself now as one of Hollywood's elite filmmakers, I've been meaning to catch up with Aronofsky's first film for a while now and although I certainly wasn't disappointed, it didn't quite excite me as much as I hoped. I have enjoyed most of his other work and think that he is well on top of things thematically and has never made an empty or disingenuous film, always making sure that the plot does not stray into the realms of meretriciousness. I must say that it is hard not to admire the creativity of the people who worked on this film. The well-realised, dense plot, the often eye catching, surreal camera…
Claustrophobia, madness, mystery, and math.
Is this the same man that made Noah?
Darren Aranofsky films are tough to digest, but like medicine, they're something everyone should be adding to their viewing lists.
Pi is no different. The story of a mentally disturbed mathematician obsessed with the patterns of numbers and their role in the natural world is eccentric, powerful, and above all else, macabre.
Maximillian Cohen (Sean Gullette) sees the world as a complex algorithm, and one that can eventually be cracked. His main focus is on the stock market, the ambiguous, eclectic world that has never been cracked. It’s been rigged, it’s been changed, but it’s never been understood, even by those whose only job is to be fluent in the algorithm that powers it.
But unlike the stock brokers and…
Ópera prima de Darren Aronofsky ('Requiem For A Dream', 'Black Swan' y 'Noah').
Los títulos del ópening con imagenes no aptas para epilépticos ya son un gancho. Aronofsky hace un excelente trabajo como director y guionista, desarrollando un personaje completo y con mucha base: Un genio matemático solitario aparentemente malo con sueños obsesivos apunto de ser cumplidos. El tema de las matemáticas, o mejor dicho, la numerología siempre es atractivo para los que les gustan las películas que hagan pensar mucho, (donde me incluyo); y cuando Max, el personaje principal (Sean Gullete) abre la película planteando hipótesis bastante interesantes sobre patrones numéricos en la naturaleza y economía, la película promete sacarte los sesos. Es notable el arduo trabajo de investigación…
A fast paced paranoid thriller about maths, who'd have thought it? Aronofsky's opening effort as quite simply, brilliant.
From the off, it manages to engage and hold the viewer, compelling you onwards. With our idiot savant Max guiding us through the seedy underground world of maths. It is like a bizarre '8MM'.
For how complex the story line and plot was, 'Pi' is actually quite brilliantly simple in structure. The black and white film stock providing a bleak and darkening world around our hero.
Nothing ever quite sits right, and the whole film makes you as paranoid as Max. A triumph of tension and anxiety.
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- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
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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…
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Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…