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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…
The first twenty minutes were somewhat interesting, but the remaining sixty were absolutely pointless, nonsensical, pretentious, and ultimately boring. I think that Pi is extremely overrated and it has to be by far Darren Aronofsky's worst film. There are some very small hints in it of the great talent and capabilities he would demonstrate in his further movies, but I guess that its very low budget affected it somehow.
Darren Aronofsky's directorial debut flaunts some of his best skills as a filmmaker, but still has an amateurish vibe in some ways.
It is similar in production to Nolan's debut film, Following. They were both made on a clear low budget and had to make way with blank and white video, and other poor production values. Pi doesn't have that many great shots, and feels very cheaply made which isnt something that could have been avoided. There is a chase sequence that is awfully lighted and I wasn't really able to understand what was going on due to it.
While the cinematography is mediocre at best, the choice of shots, and how Aronofsky edited them was really great. A lot…
Max: "When I was a little kid, my mother told me not to stare into the sun, so when I was six I did..."
216, is it just a random number chosen by an obsessive mathematician or is it the key to God? Pi is the first film of Darren Aronofsky and already we are seeing his preoccupation with portraying subjective madness. Pi takes us into the mind of Maximillian "Max" Cohen and his search for the number where everything in the world can be deduced from. Through experimental cutting and cinematography, this trip is one wild ride.
Max is convinced that the world is made up of numbers, and within every group of numbers, a pattern could be found.…
wasn't very good, got boring, hard to follow
Darren. Fucking. Aronofsky. Bruh.
A decent first attempt Darren.
I feel like Aronofsky is the kind of director that works best when he's allowed to paint with a smaller canvas (this opinion is based more on The Fountain, since I haven't seen Noah yet). Kind of a simple yet ingenious move to combine mathematics with conspiracy thrillers; both require reading 'beyond the surface' so to speak, to try and find a hidden pattern or commonality. The two work together perfectly. And Aronofsky accomplishes a ton with such a limited budget. Only issue for me was the final act, which kind of lost me a little bit, but I was enjoying the rest of it a lot.
Filmed with a Nokia, ffs. Liked the fast pace off voice style, for a debut it was very interesting and unique
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