Obsession is the subject of many films for a reason. That reason being that artistic drive is often very obsessive desire for perfection. And obtaining perfection is arguably an impossible task. That doesn't stop the obsessed with trying however, and in this film is does drive the person in question insane. Frantic and fearful, as well as engrossing and mysterious.
Don't look into the Sun Max. The Godhead can never be the object of its own knowledge, just as a fire can't burn itself or a knife can't cut itself. The computers crashed when they achieved this divine knowledge, as did Max in the end. Very gritty and disorienting at times. Every shot looks like a 1940's Leica photograph.
Gran lavoro di Aronofsky.Camera a spalla,regia ipercinetica,riprese sporche quasi a voler rendere "reale" la schizofrenia e lo stato di dissociazione del protagonista,che crea questo vortice misto genialità-pazzia in cui tutto,dal basso all'Altissimo,è riconducibile alle sequenze numeriche.Disturbante,schizzato e malato,con molto Lynch al suo interno: coraggioso e ben fatto, bravo Darren.
This is a film about the pain that accompanies passion and the fine line between madness & genius. The protagonist obsessive mathematician Max Coen who's success comes hand in hand with his demise. He's desperate to know a certain truth but he brings great pain to himself in search of that truth. The ending is beautiful. Pi isn't about uncovering the secrets of the universe, it's about learning to live without them.