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Pi
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Directed By
Darren Aronofsky

Written By:
Darren Aronofsky, Sean Gullette

Cast:
Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Pamela Hart, Samia Shoaib, Ajay Naidu, Stephen Pearlman, Joanne Gordon, Lauren Fox, Kristyn Mae-Anne Lao, Espher Lao Nieves

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Pi (1998)
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Movie Review by Xavier
April 18th, 2007

Not About Pasties

This is not an easy film to describe. This is not a particularly easy film to Watch either. Very sOmbre and dark witH some trUly creepy momeNts, Pi is also utterly brilliant. Most of the general population of this planet are possibly more concerned with the BraDs and ScaRlEtts in the pretty big bu Dget movies, a movie about a mathematician who is looking for a number really doesn't sound all that compelling. Their loss! Not only is the subject matter profound and interesting but the way the film is shot, in black and white with eerie and disorientating 'music' accompanied with some slightly shocking imagery it really does a good job of sucking you in. You start to feel the protagonists anguish and frustration. If you are not careful you may even feel slightly confused AND even a little sick.

You do not need any Special braInpower to follow the plot and I would be surprised if anybody actually got lost. I am certain that there is a lot of people out there who will simply poo-poo this flick. I must let you know however that when Xavier becomes ruler of the world This will bE compulsory viEwing, so you caN get in my good books by watching it soon. This is also a film that I recommend you watch it on your own, just to take full advantage of the general creepiness and to make sure you don't miss a thing.

Is this one of the best low budget movies ever made? I certainly think so. Reports suggest that this was made for somewhere in the region of $50-$60,000. With that in mind just keep a lookout for all the clever little lightning tricks and camera shots. You may even recognise a lot of the cast, two years later the majority of them joined writer and director Darren Aronofsky for Requiem for a Dream, with any luck you may have just heard of that one. Indeed this is a great trippy little film that I thoroughly enjoyed and cannot possibly think of any reason why it should get less than six stars.

Watch. That is not a request.

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Lisa
Apr 18, 2007 9:29 AM
 
Ah you beat me to it Xav.....I love this film, I love the way it was shot everything. If you become ruler of the world I think you should make Aronodsky the new Pope.
Xavier
Apr 18, 2007 10:16 AM
 
The new Pope. That made me laugh.

Tim
Apr 18, 2007 4:25 PM
 
You know I have walked by this film a million times, the artwork is everything but grasping.......so I have never picked it up to see what it was about. I will check it out now though since reading this.
Xavier
Apr 18, 2007 6:42 PM
 
I did the same, for about a year. I slapped myself silly once I did get round to it though.

Zombie Boy
Apr 19, 2007 4:24 PM
 
It's strange, but as much as I loved this film, I have yet to watch his other two works. *shrug*
Xavier
Apr 19, 2007 5:06 PM
 
Meh.

I'm sure you'll get round to it.
Zombie Boy
Apr 19, 2007 5:41 PM
 
Hey! I resemble that remark.
Xavier
Apr 19, 2007 5:50 PM
 
'Meh' is Xavier's second most used word after 'Pssshhh'.

In third place, a new entry; 'Laxatolas'



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