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Hard To Add Up....But An Intriguing Curiosity Piece
Now here'a film that is "not for all tastes," as the cliché goes.
"Strange" doesn't quite cover it but it is not that bizarre that you
can't figure out what's happening. Director-writer Darren Arokofsky
made a name for himself with his second movie, Requiem For A Dream, and
this was the young filmmakers' first effort. It was made a tight budget
since he was an unknown, but that's part of the attraction. This is
grainy black-and-white, and so is the gritty story and most of the
characters. The unique look fits the story.
It's not a story that is going to please a lot of people - an
almost-demented math wizard trying to figure out stock market codes and
two groups hounding him trying to cash in on his brainpower. One is
trying to use him to make big money in the market and the other is
trying to decipher ancient Jewish texts and thinks our mathematician
can help. Meanwhile, he wants no part of any of these people.
Our hero, the numbers freak, thinks the entire world revolves around
numbers. Everything in the universe, he thinks, can be figured out
through number codes. Not only is he wacked and paranoid but so is
about everyone in here. They all have strange ideas. Innovative
camera-work makes the story even stranger. In fact, it's that
photography that makes this DVD a part of my collection
If you're looking for something different here and there, I would give
this curiosity piece a quick look. (It's not a long movie.) Overall, I
thought this "added up" to an intriguing film, but if you give it a try
and hate it, don't blame me.
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