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Easy as p Maybe not Some people argue that independent film is a purer form of film when compared to the high budget Hollywood blockbusters Independent films usually show exactly what the writer intends whereas the higher budget competitors become a mix of the writers and producers desires targeted at the viewers attention and their money The movie p is about the climactic downfall of a middle-aged mathematicians life as he searches for one thing an answer to chaos and randomness The movie is about Sean Gullettes character Maximillian Cohen a man with a numerical gift According to Max he gazed at the sun at some point during his childhood forcing his hospitalization This staring at the sun was the catalyst causing him to begin to think numerically He instantly became a number theorist and sought the answer to natures randomness The movie was named p because the actual number p 31415926 is the ratio of the diameter of a circle to its circumference In the movie a 216-digit number is said to be the ratio that brings anything in nature down to its mathematical components Max was searching for this universal constant but was unsure of what he was actually looking for On a daily basis Max used his supercomputer Euclid which spanned his entire Chinatown apartment to make attempts at computing this value Some days he would make accurate predictions others he might not have been so lucky but he never considered it luck it was all math Two groups apparently had been following Max at this point a group of Hasidic Jews and a stock market trading house They were both also seeking this 216-digit number for their own reasons The Jews needed it because in their language each letter is given a corresponding number This 216-digit number is supposedly Gods real name spelled out in its numerical format or so the Torah says The trading house knew this
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