Happy New Year, listeners – it’s the start of another year for Alcohollywood! To kick off 2014, we (along with guest Derek) try to solve the mystery of 3.14 with the Darren Aronofsky film Pi. Pi follows Max (Sean Gullette), an obsessive New York recluse who dedicates his life to the pursuit of a numerical value that just might explain everything from the stock market to the nature of God. Or, is he just going insane from cluster headaches and auditory hallucinations?
Aronofsky’s debut film is a crackerjack thriller with a brash visual style that he would develop further in films like Requiem for a Dream. Pi also features the debuts of cinematographer Matthew Libatique and composer Clint Mansell. Check it out along with our custom cocktail and drinking rules, which we’ve got right here!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Deus ex Mathematica
2 parts spiced rum
1 part amaretto
dash, blackstrap bitters
Whip foam ingredients until you achieve the desired consistency. Combine rum, amaretto, bitters and Frangelico and stir with ice. Top with foam (preferably in a golden spiral). Garnish with pecan bits.
DRINKING RULES FOR PI:
- Any time Max tells someone to leave him alone, in so many words
- Every time you hear (or see) a number
- Every time you see a SnorriCam shot. (e.g. the camera is fixed to the actor’s chest so everything moves around him)
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Marcy says, “Survival of the fittest, Max, and we’ve got the fucking gun!”
Join us next week as we celebrate Japan’s greatest monster with the cheesy, fun Godzilla vs. Mothra!