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Title:
A beautiful mind
Author:
Grazer, Brian, 1953-
Edition:
Awards edition.
Publication Information:
Willowdale, Ont : Distributed by Universal Studios Canada, [2002]

©2001
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Dramatic biography of John Nash, a mathematical genius, who made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his schizophrenia, and finally, late in life, received the Nobel Prize.
General Note:
Based on the novel by Sylvia Nasar.

Special features: Disc 1 - feature film; deleted scenes - with optional director's commentary ; Disc 2 - A Beautiful Partnership: Ron Howard and Brain Grazer; development of the screenplay; meeting John Nash - The Nash Theory of Equilibrium; "Accepting the Nobel Prize in Economics"; "The Process of Age Progression"; storyboards to final feature comparison; creation of special effects; scoring the film; inside A Beautiful Mind; Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay; A Beatiful Mind soundtrack.
Language:
English

French

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13.
ISBN:
9780783271750
UPC:
025192235023
Format :
DVD

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The true story of prominent mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. is the subject of this biographical drama from director Ron Howard. Russell Crowe stars as the brilliant but arrogant and conceited professor Nash. The prof seems guaranteed a rosy future in the early '50s after he marries beautiful student Alicia (Jennifer Connelly) and makes a remarkable advancement in the foundations of "game theory," which carries him to the brink of international acclaim. Soon after, John is visited by Agent William Parcher (Ed Harris), from the CIA, who wants to recruit him for code-breaking activities. But evidence suggests that Nash's perceptions of reality are cloudy at best; he is struggling to maintain his tenuous hold on sanity, and Alicia suspects a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia. Battling decades of illness with the loyal Alicia by his side, Nash is ultimately able to gain some control over his mental state, and eventually goes on to triumphantly win the Nobel Prize. Based loosely on the book of the same name by Sylvia Nasar, A Beautiful Mind (2001) co-stars Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Anthony Rapp, Christopher Plummer, and Judd Hirsch. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi


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