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Title:
A brilliant madness
Author:
Samels, Mark.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
"Called 'the most remarkable mathematician of the second half of the century, ' Nash suffered a devastating breakdown at the age of thirty. He suddenly claimed that aliens were sending him messages, became obsessed with secret numbers and saw conspiracies all around him. Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, Nash spent a decade in and out of mental hospitals, surviving with the support of his wife and former colleagues. During that time, a mathematical proof he'd written at the age of twenty became a foundation of modern economics. Sometime in the 1980s, he gradually began to recover. In 1994, Nash capped his remarkable return from madness by winning the Nobel Prize"--Container.
General Note:
Widescreen ed.

Originally broadcast as part of the television series The American experience.

Sylvia Nasar, author of "A Beautiful Mind" was creative consultant for this documentary.

Bonus features: commentary; anamorphic/widescreen; 5.1 surround sound; interview with John Nash; more information on schizophrenia.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Not rated.
Added Uniform Title:
American experience (Television program)
ISBN:
9780780639119
Format :
DVD

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Summary

The story of John Nash, the inspiration for 'A Beautiful Mind'. Nash tells his version of the strange and tragic metamorphosis that took him from disability to Nobel Prize.


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