Crowe was also fitted with a number of dentures to give him a slight in the film. Three separate trips were made to the campus. I have experienced schizophrenia first-hand: I have a brother suffering from the disease. This movie has taken a very sad story of a man with mental illness and turned it into an absurd fairy tale. He has written articles on subjects as diverse as travel and war-gaming, but up till now never on a mathematical topic. Once again we have an inept film about mathematics.
Also what else can I say about Jeniffer Connely who plays his wife in the film. Only the acting is good. At a campus bar, guys drink beer on several occasions. In anger, John and his roommate crash a dresser through the dorm window, and it shatters in the courtyard below. John Nash, portrayed very well by the versatile and brilliant Russell Crowe, is a partly shy, yet ironic and sometimes even arrogant, gifted young student studying in Princeton University in the late 1940s.
Nash can decipher the code mentally, to the astonishment of other decrypters. It was also nominated for , , and. But crucially it's important to note that in making this film, the makers have brought Nobel Prize winner Nash to the public's attention, whilst simultaneously giving awareness to the sadness of those suffering with schizophrenia. The movies have a way of pushing mental illness into corners. Superbly directed, wonderfully acted by Crowe and cast, this film succeeds on every level. I needed to feel for the character and all this character was is a jerk. After trying to flee a university lecture, Nash is sent to a psychiatric facility.
Yes, I'll admit it, it got me right here. At one point, Charles employs crass anatomical slang in a sexual context. I enjoyed it immensely and felt like I had seen a movie when it was over. Hey, looking darn good worked against Tom Selleck, and to a degree it has worked against Crowe as well. There are three good opportunities here, all missed: The Nash Story Part 1: Mathematics is a matter of invention more than discovery. Adam Goldberg makes a quiet impression as a Princeton alumnus.
When scholars latch onto his earlier writings, John receives the Nobel Prize. Unable to share the top-secret activities that occupy his mind, he struggles with the secrets he must keep from her. The director has arranged beautiful 'red herrings' to kept viewers guessing and it works suprisingly well. Therefore, in order for everyone to have a great date, it would be better to ignore the blonde and flirt with the other four girls. But the mannerisms are not those of a mathematician in the Wiener tradition.
His facial expression while solving a problem, his innocent and shy smile during romantic sequences and his vacant look during the time of scizophrenia are in a word magnificient, and shockingly original. And it's also an irresponsible and grossly inaccurate picture of mental illness and its devastating effect on the family. But not for Crowe; if anything, this proves once and for all that he's a grand master of acting. Both of these films have been developed… 1027 Words 5 Pages A Beautiful Mind: An Abnormal Movie Analysis A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 cinematic semi-biography based upon the life of Nobel Laureate of Economics John Forbes Nash, Jr. Though Nash is self-admittedly… 1418 Words 6 Pages sources portrays people with schizophrenia as violent and with homicidal and suicide thoughts. If a story is worth telling then lets get it out there for all to see. He was an egocentric man who studied Mathematics in Princeton University.
John is brilliant, but arrogant and rude. At the psychiatric hospital, he sees Charles, and realizes that his faithful old roommate has betrayed him. His work was limited in scope however, and although interesting, it appeared to be of little practical use. I am sure Ron Howard deserves a lot of credit that he won't get, too. Nash is under extreme pressure to publish, but he wants to publish his own original idea. Without this essential empathy, many people become frustrated with the mentally ill, asking why patients can't pull themselves together and just bear up.
The film brings Nash's paranoid delusions to life through the character of William Parcher, a fictional agent for the United States Department of Defense. The film has been criticized for this aspect, but the filmmakers said they never intended a literal representation of his life. And I guess if you love someone as much as Alicia loved John, then you would stick with them through anything. I'm 27, and I've spent 16 years of my life struggling through delusional phobia and paranoid hallucinations. John is busy decoding and teaching when he meets a gorgeous grad student, Alicia. It's unfortunate that John Nash's life was reduced to this treacle.