A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. The film was directed by Ron Howard, from a screenplay written by Akiva Goldsman. It was inspired by a bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-nominated 1998 book of the same name by Sylvia Nasar. The film stars Russell Crowe, along with Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Judd Hirsch, Josh Lucas, Anthony Rapp, and Christopher Plummer in supporting roles. The story begins in the early years of a young prodigy named John Nash. Early in the film, Nash begins to develop paranoid schizophrenia and endures delusional episodes while painfully watching the loss and burden his condition brings on his wife and friends.
Nash: In competitive behavior someone always loses. Charles: Well, my niece knows that, John, and she's about this high. Nash: See if I derive an equilibrium where prevalence is a non-singular event where nobody loses, can you imagine the effect that would have on conflict scenarios, arm negotiations... Charles: When did you last eat? Nash: ...currency exchange? Charles: When did you last eat? You know, food. Nash: You have no respect for cognitive reverie, you know that? Charles: Yes. But pizza - now, pizza I have enormous respect for. And of course beer. (leaves) Nash: (throws stuff down and follows) I have respect for beer. I have respect for beer!
Hansen: Cowards, all of you. Come on. Whoever wins, Sol does his laundry for the semester. Sol: Does that seem unfair to anybody? Bender: No, not at all.
Nash: Classes will dull your mind, destroy the potential for authentic creativity.
|Release Date||13 December 2001|
|US Box Office||$171,000,000|
|Tagline||The Only Thing Greater Than the Power of the Mind is the Courage of the Heart|
|Filming Locations||Bayonne, New Jersey, USA|
|Sound Mix||DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS|
|Film Class||Biopic [feature], Psychological Drama, Marriage Drama|
|Mood||Triumph of the Spirit|
|Themes||Tortured Genius, Redemption, Rise and Fall Stories, Mental Illness, Double Life, Doctors and Patients|
|Tones||Earnest, Poignant, Compassionate, Melancholy, Stirring, Hallucinatory|