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A brilliant madness, a Yellow Jersey Films production for American Experience ; WGBH, Boston ; produced by Randall MacLowry ; directed by Mark Samels ; written by Mark Samels & Randall MacLowry, (videorecording)

Label
A brilliant madness
Title
A brilliant madness
Statement of responsibility
a Yellow Jersey Films production for American Experience ; WGBH, Boston ; produced by Randall MacLowry ; directed by Mark Samels ; written by Mark Samels & Randall MacLowry
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This tells the story of mathematician John Nash. 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
  • John Nash, called "the most remarkable mathematician of the second half of the century, " suffered a devastating breakdown at the age of thirty. He 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. Nash's story was the inspiration for the award-winning film, A beautiful mind
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NLngAtvqSUE
Cataloging source
SXP
Characteristic
videorecording
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American experience (Television program)
Credits note
Director of photography, Peter Donahue ; editor, Karen Schmeer ; composer, Tom Phillips
Dewey number
510.92
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.B55
LC item number
B74 2004
PerformerNote
Narrator, Liev Schreiber
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  • MacLowry, Randall
  • Samels, Mark
  • Schreiber, Liev
  • Yellow Jersey Films
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
  • PBS Home Video
Runtime
60
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  • Nash, John F.
  • Mathematicians
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
A brilliant madness, a Yellow Jersey Films production for American Experience ; WGBH, Boston ; produced by Randall MacLowry ; directed by Mark Samels ; written by Mark Samels & Randall MacLowry, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast as part of the television series The American experience on April 28, 2002
  • Special features: commentary ; interview with John Nash ; more information on schizophrenia
Color
mixed
Contents
The arrest -- The whistler -- Bug brains -- Game Theory -- MIT -- Eleanor -- Alicia -- Thirty -- Emperor of Antarctica -- McLean -- Refugee -- Trenton State -- Divorce -- The wilderness -- The phantom -- Recovery -- Nobel Prize -- Coda
Control code
ocm56630232
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)
Isbn
9780793698547
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887003551
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
AMER 6409
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1288853
  • (OCoLC)56630232
System details
DVD, region 1 ; Dolby Digital, stereo
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
A brilliant madness, a Yellow Jersey Films production for American Experience ; WGBH, Boston ; produced by Randall MacLowry ; directed by Mark Samels ; written by Mark Samels & Randall MacLowry, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally broadcast as part of the television series The American experience on April 28, 2002
  • Special features: commentary ; interview with John Nash ; more information on schizophrenia
Color
mixed
Contents
The arrest -- The whistler -- Bug brains -- Game Theory -- MIT -- Eleanor -- Alicia -- Thirty -- Emperor of Antarctica -- McLean -- Refugee -- Trenton State -- Divorce -- The wilderness -- The phantom -- Recovery -- Nobel Prize -- Coda
Control code
ocm56630232
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)
Isbn
9780793698547
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887003551
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
AMER 6409
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1288853
  • (OCoLC)56630232
System details
DVD, region 1 ; Dolby Digital, stereo
Video recording format
laserdisc

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