A brilliant madness
(DVD) 

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Published
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2002.
Format
DVD
Edition
Widescreen ed.
ISBN
0780639111
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Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Barre Woods Memorial Library - Adult GeneralDVD 9Available
Lenox Library - AdultDVD B NashAvailable
Springfield Main Library - MediaDVD BIO NASH JOHNAvailable
Westborough Public Library - Non-fictionDVD-BIO-NASAvailable

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Published
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2002.
Edition
Widescreen ed.
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
English
ISBN
0780639111

Notes

General Note
Originally broadcast as part of the television series The American experience.
General Note
Sylvia Nasar, author of "A Beautiful Mind" was creative consultant for this documentary.
General Note
Bonus features: commentary; anamorphic/widescreen; 5.1 surround sound; interview with John Nash; more information on schizophrenia.
Creation/Production Credits
Director, of photography, Peter Donahue ; editor, Karen Schmeer ; music, Tom Phillips ; executive producer, Margaret Drain
Participants/Performers
Narrator, Liev Schreiber.
Description
"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.
Target Audience
Not rated.
System Details
DVD.
Language
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.

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