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A Beautiful Mind (2001)
« on: January 06, 2013, 06:09:45 am »
A Beautiful Mind
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I've always been fascinated with people that have exceptional minds...genius' that crack due to undue pressure of work or simply because the stress of always 'working' everything around them causes the one thing that makes them unique to turn against them. It's just a weird thing that happens. A Beautiful Mind does a great job of illustrating that with John Nash (Russell Crowe). There has been a lot of discussions about how Ron Howard chose to tell Nash's story and the events of his life and that the movie is more "fiction" than fact. Who cares. The movie's narrative works for me and apparently it worked for others as it won for Best Picture Of The Year.

The movie may be about Nash and Crowe was phenomenal here, but it was Jennifer Connelly that stole the movie. She was amazing in her role of Alicia Nash. What an incredible performance. Ron Howard did what he always does, creates movies that entertain and will be around for a long time after the fact. Props to Ed Harris as well. He always comes guns blazing, no matter what role he takes on. One interesting thing about the casting of this movie was the addition of Adam Goldberg and Anthony Rapp who were basically joined at the hip in every scene they were in in this one. Fans of either actor will know them best from Dazed and Confused where they were also joined at the hip in every scene they appeared in. For the most part. I highly recommend this as a Rent.
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Re: A Beautiful Mind (2001)
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 06:10:14 am »
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Re: A Beautiful Mind (2001)
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2013, 06:50:03 am »
I might have to check this out. I hate continually bringing up my mentor, but he is a big factor in my life that can't be ignored and that's due primarily to his personality and not our work relationship.

He, like Leonard from Big Bang Theory, are a genius in their field... But with that comes odd behavior. For me, it's caustic and not funny.

Maybe this movie would help uncover some layer I'm missing.
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2013, 06:56:36 am »
Well, unless your Boss has a case of Schizophrenia, I'm really not sure if watching the movie would help in figuring out how best to deal with your boss. With the real-life character of John Nash in the movie, it's basically watching a mind unravel and creating fictional characters who are there to enable him to continue his "work". Watch the movie for what it is, not what you think it might offer, because if you approach it that way, I'm sure you will be 100% disappointed.
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2013, 06:58:53 am »
I would watch it for what it is. Sometimes I'm able to take something away that's relatable.
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2013, 07:02:46 am »
Ya know, now that I think about it, it might actually help to see what Alicia was going through. You see the frustration and how things are building up because he is one way, and she is trying to change him back to the way he was when they first met. So, there is something there that you may be able to pull from this after all.
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Re: A Beautiful Mind (2001)
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2013, 07:08:19 am »
I'm sure there is something to take away.

One thing I've learned in life is I cannot change anyone. I don't have control . No one does. So I never took that position of changing him.

I can only change myself... Thus I need to get away.

So it would be interesting to see her character try to change someone.
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