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    Amber Wilkinson Psychology 340 12/7/2016 “A Beautiful Mind” is based on the true story of John Forbes Nash. Nash was a brilliant mathematician who won a Nobel prize for his study of mathematics. In the movie John Forbes Nash; who was portrayed by Russel Crowe, suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. At the beginning of the film John Forbes Nash starts his career at Princeton University as a mathematics student where he was well known for his intelligence. Nash is an arrogant, awkward socially-inept mathematics student, who spent most of his time making an effort to discover a revolutionary equation in mathematics. As the movie develops we learn that Nash does not have a full grip on reality. About half of the places and situations that occur in the film are only illusions within Nash’s mind. This is when we determine that Nash…

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    ‘A Beautiful Mind’, directed by Ron Howard, is set in and around Princeton. It is a film about a Mathematical genius whose life is complicated by him developing Schizophrenia. In comparison ‘The Social Network’, directed by David Fincher, is set in Harvard and California. ‘The Social Network’ is a film about a genius that is sued for allegedly stealing the idea behind Facebook. In a comparison of these two films I will set out to show how both directors have successfully portrayed their…

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    Jasmine Brown provided an overview of the film, A Beautiful Mind, and summarized the treatment in the paper. Chelsie Kennedy identified John Forbes Nash, Jr. as the character from the film with a psychological disorder, and determined the diagnosis of Schizophrenia Spectrum, as identified by the DSM-V (Psych Central). Chelsie also wrote the summary and created the Reference page with the citations. John Forbes Nash, Jr. – “A Beautiful Mind” A Beautiful Mind is a 2001, biographical drama film…

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    A Beautiful Mind is a compelling and powerful movie that explores the Nobel Laureate winner and professor John Nash in his rise, fall, and recovery dealing with schizophrenia. As the film opens, Nash is a genius level student in 1950s America working on applying to graduate school. He is introduced to his roommate, a tall pale guy names Charles. They have a rough start, but eventually warm up to each other as time goes on. The very first time that I realized something was a bit off about Nash,…

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    Today’s topic focuses on the complexity of Nash’s schizophrenia, a mental illness that devolves and progresses accordingly to the narrative structure of Ron Howard’s “A Beautiful Mind.” Did you know the prevalence rate for schizophrenia is approximately 1.1 % of the population over the age of 18? Within his film, Howard explores the development of this mental illness, highlighting the adversities Nash faces along his journey. These challenges offer insight into his sufferings, as he is…

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    In “A Beautiful Mind”, John Nash is a brilliant man who had a lot going for him. He created various theories and equations that drove him further into the world of knowledge. However, it seems as if the smarter John got and the better jobs he was offered, the worse his hallucinations got. Hallucinations are triggered from stress; therefore, I feel that because John may have been so stressed about his life, job, education, etc. this caused the hallucinatiions to begin. I feel like John had to be…

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    Pivotal to a film’s success is in its ability to engage the wider audience into differing perceptions of truly unique experiences. A film has the ability to subject the responder to unconventional mentalities, in the hope of a catalyst in the change of their narrow perceptions on undisclosed experiences. Ron Howard’s 2001 Roman A Clef film A Beautiful Mind, resonates with the viewer as it is a rare opportunity to experience firsthand the psychosis, debilitation and eventual redemption associated…

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    Akiwa Goldzman, the writer of The Beautiful Mind, whose parents are famous psychologists in New York, has a good understanding of the causes of mental illness. In "The Beautiful Mind," he used his psychological knowledge to create the "Nash" image of a typical patient with schizophrenia. Today, this image has become one of the most classic images of mental patients. Of course, for the screen effect, the pathogenesis and pathology of Nash's image in Goldsman’s painting are all artistically…

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    "A Beautiful Mind" is a film by executive Ron Howard, which depends on the life story of a numerical virtuoso John Forbes Nash, Jr, played by Russell Crowe. Jennifer Connelly assumes the part of Alicia Larde, wife of John Nash. John is a schizophrenic. He got the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994 for building up the "amusement hypothesis". This is a film about how schizophrenia influences the working of the individual and in addition their crew. Despite the fact that we will never realize what…

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