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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, (DVD)

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
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Peter Donahue ; editor, Karen Schmeer ; composer, Tom Phillips
Intended audience
Not rated
PerformerNote
Narrator, Liev Schreiber
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • MacLowry, Randall
  • Samels, Mark
  • Schreiber, Liev
  • Yellow Jersey Films
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
  • PBS Home Video
Runtime
60
Series statement
American experience
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nash, John F.
  • Mathematicians
  • Documentary television programs
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
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, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • DVD, region 1 ; Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Closed-captioned
  • Originally broadcast as part of the television series The American experience
  • Special features: commentary ; interview with John Nash ; more information on schizophrenia
Control code
ocm56630232
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)
Isbn
9780793698547
Lccn
ocm56630232
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
AMER 6409
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 1362764
Video recording format
DVD
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, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • DVD, region 1 ; Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Closed-captioned
  • Originally broadcast as part of the television series The American experience
  • Special features: commentary ; interview with John Nash ; more information on schizophrenia
Control code
ocm56630232
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)
Isbn
9780793698547
Lccn
ocm56630232
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
AMER 6409
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(Sirsi) 1362764
Video recording format
DVD

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