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A brilliant madness [videorecording] /

by Nasar, Sylvia; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); PBS Home Video; Warner Home Video (Firm).
Type: materialTypeLabelVisual MaterialPublisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : Burbank, CA : PBS Home Video ; Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2002Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.ISBN: 0780639103.Uniform titles: American experience (Television program).Subject(s): Nash, John F., 1928- | Nash, John F., 1928- | Schizophrenia, Paranoid -- Biography | Mathematics -- Biography | Mathematicians -- United States -- BiographyOnline Resources: Click here to access online Summary: "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.
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Originally broadcast as part of the television series The American experience.

Sylvia Nasar, author of "A Beautiful Mind" was creative consultant for this documentary.

Produced by Randall MacLowry ; directed by Mark Samels ; written by Mark Samels & Randall MacLowry ; director, of photography, Peter Donahue ; editor, Karen Schmeer ; music, Tom Phillips ; executive producer, Margaret Drain.

Narrator, Liev Schreiber.

"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.

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Closed-captioned.

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