what a good director should always do. The movie includes a scene where Nash is
receiving shock treatment while his distraught wife looks on and the background musical
score becomes even more intense. This is another example of Howard's creativity on
display in order to create a film that will grip the audience. It is a scene where Howard
stays true to the actual experiences of Nash. Howard took advantage of these experiences
to the fullest.
Howard's creative mind attempted to turn the story of John Nash into something
more. I once read that the goal of most directors is to create the "complete movie.â?
Howard takes full advantage of Nash's illness by elaborating upon Nash's schizophrenia
to create an even more complete movie. Directors will often attempt to encompass
different genres in their movie so that they will attract the largest possible audience. The
end result is often a film that includes such elements as time travel, kung fu, guns, car
chases, explosions, aliens, a love story, spies, code breaking, and psychos. Thus, you'll
have a movie that is part action, part drama, part horror, part love story, and part comedy,
and this leads to an incoherent movie just because the director tried too hard to please his
or her audience.
For example, most people who have seen Kevin Costner's film The
Postman will agree that it wasn't very gripping. The film ended up becoming a huge
flop. The reason why it did so poorly with audiences is because Costner tried to do too
much with the film. The movie was about a mailman in a post-apocalyptic setting who
eventually leads a band of rebels in a war against an oppressive gang in order to save
what is left of the United States while also finding time to have a love interest. In my
opinion, Costner just tried to pack too much into his film and that ended up hurting the
film's appeal with audiences... [continues]
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