A Beautiful Mind
Based on what I have watched from the movie of A Beautiful Mind, which is a biography based on the true life story of a math prodigy, John Forbes Nash Jr., the movie is a brilliant and touching portrayal of the destruction of the mind by ‘Schizophrenia’, paranoia, and the effect of ostracism. These psychological concepts and conditions are clearly shown by the main character, played by Russell Crowe, at the beginning of the film, the character John Nash arrives as a new student at Princeton University, he is introduced to his imaginary roommate Charles, who would later become his best friend, as well as a group of male students who hang out together. I was amused by his interactions with women, his bluntness in asking for sexual favors and his responses to their reactions was intriguing and disorganized. The part of the film shows Nash does not know that his roommate and best friend, his friend's young niece Marcee and a mysterious Department of Defense agent William Parcher are all part of hallucinations or psychotic ailment known as schizophrenia. Most provocative for me, was John sitting in his garage, enclosed by walls covered with all the maps and magazine articles that he used for decoding; I appreciated the chaos that John experienced in his day to day life this scene brought home the reality of this devastating disorder. The movie inspired several professionals consider his fellow professors.