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Brilliant Madness, A (2002)
Starring: John Nash, Liev Schrieber
Director: Mark Samels
Category: Documentary, Special Interest
Studio: PBS Home Video
60 mins



The remarkable story of Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash

A Brilliant Madness tells the story of mathematician John Nash, the inspiration for the award-winning film, A Beautiful Mind.

Called "the most remarkable mathematician of the second half of the century," Nash suffered from 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 1980's, he gradually began to recover.In 1994, Nash capped his remarkable return from madness by winning the Nobel Prize.

In the film, John Nash candidly reflects on his life and tragic illness."Madness can be an escape," he says."In madness, I thought I was the most important person in the world."