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TCM's Oscar Series: Phony Oscar-Winning Biopic, Minor Hawn Classic

'A Beautiful Mind' with Russell Crowe. '31 Days of Oscar' on TCM: 'The Wind and the Lion,' 'The Man Who Would Be King' Turner Classic Movies' “31 Days of Oscar” continues on Saturday, Feb. 6, '16, with more recent fare – as in, several films released in the last four decades. Among these are The Wind and the Lion, The Man Who Would Be King, A Beautiful Mind, Swing Shift, and Broadcast News. John Milius' The Wind and the Lion and John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King are both 1975 releases featuring “Westerners” (i.e., white people) stranded in “exotic” and potentially dangerous locales (i.e., places inhabited by dark-skinned non-Christians) in the distant past: the former in early 20th century Morocco; the latter in a remote region in colonial India in the late 19th century. (That particular area, Kafiristan, is located in today's Afghanistan.) The thematic similarities between the two films end there,
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'A Beautiful Mind' Stars React to Taxi Crash Deaths of John and Alicia Nash

Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash, 86, and his wife Alicia Nash, 82 -- both subjects of the Oscar-winning movie "A Beautiful Mind" -- died Saturday, May 23 in a car crash in New Jersey. According to State Police, the taxi they were in lost control when trying to pass another car; it crashed into the guard rail and the Nashes were ejected from the taxi and pronounced dead at the scene.

Alicia was credited with saving John during his battle with schizophrenia, which was chronicled in Sylvia Nasar's biography "A Beautiful Mind" and adapted in the movie. The 2001 film was accused of revising history, but won Academy Awards for Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Jennifer Connelly; and Best Adapted Screenplay. Russell Crowe was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for playing John Nash.

Crowe reacted to the news of the Nashes' deaths in two tweets:

Stunned.
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Beautiful Mind Mathematician John Nash Killed in Taxi Crash

Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr, subject of the 2001 Oscar-winning film "A Beautiful Mind," and his wife Alicia Nash were both killed Saturday when their taxi crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86 and she was 82 years old. John and Alicia were passengers in a Ford Crown Victoria taxi when their vehicle attempted to pass a Chrysler and hit a guardrail. They were both ejected from the vehicle. The taxi driver sustained non life-threatening injuries, and the driver of the other vehicle was treated for back and neck injuries. John was an instructor at MIT and earned the Nobel Prize in economics in 1994 for his work in game theory, sharing the award with two other mathematicians. He was born in Bluefield, West Virginia and attended Princeton University. John and Alicia married in 1957 and had a son, John. The couple divorced in 1963 but remained close before remarrying in 2001. John
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Brian Grazer Pays Tribute to ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Subject John Nash

Brian Grazer Pays Tribute to ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Subject John Nash
A Beautiful Mind” producer Brian Grazer was among many who were shocked by the news that Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia were killed Saturday in a car crash in New Jersey.

Grazer, who produced the Oscar-winning 2001 biopic directed by his Imagine Entertainment partner Ron Howard, realized that the end for the couple, while tragic, was in keeping with how they spent virtually every moment of their lives — together. Alicia was the grounding force that helped John overcome mental illness and other obstacles to articulating what proved to be innovative theories on incredibly complex topics.

“Their lives ended together in the same way that they lived,” Grazer told Variety. “Theirs was a such a brilliant collaboration. Alicia was so powerful in enabling him to have his moments of triumph. His life was really hard. The beauty came from the power of their love to create those triumphs.
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John Nash, Mathematician Who Inspired ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ Killed In Taxi Accident

John Forbes Nash Jr., the esteemed mathematician whose life story inspired the film A Beautiful Mind, died in a taxi crash on Saturday in New Jersey. John Nash Dies Both Nash, 86, and his wife Alicia Nash, 82, died in the accident on the New Jersey Turnpike when their taxi driver lost control of the […]

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Russell Crowe, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer Remember ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Mathematician John Nash

Russell Crowe, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer Remember ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Mathematician John Nash
The stars, director and producer of “A Beautiful Mind” expressed sadness Sunday over the death of mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr., whose life inspired their 2001 Best Picture Oscar winner. Nash was killed Saturday with his wife Alicia when the taxicab they were riding in lost control and crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike. As news of their deaths emerged, Brian Grazer, who produced “A Beautiful Mind” remembered Nash and his wife. “John Nash offered humanity one of the most incredible triumphs. While he was coping with schizophrenia, he earned the Nobel Prize,” Grazer said in a statement to TheWrap Sunday.
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John Nash, Who Inspired A Beautiful Mind, Dies in Car Crash With Wife Alicia—Read Russell Crowe's Moving Tribute

John Nash, a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose life story inspired the movie A Beautiful Mind, and his wife Alicia Nash were killed in a taxi cab crash on Saturday in New Jersey. They were mourned online by Russell Crowe, who played the man in Ron Howard's 2001 film, which won four Oscars and earned the actor a nomination for his leading role. "Stunned...my heart goes out to John & Alicia & family," Crowe said on Twitter on Sunday. "An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts." John, born, John Forbes Nash Jr., was 86 and his wife was 82. The two were riding in a taxi cab near the New Jersey Turnpike when their driver lost control of the Ford Crown Victoria...
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John Nash, 'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician, Dead at 86

John Nash, 'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician, Dead at 86
John Forbes Nash Jr., a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician and inspiration for A Beautiful Mind, died in a May 23rd car accident that also took the life of his wife Alicia. John Nash was 86 and Alicia Nash was 82. Nash's struggle with paranoid schizophrenia, as well as his wife's fortitude in confronting the disorder, was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film.

According to NJ.com, the Nashes were in the backseat of a taxi driving southbound on the New Jersey Turnpike Saturday when the driver lost control of the taxi and crashed into the guardrail,
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John Nash Jr., Subject of 'A Beautiful Mind,' Dies in Taxi Crash at 86

Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr., subject of the 2001 Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, and his wife Alicia Nash were both killed Saturday when their taxi crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86.  John and Alicia, 82, were passengers in a Ford Crown Victoria taxi when their vehicle attempted to pass a Chrysler and hit a guardrail, a New Jersey state police officer told The Hollywood Reporter. The incident occurred in the southbound left lane at mile marker 72.4 in Monroe Township. John and Alicia were both ejected from the vehicle, the

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‘A Beautiful Mind’ Mathematician John Nash Killed in Taxi Crash

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‘A Beautiful Mind’ Mathematician John Nash Killed in Taxi Crash
John Forbes Nash Jr., the mathematician whose life inspired the 2001 Best Picture Oscar winner “A Beautiful Mind,” was killed Saturday along with his wife in a taxi crash on the New Jersey Turnpike, according to multiple media reports. Nash, 86, and Alicia Nash, 82, were riding in the taxi near Monroe Township when the incident occurred, State Police Sgt. 1st Class Gregory Williams told CNN. Nash, a Princeton University mathematics professor, won the Nobel Prize for economics in 1994 for his work in game theory, which came to be known as the “Nash equilibrium.” His battle with paranoid schizophrenia was at...
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John Nash, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Mathematician, Dies in Car Crash

John Nash, the Princeton University mathematician whose brilliance and mental health struggles inspired the Oscar-winning film “A Beautiful Mind,” died in a car crash in New Jersey on Saturday.

He was 86. Nash’s 82-year old wife, Alicia Nash, also died after a taxi that they were riding in crashed into a guard rail. A spokesman for the New Jersey state police did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but multiple reports state the Nashs were not wearing seat belts and were ejected from the car.

The movie’s director, Ron Howard, tweeted, “Rip Brilliant #NobelPrize winning John Nash & and his remarkable wife Alicia. It was an honor telling part of their story #ABeautifulMind.”

Nash’s work in game theory, differential geometry, and other mathematical research were influential in economic, artificial intelligence, computer technology and a number of other fields. He shared the 1994 Nobel Prize for his work in
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'Beautiful Mind' -- Inspiration for Movie Killed in Taxi Crash

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The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who was the inspiration for Russell Crowe's character in "A Beautiful Mind" is dead, along with his wife, after a fatal taxi crash. John Forbes Nash, Jr. and his wife Alicia were in the back of a cab on the New Jersey Turnpike when the driver tried to pass another car and lost control.  The taxi crashed into the guard rail and both Nash and his wife were ejected.   They were not wearing seat belts.
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John Nash Dies at 86: Russell Crowe Reacts to Death of A Beautiful Mind Mathematician

Mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia Nash were tragically killed in a car accident on Saturday, May 23, on the New Jersey Turnpike, the New York Times reports. Nash inspired the 2001 Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, which starred Russell Crowe as the brilliant mathematician. On Sunday, May 24, Crowe, 51, tweeted, "Stunned…my heart goes out to John & Alicia & family. An amazing partnership. Beautiful minds, beautiful hearts." The Nobel Prize winner and his wife were killed when the taxi they were riding in lost control [...]
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening of Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner in St. Louis

Wamg has your free passes to the advance screening of Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Water Diviner.

Academy Award winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator) makes his directorial debut on The Water Diviner, an epic and inspiring tale of one man’s life-changing journey of discovery.

Crowe also stars in the film as Australian farmer Joshua Connor, who, in 1919, goes in search of his three missing sons, last known to have fought against the Turks in the bloody Battle of Gallipoli. Arriving in Istanbul, he is thrust into a vastly different world, where he encounters others who have suffered their own losses in the conflict: Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), a strikingly beautiful but guarded hotelier raising a child alone; her young, spirited son, Orhan (Dylan Georgiades), who finds a friend in Connor; and Major Hasan (Yilmaz Erdoğan), a Turkish officer who fought against Connor’s boys and who may be this father’s only hope.
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A Beautiful Mind hides ugly truths

Nobel prize-winning boffin John Nash gets a Hollywood makeover in this dumbed-down, sexed-up biopic

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Director: Ron Howard

Entertainment grade: B–

History grade: C–

John Forbes Nash Jr won the 1994 Nobel Memorial prize in economics, along with John C Harsanyi and Reinhard Selten, for their work on game theory. Nash has been public about his struggle with schizophrenia.

Education

John Nash (Russell Crowe) arrives at Princeton soon after the end of the second world war. "Mathematicians won the war," says a self-righteous professor. "Mathematicians broke the Japanese codes and built the A-bomb. Mathematicians like you." The university is full of horrible, snotty young men belittling each other, and the socially awkward Nash is belittled the most. "The truth is that I don't like people much," he tells his roommate Charles (Paul Bettany). "And they don't much like me."

Romance

For all his scribbling of equations on windows, Nash
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A Beautiful Mind hides ugly truths

Nobel prize-winning boffin John Nash gets a Hollywood makeover in this dumbed-down, sexed-up biopic

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Director: Ron Howard

Entertainment grade: B–

History grade: C–

John Forbes Nash Jr won the 1994 Nobel Memorial prize in economics, along with John C Harsanyi and Reinhard Selten, for their work on game theory. Nash has been public about his struggle with schizophrenia.

Continue reading...
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A Beautiful Mind hides ugly truths

Nobel prize-winning boffin John Nash gets a Hollywood makeover in this dumbed-down, sexed-up biopic

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

Director: Ron Howard

Entertainment grade: B–

History grade: C–

John Forbes Nash Jr won the 1994 Nobel Memorial prize in economics, along with John C Harsanyi and Reinhard Selten, for their work on game theory. Nash has been public about his struggle with schizophrenia.

Continue reading...
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Rewind TV: All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace; Strangeways – review

Adam Curtis's latest documentary is beautifully put together – but take its central premise to heart and you've lost the plot

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Behind the dazzling propositions, bold connections and mesmerising archive footage that make up an Adam Curtis documentary there lies a deceptively simple – or simply deceptive – view of history. In Curtis's conception of the modern world, at some point in the 20th century an individual turns up – usually in America – with a sinister new idea that is then adopted by the political-financial military-industrial complex for purposes of commercial exploitation and social control. And, hey presto, it all leads to the mess we're in now.

This was the model for his acclaimed 2002 series The Century of Self, which set out to show how "those in power have used [Sigmund] Freud's theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of
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A “Speech” Impediment

I am writing this post because I feel compelled to respond to the strange resurgence of interest in — and insinuations about — something that I wrote on this site more than six weeks ago. (See The Daily Mail, The Metro, The Independent, The Telegraph — one and two — and a Tweet from one of my heroes, Roger Ebert.)

On December 5, I wrote a post entitled “‘The King’s Speech’ Targeted: Smear Campaign or Just the Hard Truth?” In it, I shared an email that was sent to me by a person claiming to be an Academy member who wanted me to know that he or she — and “a lot” of others — would not be voting for “The King’s Speech” because, he or she had read, King George VI was not the noble man that the film makes him out to be, but rather an anti-Semite who sought to prevent Jews from
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Universal Planning A Beautiful Mind, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Blu-rays for January

Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release Ron Howard's A Beautiful Mind with Russell Crowe, Ed Harris and Jennifer Connelly on Blu-ray Disc on January 25, 2011. Howard's next directorial effort, The Dilemma, arrives in theaters 11 days earlier on January 14.

Also on January 25, Universal will release Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind starring Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet on Blu-ray.

Both films will be presented in their original aspect ratios with 1080p video resolution and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio. Bonus features for each are as follows:

A Beautiful Mind A Beautiful Partnership: Ron Howard & Brian Grazer Development of the Screenplay Meeting John Nash Casting Russell Crowe & Jennifer Connelly The Process of Age Progression Final Feature Comparisons Creating of the Special Effects Inside A Beautiful Mind Feature Commentary with Director Ron Howard Feature Commentary with Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman pocket Blu Bd-Live Enabled My Scenes

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind A
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