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A Beautiful Mind

A Beautiful Mind

Date: Jan 16 2002

Intro

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2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

One movie you shouldn’t miss is A Beautiful Mind. It’s a movie based on the life of John Nash[/def]. Listen to Chad and I talk about the movie.

Dialog

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Chad

Chad

Nedra

Nedra

Chad:  Of all the must see movies out, previewing lately, the one that intrigues me the most, even though I haven’t seen it, is A Beautiful Mind. Have you seen it?

Nedra:  Yeah, that’s a great movie. I recommend it to anyone.

Chad:  So what makes it so, so cool? The plot, the delving into the character, or the acting?

Nedra:  I think, uh, the acting, uh, Russell Crowe[/def] portrays uh, John Nash really well. He, um, demonstrates his struggles throughout his life.

Chad:  Wow. Was it a predictable movie?

Nedra:  Um, not at all. I think, uh, part way through the movie most of the audience members were really surprised about what happened.

Chad:  So at the end, was the audience fulfilled? Did they really like it? Do you think?

Nedra:  Um, yeah, I think it it gave you a good sense of, um, who the man was and what he went through his whole life.

 

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Discussion

Russel Crowe is John Nash, a mathematician who attended Princeton. After graduating, he worked and taught at MIT where he was hired to do secret code-breaking.
Ron Howard, the director, did an excellent job of showing the audience how Nash saw codes and patterns. I think it’s hard to demostrate how the human minds thinks and calculates problems. After watching this movie, I got excited about math and felt like I needed to go and do some Algebra. There’s more to the story than just math, but I don’t want to ruin it for you. Check it out for yourself.
Have you seen a really good movie lately? Share it with us on the Movie Madness message board.
Take is easy!
-Nedra

 

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Staisy

Staisy

Russian Federation

Nedra’s description of this movie  is very intriguing , but she keeps in secret the ending of it. And that is right. For those people who have never heard about John Nash before, the ending can be  very unpredictable. On watching “A beautifull mind”, I  read  his biography to get to know more about him. It is one of the best movie I have ever seen.

11:08 PM Jun 15 2016 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

yeah, it’s was really awesome movie :)

07:10 PM Feb 01 2009 |

catherine603

United Kingdom

This is one of my best movie in my life

Although i didn't doing maths so well,it's really influence me ~!!It's worth seeing!!I recommend it to all of you!!!Cool

10:07 PM Oct 27 2008 |

studenttimes

China

The best biography movie ever – I recommend it!!

03:19 AM May 22 2008 |

studenttimes

China

It's one of the best movies I like most. Touching, moving, inspiring, educating, encouraging, illuminating, enlightening – that's the adjectives I can think of just for it.

And a must mention point is that its music is really cool to me! It's definitely refreshing.

BTW, Russel Crowe – a real actor!!

03:13 AM May 22 2008 |

SallyXu

China

A senseful film!

07:11 AM Jun 01 2007 |

Josh K

Josh K

Guatemala

I watched it. its good…...

05:40 PM Apr 08 2007 |

kado1919

kado1919Super Member!

United States

It was really good movie.russell Crowe’s the best performance I think

09:35 PM Apr 07 2007 |

sunshine_88

Turkey

it was a perfect film.i love it!this is the best russel crowe performance i have ever seen.

11:21 AM Mar 09 2007 |

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