December 8th, 2010

Oscars

The Internal World

I've been watching all the movies that won the Oscar for Best Picture. Next on my list was the 2001 winner, A Beautiful Mind, directed by Ron Howard and starring Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly.

A Beautiful Mind is a biographical film about John Nash, a mathematician who later won the Nobel Prize for Economics. The film looks at how he battles with a tendency towards isolation as he does secret government work in cryptology.

The other nominees for Best Picture that year were Gosford Park, In the Bedroom, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and Moulin Rouge. In addition to Best Picture, A Beautiful Mind also won Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Connelly); Best Director; and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published (Sylvia Nasar's book).

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