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A Beautiful Lie
Transcript of A Beautiful Lie
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< Charles & Parcher A Beautiful Lie A Beautiful Mind The Code Breaking Psychosis in Reality In reality, Nash's delusions weren't guided by government conspiracy
He had auditory hallucinations but not visionary ones
Charles and Agent Parcher were never a part of his delusions Agent Parcher Nash's hallucination
the FBI agent who recruits Nash for code breaking
Guides Nash's delusions
Nash's antagonistic delusion
"the bad voice"
John Nash was a mid 1900's mathematician
He developed schizophrenia with hallucinations and delusions.
A Beautiful Mind attempts to capture his battle with his illness and the face of schizophrenia In "A Beautiful Mind" Nash thinks he is breaking codes for the Pentagon under Agent Parcher
His paranoia manifests as a foreign threat like the Soviets
Choosing between his sanity and family or his country
He is institutionalized and forced to confront his delusions and reality
Aides him throughout "A Beautiful Mind"
Second family (like brothers)
Why did the director make these changes? To create a patriotic spirit
Audience empathy and support
Create sympathy for Nash
A patriotic delusion or incoherent ramblings?
A sick mind with a brave heart (http://www.digitalmediatree.com/library/image/12/beautiful_mind_3.JPG ) (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_91s-Zkod9Gc/TEbcsnEl_yI/AAAAAAAAI7o/NiY5plFeWZc/s1600/A+Beautiful+Mind.jpg) Government codes Nash's psychosis that he is in the Pentagon, cracking a code system Nash's shed where he tries to break all of his codes and draws his conspiracies http://thumbs.anyclip.com/trw3QhC4n/tmb_1973_480.jpg http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdu6itErUV1rh0pkqo1_500.gif (http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQLxd6Olznpj08eHVy_nr3Z0hrHVAXlKDiw3FZzteaP9ZwsnQKhDw ) In Actuality, Nash never envisioned Charles
Wasn't specifically terrified of the Soviet threat
Dramatized to amplify sympathy and empathy