Re: A Boring Movie

From: Brian Atkins (
Date: Thu Jan 10 2002 - 14:55:42 MST

Except things you saw in the movie didn't really happen that way. For
instance his wife divorced him. In an interview the director admitted
that the movie really wasn't a biopic, but instead should be treated
as a fictional drama.

John Clark wrote:
> Mike Linksvayer <> Wrote:
> > At least a few people on this list highly recommended "A Beautiful
> > Mind". I saw it before reading those recommendations. Couldn't
> > understand how anyone could enjoy such pap.
> To each their own but I thought it was one of the best movies of the year,
> several years in fact. Of course if somebody wrote a fictional story about
> a young man doing brilliant work in mathematics then developing severe
> schizophrenia and then becoming a campus joke as he wandered around
> Princeton for 35 years making wild gestures and talking to himself and then
> getting better and then winning the Nobel Prize, I'd say it was pap too; however
> in this case it really happened. Truth really is stranger than fiction. Best acting
> I've ever seen too.
> John K Clark

Brian Atkins
Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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