A Beautiful Mind (Widescreen) (2-DVD)

I need to believe that something extra ordinary is possible....
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DVD Features:

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 16 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)

Disc 1: Theatrical Version

  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes (with Optional Audio Commentary)
    • Trailers: Original Theatrical Trailer
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Ron Howard - Director
      2. Akiva Goldsman - Screenwriter
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
    • Interactive Menus
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Biographies
    • Production Notes

Disc 2: Supplementary Material

  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Surround - English
    • Subtitles - French - Optional
    • Subtitles - Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Documentary: "A Beautiful Partnership: Ron Howard and Brian Grazer"
    • Making Of: "Inside A Beautiful Mind"
    • Comparisons: Film-to-Storyboard Comparison
    • Featurette:
      1. "Development of the Screenplay"
      2. "Meeting John Nash - The Nash Theory of Equilibrium"
      3. "Accepting the Nobel Prize in Economics"
      4. "The Process of Age Progression"
      5. "Creation of the Special Effects"
      6. "Scoring the Film"
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
    • Interactive Menus

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 2001 - Best Adapted Screenplay: Akiva Goldsman
Academy Awards 2001 - Best Director: Ron Howard
Academy Awards 2001 - Best Picture
Academy Awards 2001 - Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Connelly

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 12/21/2001
"...Mr. Crowe, with his superhuman powers of concentration, shows us a man who dwells almost entirely in an inner world, and he dramatizes that inwardness as if nobody were watching..."
USA Today - 12/21/2001
"...[Featuring] dynamic performances and extraordinary actor chemistry..."
Entertainment Weekly - 01/04/2002
"...Director and screenwriter have found a way to convey the sensation of schizophrenia from the inside out....[An] important movie..."
Rolling Stone - 01/17/2002
"...[Crowe] rises to the challenge of the role with fearless integrity. He's electrifying..."
Variety - 12/17/2001
"...Consistently engrossing....This serious-minded but lively film is distinguished by an exceptional performance by Russell Crowe..."
Box Office - 02/01/2002
"...A BEAUTIFUL MIND's greatest strength is a beautiful performance by Russell Crowe..."
Total Film - 03/01/2002
"...From the instant Crowe appears, it's clear this is to be a performance of faultless verisimilitude....Connelly's heart-rending performance is Best Supporting Actress material..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/21/2001
"...Crowe brings the character to life....[He] has an uncanny ability to modify his look to fit a role..."

Product Description:

Director Ron Howard delivers his finest effort with his extraordinary film, A BEAUTIFUL MIND, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2001. Based loosely on Sylvia Nasar's acclaimed biography of mathematician John Forbes Nash, the film is a compelling look at one man's genius, his debilitating mental illness, and the fine line between the two. A BEAUTIFUL MIND begins with Nash (Russell Crowe) at Princeton, where he struggles to think of an original idea, and the stroke of genius that will make him matter. Nash is eccentric, socially awkward, and extremely competitive. Eventually, he finds the inspiration for his innovative and influential work on game theory. He's chosen for a post at MIT, which includes crucial code-breaking work for the US government. There, he meets a beautiful and brilliant student, Alicia (Jennifer Connelly). They marry but their happiness is threatened, as Nash, belatedly diagnosed as schizophrenic, descends into madness. Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman cannily condenses Nash's story, and the film manages to dramatize both Nash's mathematical brilliance and his schizophrenia in a compellingly visual manner. Crowe delivers a strong performance, and has real chemistry with Connelly. The two make the film's story about the power of love believable and moving.

Plot Keywords:

Conspiracy Theories | Essential Cinema | Love | Love Story | Math | Mental Illness | Romance | Theatrical Release | True Story

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: December 25, 2001 (Limited)
    January 4, 2002 (Expanded)

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 22,737
  • UPC: 025192145025
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