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An Analysis of "A Beautiful Mind"

Summary: An analysis of the Ron Howard film "A Beautiful Mind," about the mathematician John Nash and his battle to confront the bitter realities of schizophrenia. Through its film techniques and storyline structures, the film confronts several concepts pivotal to the human condition. These concepts include the strength and dignity of the human spirit required to overcome suffering, which Howard examines by considering the strength of human relationships and appearance versus reality on both metaphorical and literal levels.

"I need to believe that something extraordinary is possible." This quote elicits facets of the human condition that are portrayed within "A Beautiful Mind" - in particular, the dignity and strength of the human spirit required to overcome instances of human suffering. Director Ron Howard traces the life story of the famed mathematician John Nash, both academically and romantically, as he is forced to confront the bitter realities of schizophrenia and undertake an emotionally moving journey of courage, passion and triumph. Our understanding of the human condition is shaped by Howard's use of film techniques, including dialogue, editing and camera angles.

The strength and dignity of the human spirit central to the human condition is examined through the evolving human relationships involving Nash. Initially, John strikes up awkward friendships with his fellow students which are nurtured with alternating close-ups to study change in emotion. Following Nash's breakthrough, an...

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