In part 1, I commented briefly on some of the beliefs expressed by characters in A Beautiful Mind:

  • reductionism or materialism can be used to justify one’s urges
  • beliefs don’t necessarily need to be grounded in science to be valid
  • meaning and significance are found in relation to others

As viewers we follow John Nash through this transformation.

A comment about the production of the movie itself – the plot is loosely based on the story of John Nash, a Nobel-prize winning mathematician.  Most Hollywood biopics tinker with events, characters and timing, to make a point or to give a story more dramatic flow or impact. A Beautiful Mind is no exception. Please consider these thoughts in relation to the movie characters and not necessarily to the actual persons.

Now we turn to Alicia, who is the primary transforming force in the story and is  at times…

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