A Beautiful Mind (2001)
- Information at Internet Movie Database
- Cinema in Focus, a social and spiritual commentary by Hal Conklin and Denny Wayman.
- Looking Closer, review by Jeffrey Overstreet, "searching for truth, beauty and meaning in the movies."
- Movie Parables review.
- Values & Visions Video Guide: A Beautiful Mind, Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Health - Spiritual Practices for Human Being.
- "A Beautiful Mind: Longing to Belong and to Surpass," Steve Lansingh, TheFilmForum: Christian Conversation about the Movies.
- Hollywood Jesus visual review.
- Faith, Love
- See review at Cinema in Focus.
- The proposal scene, "A wedding". John and Alicia discuss how we "know" the universe is infinite. John says, "Sometimes you just know". (About halfway through the film.) (Bil Shappell)
- Seduction of Evil,
Acceptance (Wheat & Tares)
- When Nash & others tried to cure the disease of schizophrenia by using medications/shock treatments, the "genius" of Nash was also destroyed. (His genius really was in many ways a part of his illness, and was attractive. The delusions were positive responses at first, to needs in Nash's life. Later they "turned on him".) Instead, he learned to let the delusions live and just let them be - not entertain them but not try to get rid of them either. He accepted the good in them while resisting the ways that they represented and caused illness & evil.) Difficult tension for him but one that allowed him to be more whole than an attempt to destroy the delusions.
- One of the last scenes when the Nobel prize committee rep takes John to tea. John is transformed from a paranoid-schizophrenic working in relative obscurity to an honored, noticed man. "The pens" are offered by his Princeton colleagues. (Bil Shappell)
- Rebirth, Journey
The "resurrection" of John Nash's humanity. Being lost in the land of schizophrenia - his losing (almost) his wife and son. The recognition eventually of his essence - of his gifts. (Joanna Christian-Tipple, Catskill, NY)
- Faith, Love