A Beautiful Mind

Trivia: Another indicator that the people weren't real: The little girl runs among some pigeons on the ground and none of the pigeons fly off.

William Bergquist
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Trivia: The entire film was filmed in sequence. Meaning that each shot you see in the movie is the order in which the filmmakers filmed it. This is unusual for films as filming in sequence can be very inefficient, as the filmmakers have to keep revisiting the same sets and setting them up more than once rather than just filming all their scenes while they have the set ready for it.

RJR99SS
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Trivia: When Saul comes to visit John, John plays a joke on him by pointing to an empty chair and saying, "You've met Harvey." This is a reference to a play by Mary Chase titled "Harvey" in which Harvey is an imaginary rabbit seen by the main character.

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Trivia: Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly are married in real life.

Trivia: As mentioned in the errors, Nobel Prize winners do not make an acceptance speech. In the DVD commentary the directors acknowledge this, but state that they wanted one for the dramatic benefit of the film. Still a mistake, but there's why.

Rooster of Doom

Trivia: According to a 2001 Entertainment Weekly (American entertainment magazine) article on this film, the filmmakers originally wanted to mention Nash's homosexuality, but they feared the film will make the wrong connection between homosexuality and schizophrenia, so they abandoned it. This connection, according to the article, was based on several now-discredited psychological studies that first appeared in the late 1950s.

Onesimos

Trivia: John Nash is to date the only Nobel Prize winner to be the subject of a Best Picture Oscar winner.

Cubs Fan

Other mistake: When Nash is put into the car and is being taken away to the hospital, there is a line of people watching him drive away. Two of the spectators are the imaginary roommate and the little girl. They are standing in front of rest of the spectators. As the car is driving away you see a female student look around the imaginary roommate to see the moving car. If the roommate can only be seen by Nash why did she need to look around the roommate to watch the car drive away?

More mistakes in A Beautiful Mind

Nash: In competitive behavior someone always loses.
Charles: Well, my niece knows that, John, and she's about this high.
Nash: See if I derive an equilibrium where prevalence is a non-singular event where nobody loses, can you imagine the effect that would have on conflict scenarios, arm negotiations...
Charles: When did you last eat?
Nash: ...currency exchange?
Charles: When did you last eat? You know, food.
Nash: You have no respect for cognitive reverie, you know that?
Charles: Yes. But pizza - now, pizza I have enormous respect for. And of course beer.
Nash: I have respect for beer. I HAVE RESPECT FOR BEER!

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Question: What is written on the rear window in a foreign language?

Answer: You do not specify to which scene you are referring. The only window I recall with writing on it would be the window in Nash's room. John had covered this window in mathematical equations, theorems and geometric patterns. While most of the symbols used are Greek in origin, the language is simply that of mathematics.

Michael Albert
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