Wednesday, February 02, 2005

A Beautiful Mind [Film]

This Golden Globe winning film is geographic in two ways, one major and one minor. In a minor way it shows the academic and larger environments of Princeton University in New Jersey and Harvard/MIT in Boston. The major aspect is that Professor John Hall's work is very geographic in nature. The drive to undertake that work is a major element of the plot. The work deals with the observation of animal and human behavior in groups. Hall analyzes the competitive activities of the life around him searching for pattern. That pattern searching takes over as the drive in the film. Magnificent work.

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