Question about "A Beautiful Mind". (Spoilers)

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  1. LDfan

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    Man what a great movie.

    *Possible Spoiler*

    Did the scene at the Pentagon where it deciphered the code really happen or was it imaginary? I would take it that it was indeed real since none of his 'imaginary' friends were really there.


    Jeff
     
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    I believe Ed Harris was in that scene looking through a window.
     
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    I took it as imaginary.
     
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    Jeff,

    The way that I understood that scene (when he broke the first code and asked, "Who is Big Brother?") is that he was there at the Pentagon and that is when he first started "seeing" Big Brother (Ed Harris).
     
  5. LDfan

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    That seems to make sense Brett. I doubt he would imagine an entire trip to the pentagon and such. Perhaps after he cracked the code and they kinda booted him out of the room triggered something in his head and that's when the whole big-brother thing took over.


    Jeff
     
  6. Edwin Pereyra

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    His trip to the Pentagon was a one time affair and was real. Big Brother isn't.

    ~Edwin
     
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    His real friends even remarked about him going there. He did have some involvement, not just to the degree he imagined. He did have a very real MP stationed near his office which Jennifer Connely actually interacted with.
     
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    Piggyback question:

    Was it his wife that initially called Psychiatrist in?
     
  9. kevin_asai

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    To above question regarding Pentagon, I think Nash really did go there as Sol (Adam Goldberg) asked Nash about Pentagon stuff in Wheeler and Nash said "Did they ever take out Classified in the dictionary?" or something like that. And another one is "2 trips to Pentagon in 4 years".
     

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