|Turned up to eleven: Fair and Balanced|
Thursday, December 20, 2001
Andrew Sullivan reports, via Drudge, that the new Ron Howard flick A Beautiful Mind totally ignores the homosexual relationships in the brilliant mathematician John Nash's life. Now, I don't really care what his sexual preferences were, but if the pic purports to be based on a well-received biography, which apparently discusses these relationships at length, it seems odd, and distressing, that this would be left out. I looked at the reviews on Amazon, and only one of the editorial reviews (Kirkus) even mentioned homosexuality, but on the assumption that the screenwriters and/or the director (Howard, I think) read the book, they ought to have included what was doubtless an important facet of the man's life. I was going to probably see this (after LOTR, of course), but now I might just read the book. By the way, Sullivan is on fire today, so both of you should check him out!