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Behind the Scenes: Doing the Story Justice

Play VideoThe most challenging part with any film is really trying to find the core of the story and supporting the story visually and emotionally. We had a wonderful story here, a very compelling story of a man who had great promise -- a genius who had the world in front of him who was struck by a great tragedy and descends into thirty years of devastating mental illness and then rises and is recognized for his work through the Nobel Prize. It's just a wonderful heart-warming ending to this story, and trying to do that justice, trying to capture that... I think that film has a real power in that it conveys information but it can also capture emotion. And I hope that we do that with this film.





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