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N is a number : a portrait of Paul Erdős

Author: George Paul CsicseryJames LockerPaul ErdősRonald L GrahamVera T SósAll authors
Publisher: Oakland, Calif. : Zala Films, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A documentary filmed in England, Hungary, Poland, and the United States over a period of four years presenting mathematician Paul Erdős's mathematical quest in its personal and philosophical dimensions, and the tragic historical events that molded his life.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Biographical films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Film adaptations
Biography
Named Person: Paul Erdős; Paul Hoffman; Paul Erdős; Paul Erdős; Paul Hoffman
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: George Paul Csicsery; James Locker; Paul Erdős; Ronald L Graham; Vera T Sós; Joel H Spencer; J W S Cassels; Marta Sved; Tibor Gallai; Béla Bollobás; Fan R K Chung; Melvyn B Nathanson; László Lovász; Herbert S Wilf; Tomasz Łuczak; Andrzej Ruciński; P Winkler; Michał Karoński; John Knoop; Mark Adler; Nathaniel Dorsky; Leslie Asako Gladsjo; Paul Hoffman; Zala Films (Firm)
ISBN: 0972458816 9780972458818
OCLC Number: 56349644
Notes: Based on: "The man who loves only numbers," an article by Paul Hoffman.
Originally produced in 1993.
Extra feature: More Erdős (Additional scenes ; ca. 20 min.).
Credits: Cinematography by John Knoop ; music by Mark Adler ; editors, Nathaniel Dorsky, Leslie Asako Gladsjø.
Performer(s): Narrator, James Locker; mathematicians, Paul Erdős, Ronald Graham, Vera T. Sós, Joel Spencer, J.W.S. Cassels, Márta Svéd, Tibor Gallai, Béla Bollobás, Fan Chung, Melvyn Nathanson, Lászlo Lovász, Herbert Wilf, Tomasz Łuczak, Andrzej Rucinski, Peter Winkler, Michał Karoński.
Awards: Gold Apple, National Educational Film & Video Festival; Gold Plaque Award, Science/Nature, Documentary Category, Chicago International Film Festival
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 57 min.) : sd., col. w/ b&w seq. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide.
Details: DVD, NTSC.
Contents: Poor great old man --
Child prodigy --
The purpose of life --
Destroying the evil spirit --
Bumblebee in an unknown landscape --
Absolute truth.
Other Titles: Portrait of Paul Erdős
Responsibility: a documentary film by George Paul Csicsery ; produced, directed and edited by George Paul Csicsery.

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A documentary filmed in England, Hungary, Poland, and the United States over a period of four years presenting mathematician Paul Erdős's mathematical quest in its personal and philosophical dimensions, and the tragic historical events that molded his life.

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