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An Aesthetic Indulgence ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB527561
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Michael Scott
Directors:  Larry Kurnarsky
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, Education, Mathematics, Professional Development, Science
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1985
Running Time:  15m 10s


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Nathan Mendelsohn is an 'absent-minded professor' who goes to work because he loves it. As chairman of a university mathematics department, he indulges himself in the pursuit of mathematical excellence and is paid for it. This film is about what makes Nathan Mendelsohn a happy man, so it is about his family, his friends, his students, and his wisdom. It is also about the beauty he finds in the abstract and how that beauty changes the world.

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