A Beautiful Mind was the first time I’d ever seen crazy depicted like this. However, since then, I’ve seen multiple examples of crazy being signaled by the discovery of some room where a huge tangle of strings connects a bunch of news clippings, etc. I’ve also seen numerous examples of the non-crazy version – someone trying to solve a complex problem with a huge board where strings are used to show connections between various elements.
My question is this: Is A Beautiful Mind the first time that particular way of visually representing craziness was used???