N is a Number
A Portrait of Paul Erdös

Mathematicians
in order of appearance
Paul Erdös
Ronald Graham
Vera T. Sós
Joel Spencer
J.W.S. Cassels, F.R.S.
Márta Svéd
Tibor Gallai
Béla Bollobás
Fan Chung
Melvyn Nathanson
László Lovász
Herbert Wilf
Tomász Luczak
Andrzej Rucinski
Peter Winkler
Michal Karonski

Also appearing
Alice Fialowski
Gabriella Bollobás (sculpting)
Anne Davenport
Lady Bertha Jeffreys
Deborah Knous (Pan Am counter)
Gene and Elise Patterson (in Muir Woods)
Gyula Katona (on recorder)
and various Epsilons

Produced, directed and edited by
George Paul Csicsery

Based on
"The Man Who Loves Only Numbers"
an article by
Paul Hoffman

Cinematography by
John Knoop

Music by
Mark Adler

Computer animation by
Judith Banning and James Locker
Red Dot Interactive

Narrator
James Locker

Mathematics Consultants
Donald J. Albers
Gerald L. Alexanderson
Ronald Graham
Reuben Hersh
Charles L. Silver
Joel Spence

Consulting Editors
Nathaniel Dorsky
Leslie Asako Gladsjø

Production Crew

Budapest
Sound Recordists
Gyula Traub
Akos Solymosi

Production Manager
Ödön Pál

Gaffer
Endre Vizhányó

Cambridge
Sound Recordist
Mike McDuffie

Assistant
Mark Bollobás

New Jersey
Sound Recordist
John Giannini

Philadelphia
Sound Recordist
Kelvin Walker

Poznan
Sound Recordist
Henryk Juchacz

Assistants
Filip Karonski
Jacek Karonski

San Francisco
Sound Recordist
Toni Hafter

Production Manager
Berry Minott

Assistant Camera
David Collier

Production Assistant
Estée Török

Narration recording, effects editing and sound mix
Jim Kallett

Opticals
Michael Hinton

Credit cinematography
Rock Ross

Sound Editor
Betsy Bannerman

Assistant Editors
Mohammed Husseini
Scott Mahoy
Joseph Schuster

Hungarian archival and newsreel footage courtesy of
Magyar Film Intézet
Edit Köszegi and András Surányi

Photographs by
George Pólya courtesy of
Gerald L. Alexanderson
and
Birkhäuser Publishing

Erdös family photos courtesy of
Béla Bollobás
Anne Davenport
Paul Erdös
Vera T. Sós

Photos from the Hungarian Revolution courtesy of
Erich Lessing/Magnum
and
The Hulton Deutsch Collection

Erdös sculpture by
Gabriella Bollobás

Russian voice
Peter DePavloff

Musicians
Cello: Judiyaba
Clarinet: Larry London
Piano: Mark Shapiro
Violin: Dan Smiley

Music Recording/Mix Engineer
Cookie Marenco/OTR Studios

Film Lab and Video Transfers
Monaco Film & Video

Video to Film Transfer
Image ATS

On-line Video Editor
Ed Rudolph
Video Arts

Video Editor
Lori Muttersbach

Narration Recording and Mix
Music Annex

Negative Cutting
K. Bik Films

Edge-coding
Insync

Subtitle Coordinator
Pierre Cottrell

Subtitles
Laser Vidéo Titres

Funded by
American Mathematical Society
Film Arts Foundation
Heineman Foundation
Mathematical Association of America
National Science Foundation
Informal Science Education Program

Special thanks to
Paul Erdös
and
Béla Bollobás
Emma Bollobás
Joan Brandt
Linda Chan
Phyllis Chinn
Gabriella Csicsery
Pálma Csicsery
Sigmund Csicsery
Joseph Deken
Peter Dolan
Hyman Field
Ronald Graham
András Hajnal
Bob Hawk
William Jaco
Michal Karonski
John Knoop
Fran Lerner
Leonard Michaels
Anne O'Toole
Akos Ravasz
David Rose
Michael Rossman
Thomas Sanchez
Kim Salyer
Raquel Scherr
Pál Schiffer
Gail Silva
Vera T. Sós
Joel Spencer
Chris Sykes
Suzanne & George Szabó
Kati & Miklós Szemere
Molly Walker
Frank Warner

Adam Mickiewicz University
AT&T Bell Laboratories
Bellcore
DIMACS
Ferihegy Airport, Budapest
Film Arts Foundation
Forman Entertainment Group
Institute for Advanced Study
at Princeton
MALEV
The Mathematical Institute of
the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Newark International Airport
Pan Am
San Francisco International Airport
Trinity College, University of Cambridge
United Airlines
University of Pennsylvania

and many more


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Contact:
George Paul Csicsery
Zala Films
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Tel: +1 510 428-9284 / Fax: +1 510 428-9273
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