And then there is Andrew Wiles, the frail knight who for seven lonely years pursues the proof that has ensorcelled
him since childhood. He announces the proof to the world, is featured
on the front page of the New York Times and in People Magazine, he has
the respect and admiration of his colleagues and then he discovers the
proof is wrong. He works another year trying to fix it but every time
he patches one area another fault line opens up. Even speaking of it now
you can see and hear his utter despair. It is not too much to imagine
that he was on the verge of a breakdown. Unforgettable.