Bobby Fischer Against The World

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Bobby Fischer Against The World

Postby Samm » Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:06 pm

A new film about the chess player and star of Trains songs Bobby Fischer is out nationwide on 2nd August.

Described by Nigel Short (who I was recently told by Brighton's town drunk that I was a dead ringer for my favourite lookalike ever) as

"A compelling story of a sublime chess genius and 20th Century Icon"

Anyone know anything else about it?

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Re: Bobby Fischer Against The World

Postby shackleton's man » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:39 pm

Hey sam we went to see this last week (it must have been a preview). It was a very interesting film/doc and worth catching.

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Re: Bobby Fischer Against The World

Postby Fire » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:11 am

Aha! Bobby Fischer against the World.
I am planning to see this movie/doc.
Ah, some story of him in the Guardian. It's a good read:

"chess is not just a game of the mind. It's also the ultimate mind game."
"In Bobby Fischer Against the World, Saidy refers to game six, the most celebrated of the match, as "a symphony of placid beauty"."
and then the guy refers to one of my favorite movies continueing with "It's reminiscent of the scene in Amadeus when Salieri describes the aching majesty of Mozart's "Gran Partita" adagio. Salieri's torment was that he was good enough to recognise genius, but not good enough to be one."
:} If only this Fischer movie will be as touching as Amadeus is. I can only hope.

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Re: Bobby Fischer Against The World

Postby windy miller » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:35 pm

On BBC4 tonight (30 Nov'11) repeated 01 Dec '11 at 0230.

Should be available on iPlayer in the UK.

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