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Which Chess player do you think there should be a movie about?


  • 3 months ago · Quote · #201

    electricpawn

    There are times I'd like to!

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #202

    Robot5000

    Johannes Zukertort

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #203

    iMacChess

    The life story of Paul Morphy would be awesome on film. The story of Kasparov's life and struggle to become world champion would also be a great film...

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #204

    ImNotaFish

    I think any movie made with chess should be something like... Crank, Harry Potter, and saw mixed together. Fun for the whole family. 

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #205

    ImNotaFish

    The cast could include
    Kasperov The excentric Russian guy
    Magnus the upandcoming Norweigan gangster from Gryfinddor...
    Judit the .... . . 

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #206

    ImNotaFish

    Yes I agree the movie "Finding Bobby Fischer" was pretty rediculous.. a very Anti-Chess Movie. The one movie anyone can remember based on chess.. 

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #207

    ImNotaFish

    :) And Theres one with Kasparov Dealing with his loss to the computer. Another blow to chess. Im going to have to see that jew hating movie Cant wait. 

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #208

    SocialPanda

    dashkee94 wrote:

    I'll say this--Hollywood is to story telling as the pop charts are to music.  A popular film has broader appeal the clearer the protagonist/antogonist relationship is, and the antogonist in Morphy's story is what?  His illness?  The Morphy character is a compelling one (BG, you know how I feel there), but the "Pride and Sorrow" story (ala John Nash) can only be offered as tragedy, utimately, and actually winds up as an anti-chess theme.  It's the same thing with Jeff Sarwer--eventually, he has to give up chess--compelling human drama which Hollywood could ruthlessly exploit, for sure, but the resolution is an anti-chess message.  It's tough to come up with a positive story that both promotes chess and produces compelling drama--that's why I think a movie of one of the old tournaments presented as a light comedic farse might be a better approach (maybe not as over-the-top as, say, Monty Python, but in the same vein). 

    Look, here is a comedy:

    The hero's (Vladimir Fogel) preoccupation with chess leads to him missing his own wedding ceremony, but the marital peace is restored with the help of the World Chess Champion, José Raúl Capablanca.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chess_Fever

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #209

    SocialPanda

    This are two movies that I think are not in the wikipedia in english, so maybe you haven´t see them:

    Capablanca (1987)

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0136747/

    It was produced by a soviet-cuban group.

    And this one:

    Schwarz und weiß wie Tage und Nächte (1978)

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078211/

    But this is a fictional movie, anyway, it has some references to famous chess players.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #210

    QueenTakesKnightOOPS

    How about a composite Movie, Tal & Fischer as main Characters, they both had interesting lives outside Chess, their careers overlapped, then you could flash back to Fischers hero, Morphy & some of the Russians, throw in bits from other characters who were legends. There are a variety of film techniques that could be used to pull it all together and ............. Oh what the hell am I saying, the movie producers can't even set the board up the right way around ..... sigh!! .... guess we will just have to keep on dreaming!

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #211

    SmyslovFan

    I'd like to see a movie about the Gold, Cheese and Chess Society (GC &CS). It's also known as the Government Code and Cypher School, or Bletchley Park. Harry Golombek, Hugh Alexander, and a bunch of other British problem solvers and chess players (including Alan Turing) worked to solve the enigma machine. 

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #212

    sammynouri

    Producers suck at chess. Im not saying they're bad players, they just don't get it

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #213

    sammynouri

    Like that episode of doctor who. I must admit I laughed my ass off.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #214

    TheGreatOogieBoogie

    ImNotaFish wrote:

    The cast could include
    Kasperov The excentric Russian guy
    Magnus the upandcoming Norweigan gangster from Gryfinddor...
    Judit the .... . . 

    Judit the, umm, wonder lady? 

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #215

    DrCheckevertim

    QueenTakesKnightOOPS wrote:

    How about a composite Movie, Tal & Fischer as main Characters, they both had interesting lives outside Chess, their careers overlapped, then you could flash back to Fischers hero, Morphy & some of the Russians, throw in bits from other characters who were legends. There are a variety of film techniques that could be used to pull it all together and ............. Oh what the hell am I saying, the movie producers can't even set the board up the right way around ..... sigh!! .... guess we will just have to keep on dreaming!

    That would be awesome.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #216

    Osiris27

    Nimzovitch could be an interesting movie.

    Lasker as well.  A sad tale could be made about Steinitz.  Capablanca could be a sexy movie.  I would see any of these.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #217

    Crazychessplaya

    Both.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #218

    Jion_Wansu

    A movie about Magnus Carlsen?

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #219

    fabelhaft

    There are numerous movies about athletes, boxers, race car drivers, football players, etc, and I doubt that there would be less of interest to say about the lives of Alekhine or Morphy than about James Hunt and Niki Lauda (IMDb lists Rush as the most popular sports film at the moment). 

    For example Chariots of Fire was great, and it wouldn't be impossible to make something similar about a chess player, but for commercially successful a boxer or wrestler would probably work much better. They couldn't well pick Hugh Jackman to be Steinitz, but it isn't difficult to imagine a good movie based on the life of the latter.

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #220

    Elder_Knight

    socialista wrote:

    This are two movies that I think are not in the wikipedia in english, so maybe you haven´t see them:

    Capablanca ...

    Capablanca?  Is that the one where Bogart says "Play it again, Sam"?

     

    ;)


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