the opera game: the movie on morphy

president_max

http://theoperagamemovie.com/index.cfm?e=inner&itemcategory=73654

anybody heard about it?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5120646/?ref_=nm_flmg_tk_1

lofina_eidel_ismail

movies based on chess never get far

........ ... and no, not heard of this

 

But loved the game (Paul Morphy) 

Heard-Elephant

True Lofina, I believe they recently made one where Spiderman played the lead role and even that didn't help

VladimirHerceg91

That might be the worst movie trailer I have ever seen in my life. 

president_max

The Opera ain't over till the fat lady sings - or so I've heard ...

badenwurtca

Indeed the great Yogi Berra once said: " It ain't over till it's over ".

president_max

No progress on the movie ... Sort of like morphy's love life ...

ghost_of_pushwood
VladimirHerceg91 wrote:

That might be the worst movie trailer I have ever seen in my life. 

Yeah.  Well, they had to make due with what they had... happy.png

president_max

Maybe they could have added espionage, or espawnage in English ..

Taskinen
lofina_eidel_ismail kirjoitti:

movies based on chess never get far

........ ... and no, not heard of this

 

But loved the game (Paul Morphy) 


There are actually some really good and well-received chess movies by the audience and critics alike. For example movies like Searching for Bobby Fischer and Pawn Sacrifice are really good movies in their own right, for chess lovers or movie fans alike. 

yureesystem

Its worth seeing. happy.png

batgirl

"On the night of his untimely and mysterious death in post-Civil War New Orleans, world chess champion PAUL MORPHY’S {1837-1884} (Blaine Kern) exciting and tortured life is reviewed. Known as the greatest chess player of all time, Morphy was a multidimensional genius prodigy. When Paul was six he watched his father and uncle play a game of chess, then recreated the game from memory. Family friend, free-man-of-color JESSIE (Archie Sampier) narrates this story of family strife, sibling rivalry and internal turmoil of a mother trying to restrain an uncle who wants the boy on a platform, a brother who is close to dueling and a father set on keeping the genius- chess mind locked on a path of the family’s political aspirations."

 

Sounds kinda goofy.

president_max
batgirl wrote:

"On the night of his untimely and mysterious death in post-Civil War New Orleans, world chess champion PAUL MORPHY’S {1837-1884} (Blaine Kern) exciting and tortured life is reviewed. Known as the greatest chess player of all time, Morphy was a multidimensional genius prodigy. When Paul was six he watched his father and uncle play a game of chess, then recreated the game from memory. Family friend, free-man-of-color JESSIE (Archie Sampier) narrates this story of family strife, sibling rivalry and internal turmoil of a mother trying to restrain an uncle who wants the boy on a platform, a brother who is close to dueling and a father set on keeping the genius- chess mind locked on a path of the family’s political aspirations."

 

Sounds kinda goofy.

Hyuk hyuk

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ghost_of_pushwood

Man, losing to your dog...that's gotta be humiliating (even if you're a mouse).

And btw how did a mouse ever get a dog for a pet?  Dogs are ratcatchers!  They might as well have gotten Mickey a cat.

Luitpoldt

I have to agree that the movie trailer is excruciatingly bad, complete with grotesque over-acting and a script showing the American South in the nineteenth century from the perspective of the concerns of a modern American, rather than as those living there and then would have experienced it.

dashkee94

This is why I generally don't watch movies based on competition because the competition supplies its own drama.  Hollywood can never recreate the drama of the actual event, no matter how hard it tries.  So, to compensate for their inability to recreate the exact moment of the competition, they surround the story with extraneous drama, present rumor as fact, and throw accuracy to the wind for the sake of tension and pace.  It makes for a good story, but only a story--not history.  Just from the trailer for this movie I wouldn't watch it, because when Hollywood gets the idea for a movie they throw reality out the door for the sake of the box office and I like what really happened--not what Hollywood would like to have happened.