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Re: Fischer & Pawn Sacrifice film

  • #81

    Hi all, I'm really sorry if this has already been discussed, but I don't have time to read this whole thread. I'm sorry if I shouldn't post this or if it has already been discussed, but...


    There is a really interesting article here on chess.com that I read recently, I recommend it:



    You see, GM William Lombardy sadly and recently passed away. For any who don't know, he was Fischer's second at the World Championship, and at the time was a Catholic priest. I'm afraid I don't remember the name of the actor who played him in the movie, even though he is a good actor and I know him from other movies.


    Anyways, in the article I mentioned Lombardy is quoted as saying he hated the movie, even though it was fiction and not a documentary it misrepresented both Fischer and himself. Furthermore, he claims that Fischer was mistreated by the U.S., but anyways I liked the movie but this article made me think and wonder. 


    I just thought the article might be interesting to others, and I wanted to share the sad news of Lombardy's passing to any who missed it. He seemed to be a genuine guy, and he certainly lived an interesting life.

  • #82

    Later, I agree he was mistreated by the US government, but during the match he was lucky they didn't throw him in the North Atlantic waters from an helicopter.

  • #83
    cabadenwurt wrote:

    Toby Maguire is playing the part of Fischer in " Pawn Sacifice " due for release in September. Has anyone heard much about this movie ?  Maguire is a good actor so I hope that this is going to be a good film.

    I liked it. There are not many movies on chess players, so I would go to watch everyone.

  • #84

    Thanks for the posts.


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