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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.
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.
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.
Thanks for the posts.