Chess in films or on tv


Do we see chess depicted in a good way, a bad way or in such a way as it is laughable? Can the large or small screen ever do the game the justice it deserves? What about depictions of say Fischer, are they any good at all? I think that the game could do better on screen but could it also then appeal to a mass market? What do you think?


Appeal to a mass market?  You can’t sell logic in my country.  Everyone gets spoon fed pop culture and programmed into cognitive oblivion by the television.  It’ll never happen here. 

The movie Pawn Sacrifice was pretty good.

Hey teacher!  Leave them kids alone!! 

I was just being cynical for a moment.  Kinda.