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    Quote Originally Posted by Ausknight
    So far I've really enjoyed Searching for Bobby Fischer but I'm curious as to what other chess oriented movies are out there to watch?

    I'm not talking about movies that have a 'chess scene' only in them as much as a movie which actually revolves around the game similar to Searching for Bobby Fischer did all the way through.

    It seems most of what you watch in regards to the game revolves around either documentaries or tutorial formats, so I wouldn't mind checking out a drama or something similar that focuses more on the less technical aspects of the game.

    Post your recommendations here!



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    I've a feeling that there is an old thread on this somewhere. [threads merged - mod]

    I've only seen one - "Black and White like Day and Night" starring Bruno Ganz, a German TV movie that was on ABC or SBS several years ago. It was rather good but then Bruno Ganz is a very good actor.

    There is also "Knight Moves" which has been mentioned on this BB and of which I bought a tape for $1 at the Salvos the other day but haven't yet watched it. Halliwell is lukewarm, at best, about it while there are apparently at least 1001 other movies that you see iin preference before you die .
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    I saw a movie, fairly new. I think it is called "Knights of the South Bronx"

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    Hi Ausknight,

    There is also a movie called Fresh which has a lot about chess within it, in fact when I first saw the film it was because the Dandenong chess club was given free tickets and I ended up with about 5 of them somehow

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    Chess Fever for ever!

    Nothing beats the old Soviet classic "Chess Fever" starring Capa and featuring most of the greats of the '20s!
    CHESS FEVER
    Soviet Union, 1925
    Directors: Vsevolod Pudovkin and Nikolai Shpikovsky
    Starring: Vladimir Fogel, Anna Zemtsova, Zakhar Darevsky, Konstantin Eggert, Natalya Glan, F. Ivanov, Boris Barnet, Jose Raul Capablanca

    Further info
    http://www.jeremysilman.com/movies_t...ess_fever.html
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    SCHACHNOVELLE, DIE (BRAINWASHED, THE) – 1960/Black & White)
    Directed by: Gerd Oswald
    Starring: Curt Jurgens, Claire Bloom
    German with English subtitles
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    Awesome, thanks for the heads up on those flicks - I'll be sure to check them out.

    Seems in the modern era we're not seeing much in regards to the chess board which is a bit of a shame. Still, more moofies to watch over the weekend =
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    ah and that phyloisphy one I put in another thread somewhere .. except its all in spanish
    .. this Caketin is full of little spiders and watermelon seeds.....

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    I've merged an old thread on the same theme into this one. There are also several reviews of an Italian chess movie on another thread at
    http://chesschat.org/showthread.php?t=2893

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    How about someone try to organise a chess film festival to co-incide with a chess tourney? With game in the day and chess movie at night we want to ensure that no one stay sane

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    Quote Originally Posted by antichrist
    How about someone try to organise a chess film festival to co-incide with a chess tourney? With game in the day and chess movie at night we want to ensure that no one stay sane
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    One of the chess references in the Big Bang Theory.



    I don't know if the game is a famous one (perhaps Spock-Kirk stardate 3472.1)
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    OK on the score of popular culture's crimes against the game of chess, the latest instalment of Twilight owes a dollar to the tin.

    In this position it is White (Bella) on the move. Admittedly the position is pretty crazy, but let's give it the benefit of the doubt. Given the difficult choice of chopping the Queen, or a choice of pawn promotions with tempo, Bella takes the considered decision to play Kd1, moving into double-check.

    To which Black (Edward) replies by promptly moving his Queen down the board to knock over the White King ... and then place the Queen on d2.

    My head hurts....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    To which Black (Edward) replies by promptly moving his Queen down the board to knock over the White King ... and then place the Queen on d2.
    I'm sure it is meant as a metaphor of man's inhumanity to man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    I'm sure it is meant as a metaphor of man's inhumanity to man.
    maybe it was a less than subtle hint from bella to encourage edward to give up his kingdom for the power of his prospective queen bella.

    (i have no idea what this fiilm is about although i hear its popular.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juice by Tappy !
    (i have no idea what this fiilm is about although i hear its popular.)
    It's notionally about wampyrs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham
    It's notionally about wampyrs.
    i bet its no nosferatu.
    Ruin is formal, devil's work,
    Consecutive and slow -
    Fail in an instance no man did,
    Slipping - is Crash's law,

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