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In 1972, America was chess-obsessed. The Soviet Union used chess to demonstrate its intellectual superiority to the West, but along came a young, lone American, who demolished the Russian masters of the sport. At the height of his career, Bobby Fischer was better known than any other man in the world. Relentless press attention, political pressure and a monomaniacal focus on chess ultimately led to his undoing.
Filmmaker Liz Garbus uses the narrative tension of the 1972 match between Fischer and the defending World Champion, the Russian Boris Spassky, to explore not only the politically charged period of the early 1970s but also the nature of genius, madness and the game of chess itself.
“Bobby Fischer Against The World” (2010 release; 93 min.) brings the story of wunderkind and chess champ Bobby Fischer, from his early days as a kid in Brooklyn to becoming the... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Paul Allaer
Interesting Documentary. If you're interested in Bobby Fisher, you'll like it.Published 22 days ago by David A Young
Good stuff. Provides interesting insight to one of the world's most famous (or infamous) chess playersPublished 3 months ago by Matthew
Excellent synopsis of his rise to fame. Would have enjoyed more on his early life and influences but, overall, enjoyable and informativePublished 3 months ago by Margaret Russell
This film was a great documentary. I've listened to many people discuss Bobby Fischer and make reference to him. So, the other day I decided to rent the documentary on him. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jeffrey Labowski
There is a new Film coming-soon about the World Champion American Chess phenomenon Bobby Fischer, called `Pawn Sacrifice' directed by Edward Zwick (who did the great... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Book & Music thief, from HI