Bobby Fischer Against the World

Bobby Fischer Against the World

DVD - 2011
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Traces the rise and fall of chess master Bobby Fischer, from isolated child to chess prodigy, global superstar, angry recluse, and fugitive from the law, featuring archival footage and interviews with those closest to him.
Publisher: [New York] : Docurama Films : Distributed by New Video, 2011
Edition: Widescreen format
ISBN: 9781422986349
1422986349
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Barcelona77
Nov 28, 2013

One of the best documentaries I´ve ever watched, The depiction of the Spasski-Fischer match in Iceland almost moved me to tears. The passion and knowledge brought by some of Fischer´s friends and other chessmasters is priceless, revealing the genius and beautiy of his game. Besides the fascinating (and irritating) personality of Fischer, the documentary offers great insights from the interviewed personalities (Garry Kasparov included) and an amazing and mesmerizing footage that gets you going non-stop through the whole madness of the central character.

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pronto1961
Jun 24, 2012

fascinating!

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movie20
May 25, 2012

A very good documentary.

tomzimm May 14, 2012

I returned this movie a couple of days after I checked it out.

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Ecsandar
May 11, 2012

Appealing documentary on chess great Bobby Fischer. You don't need to know (or care) anything about chess to enjoy it -- Fischer's eccentric personality is the main attraction. Best bits include archival footage of Fischer appearing on a game show as a teenager and later on the Dick Cavett Show with an eerily prescient Tony Randall. Oddly, for a documentary that purports to be exploring how Bobby Fischer got to be the way he was, they fail to explore the rather obvious possibility that he had Asperger's. Condescending take on Mr. Fischer's strong late life opinions mars the end somewhat.

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Gary Geiserman
Mar 29, 2012

Worth watching for the archival footage and brief view of Bobby post-chess. Any show about intelligence is dearly needed, but, like many, the actual intelligence is mostly deleted. Just the personality and trappings are left, and not much of that. I would have loved to hear more of Bobby’s views. They were probably clipped because of the anti-Semitism. Sad all around. While Israel is the US’s pawn in empire building/domination, it would have been fabulous to try and sort out Bobby’s take on it. He is a genius, however eccentric. But, the Liberal/Progressive firewall against Leftist Truth (known as the truth) prohibits such airing usually. So, Bobby comes off as a typical Jew-hating Jew. While this twisted view isn’t uncommon amongst American Jews, how are we to really know? I’m sure there must be copious audio interviews w/Bobby. Had they included more than the very brief samples, that would have been worthy of the title!

PrinceBishop Mar 12, 2012

Very good documentary about a wounded individual who achieved his dream and then self-destructed. Bobby Fischer...sad, sad, sad.

Glencoe_Mike Dec 13, 2011

Solid documentary, focusing on the famous match between Fischer and Spassky, while also exploring his youth and later eccentricities.

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Docenos
Dec 22, 2012

Docenos thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Gary Geiserman
Apr 22, 2012

Gary Geiserman thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Docenos
Dec 22, 2012

Coarse Language: There are some F-words.

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