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Title Bobby Fischer against the world [videorecording] / HBO Documentary Films in association with LM Media presents ; a film by Liz Garbus ; produced and directed by Liz Garbus ; produced by Rory Kennedy, Stanley Buchthal, Matthew Justus ; made with the support of ZDF in collaboration with ARTE ; a BBC co-production ; a Moxie Firecracker production.

Imprint New York, NY : Docurama Films : Distributed in the U.S. by New Video, 2011.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 2nd Floor  794.1 F522Bb 2011    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo.
Performer Commentators, David Edmonds, Anthony Saidy, Susan Polgar, Henry Kissinger, David Shenk, Gudmundur Thorarinsson,Garry Kasparov, Russell Targ, Larry Evans, Shelby Lyman, Sam Sloan, Malcolm Gladwell, Fernand Gobet, Dick Cavett, Harry Sneider, Harry Benson, Paul Marshall, Fridrick Olafsson, Saemi Palsson, Clea Benson, Lothar Schmid, Nikolai Krogius, Asa Hoffman, Paul Marshall, Anatoly Karpov, Kari Stefansson.
Credits Editors, Karen Schmeer, Michael Levine ; cinematography, Robert Chappell ; original music, Philip Sheppard ; featuring the photographs of Harry Benson.
Note Originally produced as a documentary in 2010.
Summary In the '70s, Chess was a Cold War sport. Since the end of WWII, the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. had been locked in mortal combat for supremacy of just about everything, and Bobby Fischer was America's hope. Chess prodigies aren't that rare, but Bobby Fischer made chess sexy, an almost impossible task. He captured the world's imagination, and he proved that the U.S. could produce a champion in a game where the winners always seemed to be Russians. Chess would seem to make a terrible spectator sport, but somehow this man ratcheted all of it up to new heights. Chess fans will find it short on details on what made his game unique, but most will find this a great portrait of a man who was so brilliant that it made him intensely unhappy. He couldn't handle his own genius, and in the end, that was what destroyed him. He wasn't a man against the world, but rather a man against himself. That was the one opponent he could never best.
Contents Titles from menu: Setting the stakes -- The lone American -- Training in the Catskills -- Hiding away -- Regina Rischer -- To destroy a genius -- "And that's when chess exploded" -- A new world champion -- Bobby disappears -- Getting back in the box -- Icelandic citizenship -- End credits.
Titles from screen: Setting the pieces -- Opening moves -- Head game -- Running the clock -- Game 1: A poisoned pawn -- Game 2: To destroy a genius -- Game 3: Son of sorrow -- Game 6: Placid beauty -- Game 21: The all-nighter -- Self mate -- King chase -- End game.
Note Special features: Featurettes: The fight for Fischer's estate (6 min.); Chess history (2 min.); Text features: Filmmakers bio; About Docurama; Docurama trailers (9 min.).
Subject Fischer, Bobby, 1943-2008.
Chess players -- United States -- Biography.
Eccentrics and eccentricities -- United States -- Biography.
Antisemitism -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographical films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Feature films -- Great Britain.
Feature films -- United States.
Feature films -- Iceland.
Added Author Garbus, Liz. Director. Producer.
Kennedy, Rory. Producer.
Buchthal, Stanley F. Producer.
Justus, Matthew. Producer.
HBO Documentary Films.
LM Media (Firm)
Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.
Association relative a la television europeenne.
British Broadcasting Corporation.
6464 Productions (Firm)
Moxie Firecracker Films, Inc.
New Video Group.
Docurama (Firm)
ISBN 9781422986349
1422986349
Standard No. 767685259122
Music No. NNVG259121 Docurama Films

 
    
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