Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Bobby Fischer: I've Got A Secret

"It is striking how they chorus 'He was a wonderful kid' when they were talking about him as a man.
"American chess player Jim Sherwin says Fischer was just a 'rough kid' from Brooklyn. Lothar Shmid, the chief arbiter in Reyjavik, tried to understand the American as he tried to understand his children: 'He was not a bad boy'. Boris Spassky saw his as 'always seventeen'. 'He was a boy all the time,' says former captain of the US Olympic chess team, Eliot Hearst."

From Bobby Fischer Goes To War, David Edmonds & John Eidinow.

Bobby Fischer Against The World - the best fillum of the year (that doesn't involve monkeys, obvs) is now on YouTube.
Now watching it for the fourth time since Friday.
"C'est totes amazeballs!" - Cahiers du Cinéma.
"Fuck yeah!" - Pauline Kael, The New Yorker.

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