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|May-04-04|| ||offramp: A film is going to be made about his life called "Romanishin the Estonian". |
|May-04-04|| ||Everett: Really? Who's making and financing it? |
|May-06-04|| ||offramp: I am sorry it was a bad joke! |
|Sep-10-04|| ||Jesuitic Calvinist: Not such a bad joke, Offramp (although it's taken me 4 months to get it) -"Romancing the Stone", film with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, in 1986.|
It would be criminal to start a trend for this sort of thing, but I can't resist: there will soon be a new version of the Charles Dickens classic "A Tal of Two Cities".
Not forgetting "From Keres to Eternity", featuring the famous scene with Korchnoi and Petrosian rolling around together on the sandy foundations of the Nimzo-Larsen attack, while the thundering waves of unplayed tactical possibilities pound incessantly behind them.
And of course (apologies in advance for this one) "Capablanca", the 1941 classic starring Humphrey Bogart. As is well known, Bogie's famous line was not really "Play it again, Sam". What he actually said was "Play the Meran, Sam". Those were the days when players needed encouraging to play the Slav Defence - now it seems there's no stopping them. There was a war on then, though.
The possibilities are both endless and disturbing.
|Sep-10-04|| ||azaris: Don't forget:
The posthumous epic of a British grandmasters life.
"Euwe Got Mail"
Romantic comedy about postal chess.
Dark comedy about a controversial grandmaster and his adversaries.
|Sep-10-04|| ||Jesuitic Calvinist: Excellent! |
|Sep-10-04|| ||offramp: Lol!
How about a film about how an ex World Champion became the Governor of Louisiana?
|Sep-10-04|| ||azaris: If you're not already completely fed up with these:
"Who's Afraid of Patrick Wolff?"
Psychological drama about the life of an American grandmaster.
Alone he must face his nemesis on the chessboard and win.
"From the Tarrasch"
Starring Paul Newman as the dogmatic German master who makes it big in the New York tournament.
"Some Like It Hort"
Two chess players dress up as women to hide from their enemies but end up joining a women's chess tournament with unexpected consequences.
|Sep-10-04|| ||tpstar: Michael Basman is - "The Grobfather"
Anthony Miles stars as a misunderstood rough & tumble white rapper from the hood in - "Eight Miles"
Michael Adams lords over the entire British chess world (with its zany cast of characters) in - "The Adams Family Goes to London"
Lawrence Day as a ruthless bad cop/good criminal patrolling the mean city streets in - "Training Day"
|Sep-10-04|| ||offramp: "Euwe Got Mail"
These are the best; it's the descriptions that make them.
I'm glad you haven't gone for the really obvious ones - like the one about the first England v USA telegraph match ("Bird on a Wire") - or the information film about how to earn more money than Brazil's highest-paid chess star ("Top Mecking Cents").
And now........the heart-rending tale of a Russian champion's youngest daughter:
"Baby Gurevitch Girl".
|Sep-10-04|| ||tamar: "Bareev Heart"
Against all odds, upstart self-deprecating Evgeny defeats a pack of angry superGMs at Linares. Rated R for Violence
"Lasker at Marienbad"
French Cinema Verite - Follows Emanuel around resort smoking cigars and talking in cafes. Subtitles
|Sep-11-04|| ||offramp: I re-read them and all of them are really funny; that's the good thing about chess players - there is almost always an element of intelligence there...|
The incredible tale of how a Jewish sheriff moved into Deadwood and soon obtained an overwhelming position:
"Horowitz Was Won".
|Sep-11-04|| ||Gypsy: Thanks guys, you are wonderfully funny! |
|Sep-12-04|| ||percyblakeney: Henrique Mecking has to face Fromís Gambit in the tense drama To Kill a Mecking Bird.|
A Russian player in Hollywood dreams something strange, or does he, in Mulholland Dreev.
|Sep-12-04|| ||Swindler: I'm surprised noone has mentioned "Enter the dragon"... ;-) |
|Sep-12-04|| ||tamar: "Mieses Awful" (Remake of "Mrs. Soffel")
Melodrama. Revered old man of the chessboard sentenced to 2 years hard labor for telling Schlechter, "I'm bad, but you're worse."
|Sep-12-04|| ||PizzatheHut: "The Caro Kannt's"
Folow a tale of chess misfits from patzer to Grandmaster.
"Tal, Dark and Handsome"
An account of Mikhail Tal's romantic exploits
"All About the Benjamins"
A documentary following GM Joel benjamin, showing the financial plight of chessplayers.
Another documentary showing how Richard Reti prepares for tournaments.
"Dreev-ing Miss Daisy"
Dreev is the driver of Miss Daisy, played by Judi Dench. Due to their chemistry, a romantic relationship develops.
And for the TV show fan on Comedy Central...
"Win Rubinstein's Money"
|Sep-12-04|| ||azaris: Story of Titanic told by an Indian grandmaster: "Anand to Remember".|
The fashion world is introduced to hypermodernism in "Reti to Wear".
Tale of jewish chessplayers in charist Russia: "Svidler and Shirov".
A successful Dutch player remembers an incident early in his career in "Timman Who Shot Libery Valance".
Finally after three hours, a stalemate is achieved in "The Englisch Patience".
|Sep-12-04|| ||offramp: This may sound geeky but these are some of the funniest things I've seen on the internet!|
A nine-hour docu-drama about the best chess games of Adolph and Ulf:
"The Magnificent Anderssens".
Abbott & Costello play two chessplayers marooned in the 49th state in:
"Lost in E. Lasker."
|Sep-12-04|| ||tamar: More Orson Welles Festival Picks:
"McShane" The Classic Western about a Scottish King.
"Citizen Szen" Traces the rise from lowly beginnings in Pesht to the Great London Tournament of 1851 Orson appears as the hero and also as the mysterious Baron Tassilo Heydebrand und der Lasa in a virtuoso performance.
|Sep-12-04|| ||WMD: "Searching for Bobby Fischer" The sad tale of a self-seeking father who exploits both his son and Fischer to make a name for himself. |
|Sep-12-04|| ||percyblakeney: My last ones, I swear...
A touching family drama from Eastern Europe: Time of the Gipslis.
Bizarre comedy about an eager bishop: The Big Trompowsky.
Robin Williams as a very strange person: Fischer King.
Solving the mysteries of that last round in Palma de Mallorca 1970: V.I. Reshevsky.
|Sep-12-04|| ||tamar: Humphrey Bogart IS "Capablanca" 1941
Weary ex-champ holes up in Northern Africa until Alekhine and the Gestapo force him to choose sides.
Features famous lyrics "You must remember to wait, A check is not a mate, A bye is still a bye, The fundamental rules apply, As time goes by..."
|Sep-13-04|| ||aw1988: "Walking Tal" (parody of Walking Tall) |
|Sep-16-04|| ||offramp: A chessplayer signs up for some chess lessons at night school but doesn't often turn up.
This is a relief to his teachers who find him very foul-mouthed.
They talk about him while watching television.
"Occasional Coarse Langeweg".
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