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The Resource Bobby Fischer against the world, 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 ; a BBC co-production ; a Moxie Firecracker production, (videorecordingDVD)

Bobby Fischer against the world, 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 ; a BBC co-production ; a Moxie Firecracker production, (videorecordingDVD)

Label
Bobby Fischer against the world
Title
Bobby Fischer against the world
Statement of responsibility
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 ; a BBC co-production ; a Moxie Firecracker production
Contributor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editors, Karen Schmeer, Michael Levine ; cinematography, Robert Chappell ; original music, Philip Sheppard ; featuring the photographs of Harry Benson
Dewey number
  • 794.1/092
  • 794.1092
PerformerNote
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kennedy, Rory
  • Buchthal, Stanley F
  • Justus, Matthew
  • HBO Documentary Films
  • LM Media (Firm)
  • Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
  • Association relative à la télévision européenne
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • 6464 Productions (Firm)
  • Moxie Firecracker Films, Inc
  • New Video Group
  • Docurama (Firm)
Runtime
93
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fischer, Bobby
  • Chess players
  • Eccentrics and eccentricities
  • Antisemitism
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Bobby Fischer against the world, 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 ; a BBC co-production ; a Moxie Firecracker production, (videorecordingDVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a documentary in 2010
  • 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.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.)
Isbn
9781422986349
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
767685259122
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
NNVG259121
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn747234314
  • (OCoLC)747234314
System details
DVD; NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Bobby Fischer against the world, 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 ; a BBC co-production ; a Moxie Firecracker production, (videorecordingDVD)
Publication
Note
  • Originally produced as a documentary in 2010
  • 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.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.)
Isbn
9781422986349
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
767685259122
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Publisher number
NNVG259121
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocn747234314
  • (OCoLC)747234314
System details
DVD; NTSC; Dolby Digital stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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