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Friday, October 02, 2015

Movie Mom: Pawn Sacrifice #BobbyFischer #chess #coldwar #RssosSisters #MFRWorg

Movie Mom watched...
Pawn Sacrifice



Movie: Pawn Sacrifice is a thriller directed by Edward Zwick and written by Steven Knight. The film stars Tobey Maguire as Bobby Fischer, Liev Schreiber as Boris Spassky, and Peter Sarsgaard.

My thoughts: The performances were outstanding. Tobey Maguire truly embodied Bobby Fischer. I had no idea Mr. Fischer had the problems he had. Nor did I know about how the matches between him and Boris Spassky were an international issue (maybe I was too young?)

If you like movies about chess--for example: Searching for Bobby Fischer and Mighty Pawns--this will be one to add. 

Also delighted to see the young lady from The Book Thief as his sister. 

FMI: Wikipedia


Do you play chess? 

4 comments:

Cathy McElhaney said...

No, I am not a Chess player...but I like thrillers!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Cathy! I played as a kid, but eh. Probably more of a board game person (see Mahjong). It really was a good movie.

Angela Adams said...

Sounds like a great movie. Thanks for the post!

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