Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by AppleBonker, Feb 20, 2023.
Charlie Chaplin in The Masquerader 1914
Robin Williams and Christopher Walken
in Man of the Year 2006
Steven Seagal in Born to Raise Hell 2010
Cliff Curtis in The Dark Horse 2014
Cliff is such a talented actor...he wears many hats! look him up, : )
It's the black queen that's the key plot device.
'Stalag 17' is a great movie. Seen it many times.
Scene from Phenomenon
Travolta's character could never come close to beating Duvall before.
Kubrick and George C. Scott were both strong chess players and had running games throughout the shooting of "Dr. Strangelove". Kubrick usually won.
In the Inner Sanctum radio show Death Across the Board (from 6 June 1945), a madman transforms city streets into a giant chessboard. This plot device has been used many times since, including a 1972 episode of Raymond Burr's Ironside guest-starring Noel Harrison.
One of my very favorite chess scenes in a movie, the one where weapons expert Mike Vickers (Christopher Denham) plays four people in a park in Charlie Wilson's War:
Andrew Bujalski's - Computer Chess (2013)
In 1980, an annual gathering of teams of idiosyncratic nerds compete in a nondescript California hotel to see which of their computer programs can best the others at computer chess.
Lawn chess with animals in The Three Musketeers
Guy Ritchie's Revolver integrates Chess into the storyline in an interesting way.
Lucky Number Slevin
TV, but Creed playing chess on The Office is pretty funny.
Geri's Game (1997) Pixar
Ah, yes, and in Toy Story 2, the pieces are in a drawer.
It's actually the black queen
Since we are including TV productions, "The Queen's Gambit" is all about chess.
Doctor Who : The Curse of Fenric, since you started it.
Pawn Sacrifice, also about Bobby Fischer mentioned on the previous page.
Not a movie, but a Bob Hope TV Special featuring Bobby Fischer
I think it was the Kubrick doc A LIFE IN PICTURES that mentioned Stanley making ends meet early in his career by playing chess in Washington Square.
Outstanding episode featuring the great Lawrence Harvey in one of his last roles. My only complaint is the idea that a World Chess Champion would lose an simultaneous exhibition game via “Fool’s Mate.” No matter how distracted he was, no chess player of even average ability would ever fall for it.
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