Bobby Fischer Against the World

Bobby Fischer Against the World

dir. Liz Garbus (2011)

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Replete with archival footage, this layman’s documentary cogently examines and contextualises both American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer’s 1972 (cold war) world championship match against Boris Spassky, and Fischer’s unstable genius, which drove him firstly to success, then to reclusiveness and abject derangement.

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