In 1972 the world championship of chess in Iceland and it was followed by the kind half the world. It was a match in the middle of the Cold War between the US player Bobby Fischer and his octogenarian opponent Boris Spassky, which has now become the film.
Jenny Teleman have seen it and reviewed it in a conversation with Andrea Valderrama Kulturnytts 1545 broadcast today:
– Yes, it is thus that Pawn Sacrifice trying to portray this mentally unstable American chess player Bobby Fischer, and then you want the while giving a picture of the mood that dominated world. The crazy competition that prevailed during the Cold War. Two perspectives have this movie, but not more than two and to tell you about Bobby Fischer, the camera very close face of Tobey Maguire, who plays him. He has placed his nerves just under the skin, pinched the eyeballs in any way so that the whole face just shrugs and leaps. Some may think it’s over the game but I think in his paranoia. He is disturbed by the noise, coughing, irritation. He is nervous as a harpalt says Telemann continues:
– The second perspective – it is a little more political – is portrayed much broader, with camera in wide angle of events. Crowds follow the party on the big screens, the huge theater scene where the Island where the two play their 20 games of chess, with a large audience, is of course also disrupted. A very peculiar behavior and should then display this future balance of terror, which in some way the world is a major public board, where the slightest cough could get nuclear missiles start to go away. So I think that it is the most successful with this movie, this game between the perspectives that both says something about him but also portrays this era’s poor nerves.
OFF: Should I interpret you as this is a good portrayal?
– No, it is not quite good made of the same reasons that it is well done, to complicate it. Alltsåm two perspectives are not enough for a feature film. There are more people to want to know things and understand and deepen, so that – no, not really, but it says a lot about chess. It seems terribly exciting, I think.