29 ( +1 | -1 ) Searching for Bobby Fischer...Unfortunately the move has nothing to do with Bobby Fischer... His name is chosen for the title due to the influence he had on the chess world... The movie and book (which is much better) is the about the life of Josh Waitzkin's and his childhhood adventures while coming up in his junior chess championship days...
24 ( +1 | -1 ) well the book and the movie are about different people isn't it. You said the movie is about josh waitzkens and the book is about bobby fishcer? Anyway i heard the movie is pretty old is it black and white can you get it from local videostores?
162 ( +1 | -1 ) The book and the movie are both about Josh Waitzkin. The movie was made in 1993 is not black and white. One cause for confusion is that I believe the book was first published with a different title "Innocent Moves". When the movie was made it may have been released with that title in some countries and the title "Searching for Bobby Fischer" in other countries. The book has also been published with the title "Searching for Bobby Fischer". My copy of the book has this title. See this web page: www.skymovies.com/skymovies/article/0,,11089111,00.html It refers to the movie by the title "Innocent Moves".
The significance of the title "Searching for Bobby Fischer" is that since Fischer dissappeared from chess in the 1970's the chess world has been searching for a "new" Bobby Fischer. Another prodigy who would capture the public's imagination the way Fischer did. Some people thought Josh Waitzkin could become the "new Fischer" when he was very young. However, I believe he's still "only" an IM in his late 20's. In the book, Fred Waitzkin (Josh's father) actually does go looking for Fischer which is an interesting side story giving a double meaning to the title.
I do agree that the book is better than the movie. However, I would recommend the movie to anyone with an interest in chess. There are cameo appearances by several well known players. I can't remember who. I should dig out the video and watch it again to check this.
The best is definitely Frank Brady's 'Profile of a Prodigy'. At the moment I'm reading it for the fourth time or so. French GM Lautier read it no less than 16 times! I'm anxious to know how Gufeld's book will be. I've just ordered it from my regular Brussels' chess store: 'Bobby Fischer from chess genius to megend'. Anyone here read it already read this one?
11 ( +1 | -1 ) brobishkinGibo gave a clear explanation of his little technical problem on his second post in this thread.
49 ( +1 | -1 ) Lets see...This is Gibo's other thread where he asks about "searching for Bobby Fischer...
Subject: Who's seen searching for bobby fischer?
Message: Is it about his life?
I dont see to much technicality in this clear explanation besides the word "just and stuff" missing from the question at hand... Maybe you can help me clear things up... Not that it matters that someone posts a double thread about the same exact question... I was just wondering on the why...
22 ( +1 | -1 ) broThe second post on THIS thread (by gibo):
"sorry i didn't think my other post made it as around the time i made it i got disconnected"
Today I received in the post: 'Bobby Fischer, from chess genius to legend', by Gelfand & others. Just thought to mention this, just in cae you wouldn't know about this new book on the legendary genius.