#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Josh Waitzkin is just a typical American boy interested in baseball when one day he challenges his father at chess and wins. Showing unusual precocity at the outdoor matches at Washington Square in New York City, he quickly makes friends with a hustler named Vinnie who teaches him speed chess. Josh’s parents hire a renowned chess coach, Bruce, who teaches Josh the usefulness of measured planning. Along the way Josh becomes tired of Bruce’s system and chess in general and purposely throws a match, leaving the prospects of winning a national championship in serious jeopardy.
Plot: A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.
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Zaillian’s genius in “Searching for Bobby Fischer”
In SEARCHING FOR BOBBY FISCHER, Steven Zaillian’s is the most complete and near-flawless film-work of the 1990s. I can’t say merely “director’s work” because he also wrote the screenplay. And (I have to presume) he chose Conrad Hall as d.p., James Horner for the music, Wayne Wahrman as film-editor, and he worked with a lighting director, sound director, set director and more — each of whom did a job worthy of the highest praise. And the cast, the supernal cast — many of whom have had larger and more celebrated roles, but none of whom has ever nailed a role more satisfyingly — Kingsley, Mantegna, Allen, Fishburne — even the smaller and cameo bits are effectively faultless — by Linney, Stephens, Shalhoub, Pendleton. And of course, Pomeranc’s work is a kind of miracle. Every part of it evokes from me applause for Zaillian’s imagination, sensibility, knowledgeability, intelligence, judgment.
I confess I post this comment because none of the other comments I’ve seen on SEARCHING seems to me to realize how much Zaillian must have contributed to making this — and I think it deserves this adjective — GREAT movie. (I further confess I didn’t first watch the movie until some three years after its debut because of its title. I was damned if I wanted to spend two hours in the presence of someone as nasty-seeming as Fischer. But the title of course was Fred Waitzkin’s, the author of the source book. Fred, you cost me a few years — but Steven Zaillian has made up for it many times over.)
Family movie disguised as chess movie.
If you’re a chess player, you should know: I saw that there were some goofs regarding chess in this movie, but I didn’t know that NONE OF THE CHESS RELATED SEQUENCES MADE SENSE. What’s the point of making such a movie? How hard is it to get a chess adviser for the editing process. It doesn’t have to be a GM. Any decent player would suffice. You could just go a block from the Washington sq. to a chess café and find someone who’d have time to help not to make this movie an embarrassment. Only good parts were documentary ones showing Bobby Fischer, and I would recommend to see “Bobby Fischer against the world” for a chess cinematic fix. Otherwise this family movie is pretty banal, and I wish, someone had written this review before I considered spending time watching this.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 49 min (109 min), 1 hr 33 min (93 min) (Ontario) (Canada)
Genre Biography, Drama, Sport
Director Steven Zaillian
Writer Fred Waitzkin (book), Steven Zaillian (screenplay)
Actors Max Pomeranc, Joe Mantegna, Joan Allen, Ben Kingsley
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 9 nominations.
Production Company Mirage Entertainment
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Film House, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (dailies)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 100T 5248, EXR 500T 5296)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm