Queens Gambit and Netflix

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Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:04 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:08 am
Having now seen the whole thing, my opinion is very much that it's a lot better show when it centres on the characters rather than the chess.
Even so, its portrayal of actual chess play is still well above average - low bar though that may be.

Not surprised that it has started to garner awards.
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Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:13 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:04 pm
JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:08 am
Having now seen the whole thing, my opinion is very much that it's a lot better show when it centres on the characters rather than the chess.
Even so, its portrayal of actual chess play is still well above average - low bar though that may be.
Mmm, I think that's true as far as the body language is concerned. Other stuff, not so much.

I'm pleased for Taylor-Joy, immense performance. (Though Marielle Heller might be the best thing in it.)
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Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Post by Mick Norris » Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:40 pm

I gather Taylor-Joy has British citizenship and was here from age 6 (having be born in the US and brought up in Argentina until then); would be good to see her as ECF President
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Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:50 pm

What, and lose the guy who says there's no sexism in chess?
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Re: Queens Gambit and Netflix

Post by Geoff Chandler » Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:31 pm

see above, Chess.com's report on the 'Queens Gambit' and the Golden Globes.

https://www.chess.com/news/view/golden- ... ens-gambit

"I love chess! I've had to pick up new skills for the movies that I've been doing,
so I'm looking forward to having some time off so I can get back to chess,"
Taylor-Joy said in an interview after winning the award."

(still not seen it.)

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